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After Hours Reviews

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2015
After Hours is dazzling movie making; you could get a giddy kick just from cinematographer Michael Ballhaus' shot as a set of house keys floats down toward the camera, tossed from a top-floor apartment.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 18, 2015
Like many of Scorsese's earlier pictures, After Hours has a fascination with the bizarre. But the new film is lighter in spirit than any Scorsese film, with the possible exception of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 18, 2015
It's his most-un-Scorsese-like film, and it's an overlooked gem.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 25, 2010
The result is a delirious and challenging comedy, a postmodern Ulysses in Nighttown.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 31, 2008
Anxiety-ridden picture would have been pretty funny if it didn't play like a confirmation of everyone's worst fears about contemporary urban life.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 31, 2008
Scorsese's orchestration of thematic development, narrative structure, and visual style is stunning in its detail and fullness; this 1985 feature reestablished him as one of the very few contemporary masters of filmmaking.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Inventive film-making of the first order.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
After Hours is not, ultimately, a satisfying film, but it's often vigorously unsettling. In this season of homogenized pap, that should be read as praise.
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Chicago Tribune
August 25, 2004
After Hours is like one of those stories about a driver from out of town who takes the wrong turnoff on a big city expressway and winds up having an awful but memorable story to tell the folks back home... as long as he survives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is the work of a master filmmaker who controls his effects so skillfully that I was drained by this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4