Late Night Reviews

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October 1, 2019
I liked it, but I wanted to love it... It's almost like it pulls its punches here and there -- I wanted more bite from it.
September 24, 2019
There's an odd cynicism running through Late Night that has less to do with being who you are and more to do with being the person everyone wants to you to be.
September 23, 2019
How devastating for a movie that is meant to be topical to feel like it has been on the shelf for a while.
September 18, 2019
With her sharp suits and even sharper tongue, Thompson's character is a far cry from her many dignified roles in tasteful period pieces, and it's thrilling to see a woman character like this.
September 14, 2019
The material just isn't there.
August 30, 2019
A good movie, about two female characters...women can certainly excel...
August 21, 2019
Unfortunately, Late Night has little to offer beyond Thompson's wardrobe, and of course Thompson herself.
August 18, 2019
There wouldn't be a single minute of 30 Rock or Parks & Recreation that isn't funnier and more relevant than this film and its fumbling attempt to pursue a "woke" agenda about diversity, gender equality glass ceilings and male privilege...Groan-worthy.
August 16, 2019
Moments of brilliance, some decent belly laughs courtesy of some great gender gags are the upside to a pretty patchy, predictable and undernourishing overall experience.
August 15, 2019
Mindy Kaling wrote the screenplay with Emma Thompson in mind and you can see the character was crafted for exactly her talents.
August 14, 2019
...Because Late Night featured such a complex character in Katherine, and such a capable actor in Emma Thompson, the movie probably could have gone a few floors deeper into the dungeons of our dated ideas.
August 12, 2019
Light tone, deep messages in female-centric comedy.
August 11, 2019
It's too much of a Cinderella-story in places but for the most part, this is still an entertaining, feel-good comedy-drama.
August 9, 2019
Kaling and Thompson are going after something different, and while it's acerbically funny at times it also feels quite real and of the moment.
August 9, 2019
In the end, Kaling and Thompson's double act delivers enough to stay up for - if you can resist the itch to change channels along the way.
August 9, 2019
Late Night's message is curiously belated and the direction and screenplay lack distinction from similar comedies. It is good fun before the clichés mount.
August 8, 2019
Aside from a brilliant Thompson, what keeps this engaging (though not always engaged) affair in an audience's good graces is its lively scriptwriting.
August 7, 2019
I'm willing to accept this as an accurate picture of how comedians can be -- which is not to say that the accuracy makes Late Night any funnier.
August 7, 2019
With a well-intentioned screenplay determined to invoke discussion from an audience, 'Late Night' aims to make a relevant point but is too generically clichéd for its own good.
August 7, 2019
A worthy venture out to bask in the gloriousness that is Emma Thompson.
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