Reviews

Mar 3, 2021
Before Midnight's journey is not only an intellectual one.
Jan 31, 2021
Done with humor, heart and pathos, often in the same scene, it is a poignant farewell to two characters who grew up in front of us.
Jan 15, 2021
A refreshing counter-point to Hollywood's typical happily ever after stories.
Jun 25, 2020
Linklater closes one of the best romantic trilogies in the history of modern cinema with Before Midnight. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 19, 2020
In the brilliant third part of Richard Linklater's two-decade spanning trilogy, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy stroll through a paradise-on-earth slice of Greece.
Apr 5, 2020
Having spent some of the most romantic scenes in all of cinema in their company (a stroll at dawn in Vienna, Delpy singing "A Waltz for a Night"), the thought of their divorce will hit you harder than any of your own breakups.
Jan 7, 2020
Beautifully lensed by Christos Voudouris, the light, the location are celebratory and metaphoric with a timeless classic beauty serving as a testament to the battles of life and marriage and surviving with dignity and grace.
Nov 26, 2019
Painfully honest, refreshing with wonderful lead performances, Before Midnight is an intimate and charming comedy drama.
Aug 28, 2019
Unleashing a stream of feminist consciousness that is both outraged and outrageous-and cathartic because we are laughing with her, not at her-Céline emerges as a 21st-century hero and Delpy as the Carole Lombard of our time.
Aug 27, 2019
Before Midnight is quiet, shrewd and sparse. It is unassuming and unafraid to poke fun at its own sporadic pretentiousness. It is funny. It is heartwarming. It is heartbreaking. It is inspired.
Aug 20, 2019
One can't quite (and shouldn't) consider this to be the absolute last we'll see of these beloved characters... but as far as worthwhile and natural progression goes, Linklater and crew would be hard pressed to best Before Midnight.
Aug 6, 2019
Before Midnight is a great date movie-for a couple willing to risk getting locked in the kind of discussion after that may not end before midnight.
Apr 12, 2019
Unblemished and smooth-as-silk, flowing from one moment to the next like water. It's a seamless experience.
Mar 16, 2019
Linklater tries almost too hard and pre-determinedly to create a supposedly bathetic and neurotic fortysomething counterpoint to the "what if" musings of the earlier two films
Mar 13, 2019
I was equally drawn to and repelled by the characters on the screen and the real people, mewling and squirming, in the seats of the theater.
Feb 26, 2019
This is the most mature romance I can remember seeing onscreen.
Feb 26, 2019
There's drama, truth, poignancy and joy on display here. As Linklater knows all to well, it's a potent, engrossing combination.
Aug 23, 2018
When all's said and done, Linklater's Before Midnight proves a fitting conclusion to a lovingly constructed trilogy of films.
Feb 21, 2018
... you're unlikely to see a more riveting new film this year.
Dec 3, 2017
The first movie was all about possibility. The second was about making a decision. Before Midnight is about consequences. Together they are a fascinating look at how we live and love.