After Hours


After Hours

Critics Consensus

Bursting with frantic energy and tinged with black humor, After Hours is a masterful -- and often overlooked -- detour in Martin Scorsese's filmography.



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A Manhattan Yuppie's night out becomes a comic nightmare, courtesy of director Martin Scorsese. Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette star in a "wild, funny and wonderful original" (Judith Crist) Year: 1985 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom


Griffin Dunne
as Paul Hackett
Rosanna Arquette
as Marcy Franklin
Teri Garr
as Julie
John Heard
as Tom, the Bartender
Rocco Sisto
as Coffee Shop Cashier
Larry Block
as Taxi Driver
Victor Argo
as Diner Cashier
Murray Moston
as Subway Attendant
John Codiglia
as Transit Cop
Margo Winkler
as Woman with Gun
Clarke Evans
as 1st Neighbor
Vic Magnotta
as Dead Man
Victor Bumbalo
as 2nd Neighbor
Robin Johnson
as Punk Girl
Stephen J. Lim
as Club Berlin Bartender
Bill Elverman
as Neighbor
Frank Aquilino
as Angry Mob
Joel Jason
as 1st Biker
Rand Carr
as 2nd Biker
Maree Catalano
as Angry Mob
Paula Raflo
as Angry Mob
Martin Scorsese
as Club Berlin Searchlight Operator
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Critic Reviews for After Hours

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (46) | Rotten (6)

  • It might not make any sense. It might not even matter. But it's a blast while it lasts, and it brings the most perfect of endings along with the sunrise.

    Apr 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • That "After Hours" fails to satisfy, that it derails, that even its own director tires of the material halfway through, would disappoint no one if the name of Martin Scorsese didn't appear above the title.

    Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 18, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 18, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It's his most-un-Scorsese-like film, and it's an overlooked gem.

    Mar 18, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The result is a delirious and challenging comedy, a postmodern Ulysses in Nighttown.

    Jan 25, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for After Hours

  • Jul 29, 2012
    Its either a comedic thriller or a comedy disguised as a urban nightmare. Whatever genre this is, Minion's screenplay is pretty inventive in continually finding ways to prevent Dunne's character from getting laid or even just getting home. In its themes and style, this is probably the most "un-Scorsese" movie Scorsese has ever made . . . and it makes me wish he'd branch out and do strange, undefinable material like this more often.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 17, 2012
    Weird, dark, full of energy, Scorsese unlike what we're used to see him do. In other words, very interesting.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2011
    Martin Scorsese's After Hours, it's a surreal and great black comedy, with a very good screenplay and actings. A film showing, that even in the most forgotten movie, Scorsese always is terrific.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2011
    Unusual type of film for Mr Scorsese this one which he hasn't really been back to explore since which is a shame as this is one of those quirky interesting cult films that is pretty good, weird and bad all at once. Griffin Dunne is a great character actor and really shines here as a regular guy just trying to get home, although its his own fault he gets into all these sticky situations. A myriad of circumstances all rain down upon Dunne as he wanders from street to street in 80's New York (when NY was grotty too) which do leave you feeling quite uncomfortable or uneasy as he tries to solve problems and help people in order to gain trust or simply afew bucks to get the subway. Its brilliantly done by Scorsese as you really do feel for Dunne's character and find yourself talking to the screen as you get a hunch of the trouble that's coming his way, you just want him to get his keys back or finish one errend before he gets caught up in another hehe Great ensemble cast throughout with a perfect grimy almost spooky look and feel to it, not a perfect film gotta say, has its ups n downs, alittle dull in spots. I wonder why Dunne isn't in much else, he did this and 'American Werewolf' and that's about it really.
    Phil H Super Reviewer

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