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.
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.
June 14, 2019
Heightened by an impressive performance from Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache.
June 14, 2019
Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated.
June 14, 2019
Playing an imperious Brit who sneers at lesser mortals from a pedestal of "The Devil Wears Prada"-style privilege and power, Thompson crackles with just the right amount of condescension, cruelty and whip-smart comic timing.
June 14, 2019
There's a great movie in here somewhere, but "Late Night" needs another pass through the writer's room before going to air.
Top Critic
June 13, 2019
I'm not sure the film gets all of this right, but it's an intriguing, enjoyable, well-cast effort.
June 13, 2019
What does work - a lot - is Thompson, who conveys wit, intelligence and capability better than just about anyone in the movies today.
June 13, 2019
Thompson and Kaling don't even need to be acting here. Like all women, they've long had to navigate real-world misogyny. But they also know how to find the humour in it.
June 13, 2019
But for much of its running time, Late Night feels like two punchlines struggling for equal airtime.
June 13, 2019
Kaling's screenwriting debut addresses modern sore spots with gentle humor and a big heart.
June 12, 2019
You'll have a good time nevertheless. But don't be surprised if you come out wishing that there actually were a late-night comedy show starring Emma Thompson instead of just a movie about one.
June 12, 2019
If only real workplaces were like this - but, in the company of Thompson and Kaling, it's a lot of fun to think so.
June 12, 2019
Like all comedians worth their salt, Kaling sets out to kill - but with kindness.
June 12, 2019
"Late Night" is a fairly agreeable experience, and every time Thompson is on screen, there's a reason to keep watching.
June 10, 2019
[A] formulaic and uneven comedy given a needed boost by a commanding central performance.
June 10, 2019
Thompson and Kaling make a delicious odd couple. Good night and good luck to them both.
June 7, 2019
There was space in this film for a rich weaving together of ambition, anxiety, and humor, but it never came to be.
June 7, 2019
It's a good thing that Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson are the stars of the mediocre Late Night, written by Kaling and directed by Nisha Ganatra, because without them, it would resemble nothing much more than a Devil Wears Prada knockoff.
June 7, 2019
Kaling qualifies as an expert at writing romantic comedies after five seasons of The Mindy Project. But the romance in Late Night isn't girl-meets-boy; it's girl-meets-career.
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