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Before Sunrise Reviews

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Ally Johnson
The Young Folks
April 20, 2015
There's a vulnerable undercurrent beneath this film, one that beats and throbs with the stolen looks, brief touches and romantic under-the-stars kisses.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 22, 2013
Undoubtedly one of the most romantic movies of all time...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
May 28, 2013
...a bittersweet celebration of romantic frisson - the notion that our most precious moments of connection are often the fleeting ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
May 28, 2013
Two strangers quickly fall in love, discuss big ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
April 8, 2013
Linklater captures romance at the sunset of gadget-free existence ... holy moments when no gadget or lens comes between us and our immediate company and surroundings.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 10, 2012
The combination of optimism, tragedy, and the fuzzy warmth of new love is absolutely flawless.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
January 17, 2010
the film asks us to consider the very nature and purpose of our existence in a fragmentary, superficial and transient universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
August 16, 2009
Linklater hasn't just crafted a detached portrait of a unique couple: he's painting a masterful examination of human nature, of that relationship we all want, but too often sadly see slip away.
Full Review | Original Score: 97/100
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A thought-provoking, likable, entertaining, beautiful, and well-acted piece of romance...
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 9, 2007
Acting tour de force that feels exceptionally real
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 16, 2006
Hawke and Delpy keep the tone not only afloat but mesmerizing. So natural are their performances that it seems impossible not to believe they truly are soulmates who are locked in a doomed, all-too-short affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 29, 2006
Inspired by Godard's lyrical film-essays, Linklater revisits his unreleased debut (also set on a train), while paying tribute to Rohmer's cerebral moral fables. Though narrower in scope, this film is more mature and generous than previous efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Agreeably alluring.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 26, 2004
É como testemunhar duas pessoas se apaixonando uma pela outra em tempo real: algo simultaneamente mágico, comovente e de partir o coração.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 16, 2004
It's the best pick up movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
While it's a bit awkward and self-indulgent, it also creates two extremely vivid characters and one of cinema's more believable romances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
June 8, 2004
While the couple get...philosophical in their courtship dance, 'Before Sunrise' maintains an awareness of their earnestness without itself putting on airs of profundity.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
One of the great screen romances.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 3, 2003
Seemingly improvised and entirely natural but still structured and splendidly directed by writer Richard Linklater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 26, 2002
This is one of only a small number of films that can transport us back to the surprises, delights, and enchantments of a first encounter.
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