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About Last Night Reviews

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2014
Writers DeClue and Kazurinsky have created a recognizable geography for every age; you suspect that About Last Night will set off pangs of identification everywhere.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 13, 2014
Homework assignment: Is the decision to change both the title and the thrust of Mamet's play evidence of perversity or of perversion? Due tomorrow. Class dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 13, 2014
The shocks of recognition are largely absorbed by the standard narrative structure that replaces Mamet's blackouts; the characters, instead of functioning as archetypes, look underwritten, half alive.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
This is the yuppie drama that St. Elmo`s Fire wanted to be but wasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
January 21, 2009
Film lacks much of Mamet's grittiness, but is likable in its own right.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The screenwriters work many nice little observations into their occasionally over-quippish script, but this is considerably smaller than the sum of its parts.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You've a right to wonder why anyone would want to work so hard -- with such an expenditure of imagination -- to transform a play with such a distinctive voice into a movie that sounds like any number of others.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It has an eye and an ear for the way we live now, and it has a heart, too, and a sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 1, 1986
A marriage between the creative talents of David Mamet and Edward Zwick might seem to be an unlikely union but, in the case of 1986 feature About Last Night..., it is surprisingly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4