Before Sunset Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 1, 2004
The experiences they talk about are like so many sound-bites; they haven't internalized the wisdom that the words suggest.