After the Sunset (2004)
Average Rating: 4.4/10
Reviews Counted: 139
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 114
A slick but bland thriller.
Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 37
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 32
A slick but bland thriller.
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 42,262
Max "The King of Alibis" Burdett and his beautiful accomplice Lola have come to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, fresh off their final big score in which they lifted the second of the three famous Napoleon diamonds. With their financial future set, the couple is ready to relax and enjoy their hard-earned riches. But Stan, the FBI agent who has spent years in dogged but failed pursuit of Max, refuses to believe that his nemesis is actually calling it quits. He thinks that Max and Lola are actually
Nov 12, 2004 Wide
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Audiences seeking mild diversion might prefer approaching it as Lola does her new surroundings: 'The challenge is to find joy in simple things'.
A deliberately mindless action comedy that invites us to lose ourselves, without any PC guilt, in its hedonistic enticements.
A movie utterly devoid of wit , excitement and any reason for being.
Shot in the Bahamas with lots of plugs for the Atlantis resort, After the Sunset looks great but is the cinematic equivalent of empty calories.
The film is thin, insipid and unconvincing except when it argues for Salma Hayek's beauty.
The mix of thievery intrigue, humor, exotic slacking and animal attraction are a classy recipe for stealing audience affections.
After the Sunset is the sort of movie that may not find its ideal audience until channel-surfing insomniacs discover it late some evening, long, long after sunset indeed.
As guilty pleasures go, this is as good as three rum punches on a hot afternoon at a beach bar. It won't do you any good, but hey, it's a lot of fun.
The dialogue mimics the terseness [of Elmore Leonard's work] without the snap or humor. Almost every word sounds recycled from another movie.
Folks who like these actors will probably have fun with the film. Just don't go in with high expectations, as the script and direction are merely average.
Beautiful to look at (particularly any scene containing Salma Hayek) and has a zippy energy, but there's nothing going on underneath its attractive surface.
What you get with this film is an unoriginal concept using the backdrop of a resort to lure us to see a heist film where our time is only thing that was stolen.
Like a holiday page-turner, there's nothing terribly profound in this heist movie cum-comedy, but the characters are likeable and it's easy on the eye.
Devoid of a clever script and truly charismatic chemistry, it plays out as one big, glossy yawn.
...[a] hollow heist flick. Alas, After the Sunset maintains having the trivial tension of a fifth grade spelling bee contest. Repeat after me...Paradise Lost.
Spends so much time down Selma Hayek's shirt fronts that we come away suffocated.
Every bit as easygoing as its tropical island setting, and every bit as uninspired and uninspiring. Its pleasantness is its undoing.
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