Late Night

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Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a workplace comedy with a lot of heart -- and just as many laughs.

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Legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

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It's telling that The Devil Wears Prada, the closest thematic comparison to Kaling's scenario, feels more fearless and timely, even though it's 13 years old.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Late Night too often pulls its punches.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The director Nisha Ganatra doesn't do much visually but she adroitly works around Kaling's stand-and-deliver acting and gives Thompson the room she needs to turn a cliché into a striking character.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Late Night's subject feels timely, and it's uncommonly crowd-pleasing, even broad.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…
Slate
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They never quite cohere, and both ultimately lack the very bite missing from Katherine's fictional talk show-the closest to a truly withering gag here is Ike Barinholtz's amusing Dane Cook impersonation, though even that's a little past its sell date.

Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
AV Club
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It's a charming, intelligent movie with a lot of heart and, naturally, some killer jokes.

Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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