After the Sunset (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

After the Sunset (2004)



Critic Consensus: A slick but bland thriller.

Movie Info

Max "The King of Alibis" Burdett and his beautiful accomplice Lola have come to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, fresh off their final big score in which they lifted the second of the three famous Napoleon diamonds. With their financial future set, the couple is ready to relax and enjoy their hard-earned riches. But Stan, the FBI agent who has spent years in dogged but failed pursuit of Max, refuses to believe that his nemesis is actually calling it quits. He thinks that Max and Lola are actually plotting to steal the third Napoleon diamond--one of the three largest non-flawed diamonds in the world--, which is coincidentally scheduled to arrive on Paradise Island as part of a touring cruise ship exhibition. Since he has no jurisdiction in the Caribbean country, Stan teams with a local cop and sets out to catch the sly Max and Lola in the act, while at the same time a local gangster has his own plans for the diamond. When the longtime adversaries meet up in paradise, Max quickly turns the tables and befriends the frustrated detective, showing him that Paradise Island has no shortage of pleasures to offer. But in order for Stan to figure out exactly what Max and Lola are up to, he will have to navigate all the twists and double-crosses of an action-packed story of friendship, suspicion and thieverymore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexuality, violence and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Zbyszewski, Craig Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Box Office: $28.3M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Pierce Brosnan
as Max Burdett
Salma Hayek
as Lola Cirillo
Woody Harrelson
as Stan Lloyd
Russell Hornsby
as Jean-Paul
Chris Penn
as Rowdy Fan
Mykelti Williamson
as Agent Stafford
Michael Bowen
as FBI Driver
Obba Babatundé
as Police Chief
Don Cheadle
as Kingpin
Rex Linn
as Agent Kowalski
Chad Gabriel
as Bathroom Boy
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for After the Sunset

Critic Reviews for After the Sunset

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (38)

Audiences seeking mild diversion might prefer approaching it as Lola does her new surroundings: 'The challenge is to find joy in simple things'.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A deliberately mindless action comedy that invites us to lose ourselves, without any PC guilt, in its hedonistic enticements.

Full Review… | November 19, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Unappealing characters and a dumb story. Skip it.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Common Sense Media

...a fluffy time-killer.

Full Review… | February 22, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

The mix of thievery intrigue, humor, exotic slacking and animal attraction are a classy recipe for stealing audience affections.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Long Island Press

After the Sunset is the sort of movie that may not find its ideal audience until channel-surfing insomniacs discover it late some evening, long, long after sunset indeed.

September 1, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for After the Sunset

A movie with the great Pierce Brosnan can't go wrong really, everything he does, he makes look effortlessly cool.
The story about the diamond heist though, seems secondary to the beautiful locations, and Brett Ratner's obcession with filming Miss Hayek's chest from all conceivable angles (not necessarily a bad thing). Although Hayek is SO botoxed that she can barely move her facial muscles to express any kind of emotion.
Woody Harrelson and Brosnan make a really funny team, and if they make a sequel, I hope it concentrates on their two characters, because they have a great screen chemistry. 5 Stars 5-2-14

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Well although not rated in the highest aspect at all i still thought this was an okay and watchable movie, even if its just a simple movie to watch on a late sunday evening whilst pottering about!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

It is a movie that looks like a James Bond movie but isnt, while Pierce Brosnan acts very much like 007 but the movie does not have all the juice.
Well Pierce Brosnan (playing Max Burdett) and Salma Hayek (playing Lola Cirillo) are diamond thieves and have decided to "retire" in the Paradise Islands in the Bahamas. Lola wants them to enjoy their wealth and stay away from crime. An FBI agent (played by Woody Harrelson) still wants to catch them though and almost does.There is lots of action packed drama played out mostly on the beautiful tropical island

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

After the Sunset Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss After the Sunset on our Movie forum!