After the Sunset Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Unappealing characters and a dumb story. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 22, 2008
...a fluffy time-killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 23, 2007
The mix of thievery intrigue, humor, exotic slacking and animal attraction are a classy recipe for stealing audience affections.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Anil Sinanan
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Audiences seeking mild diversion might prefer approaching it as Lola does her new surroundings: 'The challenge is to find joy in simple things'.
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Behind the curve.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
The dialogue mimics the terseness [of Elmore Leonard's work] without the snap or humor. Almost every word sounds recycled from another movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
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.
| Original Score: C+
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
January 25, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 12, 2005
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.
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
December 31, 2004
That's when most of us sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 17, 2004
They forgot the "r" in "caper"
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 8, 2004
Devoid of a clever script and truly charismatic chemistry, it plays out as one big, glossy yawn.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 4, 2004
All polish trying to cover up an unsanded surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 23, 2004
...[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
November 22, 2004
Spends so much time down Selma Hayek's shirt fronts that we come away suffocated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 21, 2004
Every bit as easygoing as its tropical island setting, and every bit as uninspired and uninspiring. Its pleasantness is its undoing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 20, 2004
Light-hearted, enjoyable caper flick that gets good mileage from both its stunning locations and its equally stunning cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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