About Last Night Reviews

February 13, 2014
About Last Night... is occasionally wonderful, but inevitably disappointing.
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.
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.
February 12, 2014
What emerges on the screen, however, is largely bland and prettified, virtually indistinguishable from any other trendy Hollywood romance of its period.
October 13, 2009
It takes a lot in order for Jim Belushi to be the best actor in something.
July 31, 2009
Starts out strong and has potential, but then deteriorates into soap opera and endless montages.
January 21, 2009
Film lacks much of Mamet's grittiness, but is likable in its own right.
Top Critic
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.
November 5, 2005
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.