Reviews

Jan 15, 2021
A refreshing counter-point to Hollywood's typical happily ever after stories.
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.
Sep 6, 2017
While the film has certainly satisfied many audiences and critics across the board, I was left very cold and bewildered, questioning what I even saw.
Jun 21, 2016
'Before Midnight' has all the best qualities of 'Sunrise' and 'Sunset' (a love of conversational dialogue, long takes that value the joy of performance and interaction, gorgeous European locations), yet it is a grander and more complicated achievement.
Jun 22, 2015
Hawke and Delpy, who co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater, make this oscillation between badinage and feistiness, cosiness and irritability, look effortless.
Jan 6, 2014
This is a universal X-ray of bourgeois love, one that in a few decades will get around to something like Amour.
Nov 2, 2013
Hawke and Delpy emerge multi-dimensional and riddled with flaws. In a long-term relationship, you may think you know what the other is thinking, but do you ever really know?
Jun 22, 2013
So much better written than contemporary novels, this film is a literary as well as cinematic achievement to cherish. For grown-ups.
Jun 22, 2013
As before, it's often very funny, with Jesse and Celine swapping Woody Allen-esque one-liners - nicely snarky, appealingly abrasive.
Jun 21, 2013
None of the films is faultless in itself, but, tinted with complementary tones, the complete cycle comes as close to perfection as any trilogy in cinema history.
Jun 20, 2013
Predictably, it's just as great as the first two.
Jun 20, 2013
By the end, Before Midnight inches towards a dawn of charm. But it's a troubled trip.
Jun 20, 2013
As an organic experiment in collaboration between actors and director, it is a triumph, co-created and co-owned by Delpy, Linklater and Hawke.
Jun 20, 2013
Hawke and Delpy, who are both credited on the script too, have never found co-stars to bounce off more nimbly or bring out richer nuances in their acting.
Jun 18, 2013
Hawke and Delpy remain as charming as ever, and their combined goofiness is more endearing than annoying.
Jun 17, 2013
A bit tarter than its predecessors, but not skimping on their woozy, chatty charm, this perfectly played, gently incisive film is a welcome new chapter in one of cinema's most beguiling ongoing romances.
Jun 14, 2013
Love is messy here, life cannot be controlled, satisfaction is far from guaranteed. Romance is rocky at best. But romance still is.
Jun 13, 2013
The dialogue is never dull or one-sided; these are intelligent, articulate people, given to debate and philosophizing.
Jun 13, 2013
Though "Before Midnight" is often uncomfortable to watch, it's never less than mesmerizing - and ultimately, a joy to walk with this prickly but fascinating couple again.
Jun 13, 2013
"Before Midnight" is heartbreaking, but not because of Jesse and Celine. It's the filmmakers' passions that seem to have cooled.