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About Last Night Reviews

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2014
Writers DeClue and Kazurinsky have created a recognizable geography for every age; you suspect that About Last Night will set off pangs of identification everywhere.
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
February 13, 2014

Empire Magazine
February 13, 2014
Engaging performances from the two leads are complemented by a witty script with some great one-liners, and five-star support from James Belushi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 13, 2014
About Last Night... is occasionally wonderful, but inevitably disappointing.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 13, 2014
Homework assignment: Is the decision to change both the title and the thrust of Mamet's play evidence of perversity or of perversion? Due tomorrow. Class dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 13, 2014
The shocks of recognition are largely absorbed by the standard narrative structure that replaces Mamet's blackouts; the characters, instead of functioning as archetypes, look underwritten, half alive.
Peter Freedman
Radio Times
February 12, 2014
Lowe and Moore do well as the on-again, off-again partners, although it is James Belushi, in an over-the-top supporting performance his brother John would have been proud of, who all but walks off with the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 12, 2014
What emerges on the screen, however, is largely bland and prettified, virtually indistinguishable from any other trendy Hollywood romance of its period.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
This is the yuppie drama that St. Elmo`s Fire wanted to be but wasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 13, 2009
It takes a lot in order for Jim Belushi to be the best actor in something.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 31, 2009
Starts out strong and has potential, but then deteriorates into soap opera and endless montages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Variety Staff
January 21, 2009
Film lacks much of Mamet's grittiness, but is likable in its own right.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
March 15, 2008
Great adaptation of Mamet's play...if they ever make my life story, Jim Belushi is playing me!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The screenwriters work many nice little observations into their occasionally over-quippish script, but this is considerably smaller than the sum of its parts.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
clever script and performances
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
November 18, 2003
One of the best movies of the 80's. Lowe and Moore are hotter than hell
| Original Score: 4/5
Ben Reynolds
May 24, 2003
A rare, if dated, treat -- an intelligent film that's grown-up enough to deal with sex, sexism and friendship, with wit and honesty.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You've a right to wonder why anyone would want to work so hard -- with such an expenditure of imagination -- to transform a play with such a distinctive voice into a movie that sounds like any number of others.
Scott Weinberg
July 28, 2002
Simultaneously obnoxious and insightful; a great cast keeps things afloat.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
A comedy about singletons, sexual politics, and the emptiness of relationships based only on physical attraction.
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