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Before Sunset Reviews

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August 8, 2012
The reunion has some lively moments, but a great deal of slow walking and fatuous talking about love, married life and sex.
July 2, 2004
Frankly, I wanted to stand up, shout "Get a room" at the two characters, and do something more interesting... like watching paint peel.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 1, 2004
The experiences they talk about are like so many sound-bites; they haven't internalized the wisdom that the words suggest.
January 9, 2005
[A]n experiment can be valuable without being successful.
September 24, 2004
morally ambivalent about the importance of the family unit and personal responsibility...uninvolving dialogue, uninspired directing, deficient acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 3, 2004
There's enough here that a thirtysomething audience, mindful of the complexity of their lives and their own missed opportunities, might respond to. But there isn't much magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2004
A lot of the prattle seems like the same-old half-absorbed guff that passes for profundity in so much of Linklater's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2004
The incessant jawboning of Before Sunset is all foreplay and no climax.
July 2, 2004
It quickly becomes a bore, full of feel-good nonsense and half-baked philosophies from Delpy and Hawke's self-important syllogisms.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 15, 2004
A jaw-droppingly beautiful and moving film, as defining a moment for its generation as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/4
August 10, 2004
Linklater's method, in an age when critics celebrate the egomania of M. Night Shyamalan and Quentin Tarantino, distinguishes him as Gen X's most literary director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 2, 2004
Before Sunset is better, perhaps because the characters are older and wiser, perhaps because they have more to lose (or win), and perhaps because Hawke and Delpy wrote the dialogue themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 30, 2004
Forget Spider-Man's tussle with Doc Ock. Forget Shrek's trek to Far Far Away. And forget Harry Potter's latest attempt to endure the snipes of Snape. For me, the sequel to see during the summer of 2004 is Richard Linklater's Before Sunset.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 9, 2004
How often does a visual medium make such an elegant argument about the beauty of language, even as it asserts its right to tell a story and move us with its vision?
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 22, 2010
Charming, talky romance for older teens and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2004
Somehow, improbably, Linklater has now made two of the most romantic films of the last decade, both featuring the same characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 16, 2004
The best movie of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 8, 2004
Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise gets a sweet, sad and touching sequel after almost a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2004
The splendid sequel to an overlooked gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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