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The Morning After Reviews

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October 8, 2015
A solid who-dunnit from Lumet. Not one of his best, but far from his worst.
½ April 19, 2015
so over the top and predictable
February 12, 2015
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................
Skip this snoozer! Nothing nice to say about this, so I'll just move on.
October 29, 2014
Weird characters, story. Jane Fonda feels miscast, as does Jeff Bridges. Bridges' character just seems off, who he is on the printed page doesn't seem to translate to the screen, or through Bridges' performance, which is odd because he's usually spot on. Fonda's character is written just a little too unlikable; and also wasn't that interesting. Raul Julia steals every scene he's in, he's the only character in the movie that really clicks.
March 2, 2014
Was kind of mildly interesting for a while in the beginning, with Lumet going for some weird Hitchcock-in-the-'80s thing, but then all of the vaguely intriguing noirish elements in the setup are completely squandered in the bizarrely slap-dash, abruptly anti-climactic revelation which pretty much disregards the entire plot up to that point and settles on "this character did it, don't ask why or how." Awful. And Sidney Lumet had terrible taste in music in the '80s.
Super Reviewer
January 3, 2014
The trio of Fonda, Bridges and Lumet couldn't make this one into a masterpiece..simply an entertaining suspense movie which is a tad disappointing. The plot line perhaps needed to be tightened into something within the realm of the believable.
September 27, 2013
This is a 1986 movie.
October 31, 2012
There's a reason you've never heard of this movie: it's terrible. Fonda is shrill and unlikeable while Bridges is cruising on autopilot. Aside from a few "jump" scenes, there is little that holds your attention as the story plods along, and when the killer is exposed, there is no sense of satisfaction from the viewer for having sat through the proceedings.
½ June 10, 2012
Nobody's best work. It can't decide if it's a film about alcoholism or a sleazy thriller and fails at both. Oh, the 80s.
May 28, 2012
Jane Fonda and Raul Julia ran away with this picture.
May 18, 2012
jane fonda and jeff bridges give really good performances, that are on par with what you'd expect from a sidney lumet film. "the morning after" has some highs and some lows. but the moments that are good are so good that it's a damn shame the entire film isn't of that calibur, as the weaker moments almost make it feel like a chore to continue watching.
Super Reviewer
½ September 21, 2011
Even a great filmmaker is not infalible, not when he has to work with a poor screenplay. The tone rambles, never decides if it is a comedy, a soap opera or a thriller. Performances by Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges and the underused Raul Julia do some good to this ridiculous and predictible mess.
½ August 6, 2011
Good thriller. Got a little cheesy romancey at times.
½ July 21, 2011
There's a reason you've never heard of this movie: it's terrible. Fonda is shrill and unlikeable while Bridges is cruising on autopilot. Aside from a few "jump" scenes, there is little that holds your attention as the story plods along, and when the killer is exposed, there is no sense of satisfaction from the viewer for having sat through the proceedings.
½ May 17, 2011
The Morning After starts off as a exciting and suspensful thrill ride. Unfortunately it tales off around the mid point and the film could have benefited from having more characters. The movie is saved by the performances and chemistry between Jeff Bridges and Jane Fonda. The romantic storyline steals the show and makes the viewer forget this was a suspense tale. Overall, a solid and successful movie, and worth viewing to see Fonda and Bridges.
April 9, 2011
As a thriller, it's full of holes; but the film is lifted by an emotionally affecting performance by Jane Fonda.
½ March 16, 2011
Very close to being a much better movie, but it lets the actual mystery aspect take a backseat for far too long. Hooray for a thriller that does weird, bright color blocking instead of the near-obligatory overuse of darkness.
February 2, 2011
Jane Fonda saves this one
Super Reviewer
January 24, 2011
A good thriller from Lumet, a great director, and it has a great cast too. I really liked this movie.
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