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February 14, 2014
On paper, About Last Night is a third-generation copy of David Mamet's 1974 stage play Sexual Perversity in Chicago -- but if anything... it comes closer to Mamet's rancorous vision of dueling hormones than the '80s screen version did.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 14, 2014
While this version lacks the subtlety of the original, it delivers enough raunchy humor to be far more entertaining.
February 14, 2014
The 2014 model of About Last Night... it beefs up the girl-side element of the story, incorporates considerably more frank sex talk, and generally provides its cast with a lot more meat to chew on and spit back out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2014
Mostly, Hart aces his many showcase moments, not so much stealing the movie as occasionally letting the other actors possess it for a while.
February 14, 2014
Neither director Steve Pink nor screenwriter Leslye Headland put much effort into basic storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 14, 2014
his film has the looseness of a movie made of outtakes -- but they mostly work, and they mostly involve Hall and Hart. They're the undercard that takes over the movie.
February 14, 2014
"About Last Night" makes for a pretty terrific date movie... because it demands only a commitment to be entertained, but still manages to make you consider what it means to be in a relationship.
February 14, 2014
Of all the date movies available for Valentine's weekend, About Last Night has the edge. That edge is mostly Kevin Hart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2014
The resulting film won't help you understand men or women any better, but it will make you laugh. And we all know that's the quickest way to the heart.
February 14, 2014
"About Last Night" surrenders its predecessor's ellipsis in its title, but thankfully retains the salty mouth and sexual shenanigans that mark it as an adaptation of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity In Chicago".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2014
It's a fresh update on an old story made relevant by a strong cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 14, 2014
It's a good set-up and contrast, and Pink keeps things moving, while finding times for a few in-jokes and some nice tunes on the soundtrack.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2014
About Last Night is frisky fun made all the more entertaining because of the potent chemistry between its quartet of lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2014
Has little new to offer about romantic entanglements that audiences haven't seen countless times in movies and, especially, on TV sitcoms since 1986, not to mention before that.
February 13, 2014
About Last Night takes us through the Honeymoon Phase and into the difficult realm beyond. That's where couples have to work to stay together, and that's where this movie gains its strongest traction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2014
It's a romantic dramedy timed for release on Valentine's Day, a confection equal parts tart and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2014
A sweet, silly, semi-raunchy Valentine's Day confection directed by Steve Pink.
February 13, 2014
What's missing are the jolts of realism and flashes of insight that made the original so stealthily effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2014
Though it's based on a David Mamet play now 40 years old, "About Last Night" feels as fresh and vital as any romantic comedy hot off the script pile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2014
You could take your honey for Valentine's Day. But, really, a dozen fake roses and a card from CVS would be more personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 13, 2014
The four leads are entirely engaging including the manic Hart, who seems to play variations of the same character in every movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2014
It balances any sentimentalism with an over-the-top vulgarity and a more open sexual energy than its predecessor.
February 13, 2014
However uneven, the movie at least knows the cardinal rule: In a rom-com, there's no rom without the com. Hart and Hall give it their all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2014
There's no critique going on, no point of view, no right and no wrong, no innocent or guilty party - and no dramatic stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2014
Pink improves on the 1986 Edward Zwick movie by wisely giving more screen time to less-strait-laced supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2014
The cultural dilution of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" continues with "About Last Night," an adaptation/remake with even less of the play's DNA than the dreadful original film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 13, 2014
Seduction is all in how it's played, as evidenced by the winning About Last Night. It's playful, stable and sexy, thanks to a cast that knows how to find the sweet spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
February 13, 2014
The dialogue has the flavor of 2014, even as these paramours simply borrow the dating wisdom -- and gender politics -- of their 1980s counterparts.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 12, 2014
A reboot that is as satisfying as breakfast in bed the morning after an unexpected rendezvous.
February 12, 2014
Modern touches and an engaging cast make the recycled material feel fresh enough for a one-night stand at the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2014
In a genre that avoids risk-taking, "About Last Night" is a breath of fresh air, a fun "date" movie that is as satisfying -- at least temporarily -- as a rebound boyfriend. Sometimes that's all you need in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4