The Morning After
The Morning After (1986)

In this excellent thriller, crisply directed by Sidney Lumet, Alex Sternbergen (Jane Fonda), a washed-up, alcoholic actress who never quite made it, wakes up one morning in an unfamiliar, luxurious loft apartment, only to find the corpse of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1986
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The thriller is always looking for something that is missing and never finds it.

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Christopher Null

alternately insults you and makes no sense at all

Emanuel Levy

As an alcoholic ex-actress, Jane Fonda gives a brilliant, Oscar-nominated peformance in Lumet's routine thriller set (for a change) in L.A.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The film is lifted by an emotionally affecting performance by Jane Fonda.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Sidney Lumet directs wearily; as a thriller, it's full of holes.

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Scott Weinberg

-or- I Woke Up Next to a Corpse!

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Even a great filmmaker is not infalible, not when he has to work with a poor screenplay. The tone rambles, never decides if it is a comedy, a soap opera or a… More
Conner Rainwater
If you like murder mysteries with powerhouse acting and directing, this is the movie to see. While the story is interesting and unique, it's the characters… More
Aj V
A good thriller from Lumet, a great director, and it has a great cast too. I really liked this movie.
John Ballantine
The trio of Fonda, Bridges and Lumet couldn't make this one into a masterpiece..simply an entertaining suspense movie which is a tad disappointing. The… More
jay nixon
Jane Fonda gives an incredibly nuanced performance as a spiraling down drunkard, she researched the tragic 40's star Gail Russell who drank herself to… More
Danny Rovira
A smart and suspenseful neo-noir well-directed by Sidney Lumet, with a sensationally dynamic Oscar-nominated performance by Jane Fonda, as once promising… More