After the Thin Man Reviews

September 25, 2019
After the Thin Man hasn't quite the spontaneity and charm of the original, but it's good mystery-comedy, the dialogue bright, the handling expert, and the principals as ingratiating as ever.
August 7, 2012
The script is tight, the direction is swift and arresting, and the cast is tops -- MGM surrounded its two quipping stars with the best character actors on the lot.
July 14, 2009
After the Thin Man boasts two things that the original lacks; a much more engaging caper, and a first-rate performance by a shockingly young Jimmy Stewart.
March 26, 2009
The two leading players seem to have a swell time throughout.
July 29, 2007
A good enough sequel to The Thin Man.
October 22, 2006
June 24, 2006
Surprisingly successful sequel to the delightful, Dashiell Hammett-based comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, with Powell and Loy as charmingly witty as ever.
March 25, 2006
If After the Thin Man is not quite the delight The Thin Man was, it is, at the very least, one of the most urbane comedies of the season.
August 3, 2005
Cute, though like its predecessor, more than a little dated.
July 26, 2005
In the view of many fans, After the Thin Man (1936) is the best episode in the series; and I can't say I disagree.
July 4, 2005
For some this funny, witty, well-acted sequel is better than the first picture in the series.
March 5, 2005
The production gets extra points for its high Art Deco style and for settling back to let Powell and Loy carry the day.
October 23, 2004
March 12, 2004
April 4, 2003
A strong sequel with a most unusual villain.
December 31, 2002
August 22, 2002
Superior sequel. Not up to the original, but close
January 1, 2000
The mystery elements amount to much less than Powell and Loy's effervescent interplay as the movies' most happily married couple.