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½ July 30, 2017
Joseph Minion's script is wonderful and outlandish but with Scorsese it becomes one of the greatest indies of all time.
July 9, 2017
Cara... Esse é um filme bem controverso, a trilha do filme é muito boa. Aqui o Martin tenta fazer um aspecto de mistério, junto com uma comedia dark presente no filme. O roteiro em geral é bem escrito, mas eu sinto que tem uma caida de ritmo em algumas horas, uns furos que incomodão, e a falta de motivação dos personagens é tipo "Ah, todo mundo tá fazendo vou fazer também", o 3° ato foi inesperado e eu particularmente não gostei, e nem achei engraçado, mas em geral o filme passa uma mensagem social presente em Nova York, e eu gostei do filme, achei bem divertido e confuso.
Nota: 8.2
½ May 14, 2017
Late one night, Paul Hackett meets a girl, Marcy, in a diner. She gives him her phone number and later that night he calls her. She invites him over to her place, which is across town. At her place things don't quite work out and Paul decides to go home. However, he has no money for cab or train fare and things are about to get very weird, leading to a situation where his life is in danger.

One of Martin Scorsese's least-known movies, and there's a reason for that. It is not that good. It had potential, as a quirky comedy or an intense drama, but it's these very possibilities that doom it to failure. Instead of picking one of the two courses and sticking with it, Scorsese tries to have a bet each way, making it a quirky comedy with deadly serious thriller aspects to it too, and the two sides don't gel (how could they, possibly?).

Difficult to view it seriously as a thriller, when you have these comedic moments. Difficult to laugh when the danger may be real. This conflict makes for an uneven experience.

Not funny enough to be a good comedy (though there are some good moments), not intense enough to be a good drama. The comedy itself mostly revolves around trying to throw as many wacky characters and situations into the mix as possible, and this gets rather tiresome, rather quickly.

The adventure that befalls Paul Hackett is quite a roller-coaster ride though, and it is this ceaseless momentum that prevents the movie from being total waste of time. Ending is quite poetic too.
May 9, 2017
A very dark but realistic comedy, which is certainly an underrated Scorsese film. It sort of never gets resolved but you root for the protagonist as you too become frustrated with the absurdity of what is happening.
April 12, 2017
Story about a guy who starts out on a date but ends up running around NYC all night meeting weird and wild people. Very entertaining. Not dated at all. One of Scorsese's best.
March 19, 2017
Not usually remembered as a Martin Scorsese's masterwork, this Kafkaesque comedy about a working man's incredible misadventures in the nocturnal underbelly of NYC expresses best the exasperation of a hard-luck everyday man. A little too well for its own good, one must say.
September 1, 2016
It only happens in My Shattered!
½ May 2, 2016
After Hours is very entertaining and thrilling, it's not funny at all to me, but I enjoyed it a lot.
March 24, 2016
It takes a bit too long to pick up, but "After Hours" proves to be mostly worth the wait.
½ March 15, 2016
It wants to be something. But even it's not sure what. Scorsese's mortgage payment was due. Tendency toward hollow showboating has rarely been more in evidence ... Ends as an atonal exercise made by artists with little if anything on their minds. Only the same 4 people live in New York City. I tend not to like the comedy of errors. This gets better toward the end. Lot of homo pervs, though. I like how it goes full circle.
½ February 15, 2016
2.5 / 5. Martin Scorsese made this little seen comedy in 1985, just after "The King of Comedy". The irony is that the latter works as a twisted character study, is immensely engaging and memorable but not particularly funny, whilst "After Hours", intended, supposedly, as a straight up "date night gone wrong" comedy, is a complete misfire. The screenplay itself, so replete with dated mysoginisms, with our hero's wish to get laid as a central character motivation, make for hollow entertainment at best. The discomfort the protagonist has with learning about a woman's potential burn scars by discovering her tube of medical cream (and this was 10 years before "Seinfeld", too) is not amusing but sad and frustrating, the plot device of her past history of torture a far too bleak one for it work in a comedy. Perhaps Scorsese considered such elements of the writing to add dark flavour and edginess to the material, but it all amounts to the lead guy being unlikeable and the women in the film being unfunnily portrayed as hysterical neurotics. The deftness of Scorsese's directorial hand is seen no less here than in his other films, placing this superbly lit and shot film at discomfiting odds with its immature, ugly writing.
February 14, 2016
At times it is really tedious, ridiculous and even annoying but it is dazzling to look at. A great lead performance from Dunne and the variety of supporting oddball characters played by Arquette, Heard, O' Hara and Fiorentina who gets the charlies out. Plus a text book cameo from the legend that is Dick Miller.
February 9, 2016
".. movies are like dreams or drug-induced reveries."
- Martin Scorsese

So that's a good description of this here film. Here's an extension to that motive/expression: "He admits attempting to incubate within the viewer the feeling of being in a limbo state somewhere between sleeping and waking."

Sound familiar?
January 28, 2016
Had never heard of this movie till few weeks ago. So strange and quirky, hilarious and intriguing. A hidden Scorsese gem.
½ December 30, 2015
comédia absurda angustiada, "After Hours" é impecável e bizarro
October 31, 2015
One of the best comedies i have ever seen. Funny and weird, an unique movie
September 16, 2015
Martin Scorsese's best work. One of the best pieces of comedy ever put to celluloid.
July 24, 2015
Remains an all-time favorite! First saw it in a NYC theater with friends and we were all falling out of our seats. Saw it multiple times. And re-view it probably once every year. Another great comic anatomy of life in Manhattan, with the great Peggy Lee song ending ("If that's all there is...")
July 16, 2015
Man this has gotta be one of the weirdest movies out there which is odd coming from Scorsese. It certainly has it's funny moments but most of the time it was just too bizarre for me. Perhaps a movie that gets better with repeat viewings.
April 22, 2015
Watched this movie 25 years ago and enjoyed it and it pulled me in where I felt I was with Griffin Dunne through the journey. I watched it again 10 years ago. I do not usually watch movies twice unless it is required. I watched it again this week. Well done ten out of ten.
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