Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Feb 12, 2014
    83
    If this was December, Kevin Hart might be in the Oscar mix, he's that good in About Last Night. Explosively good, a comedy nova who won't shut up and never should.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Feb 12, 2014
    78
    It’s the funniest, friskiest date movie in a good long while.
  3. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Feb 14, 2014
    75
    The film's best asset, and the thing that elevates it above the 1986 version, is how well it is cast.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    Frisky fun made all the more entertaining because of the potent chemistry between its quartet of lead actors.
  5. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    A rare remake in that it's sufficiently different in the details to make it of interest to those familiar to the earlier endeavor.
  6. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    In About Last Night, Hart blows up, to hilariously oversize proportions, the eternal male desire for freedom. He’s raunch on wheels.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    The four leads are enormously likable and there’s still enough sharp, raunchy, sexy humor for me to recommend this version.
  8. Reviewed by: Kevin C. Johnson
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    The four leads are entirely engaging including the manic Hart.
  9. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Feb 12, 2014
    75
    Maybe my favorite thing about this About Last Night, though, is that it’s proof romantic comedies don’t have to be so predictable.
  10. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Feb 17, 2014
    70
    As an honest look into relationships, it's a bust. As a straight-up comedy, though, it’s hilarious.
  11. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Feb 14, 2014
    70
    Far from a film about sharks sharking and love not working out, this About Last Night revels in friendship, fidelity, and something too rarely seen in the movies today: the idea that being young and black in Los Angeles can be glorious.
  12. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    Feb 14, 2014
    70
    It’s funnier than it has any right to be, really.
  13. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 13, 2014
    70
    It's not surprising that the remake of the 1986 film About Last Night... is broader, cruder and raunchier than the original. What is surprising it that's also much, much funnier.
  14. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Feb 13, 2014
    70
    Many of the funniest parts seem to arise spontaneously from Mr. Hart’s uncensored brain and fast-moving mouth. He can swerve from tears to mock outrage to anatomically detailed obscenities faster than just about any other comic performer working today, and in Ms. Hall he has found an excellent match.
  15. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Feb 14, 2014
    63
    About Last Night may be about Daniel and Debbie, but it’s Hart and Hall who make it worth watching. They take palatable but not exceptional cinematic hay and turn it into comic gold.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Feb 14, 2014
    63
    Hart is a comic fireball. Don't leave till after the final credits when he and Hall bust a few more hilarious improv moves.
  17. Reviewed by: Steve Macfarlane
    Feb 14, 2014
    63
    Kevin Hart turns an essentially crude wingman into the conscience of the film's torturous, nettled discourse on romance.
  18. Reviewed by: Geoff Pevere
    Feb 13, 2014
    63
    It’s high quality sweetness, as carefully prepped and prettily presented as any of the meals, cocktails and home decorating binges partaken of our quartet of love-locked converts to the way of the heart.
  19. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Feb 13, 2014
    63
    In a rom-com, there's no rom without the com. Hart and Hall give it their all.
  20. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Feb 12, 2014
    63
    What keeps us around until the closing credits, where Hart and Hall bust each other up, is the electrical charge between those two. They’re the Wimbledon Finals of sexy, sassy, drunken comic banter — two pros, evenly matched enough to put on a great show, even if they make us forget about the rest of the movie around them as they do.
  21. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Feb 18, 2014
    60
    Imagine "His Girl Friday" crossed with "Armageddon" and you’ll get a sense of the unfortunate disconnect that prevents an enjoyable light entertainment from achieving rom-com nirvana.
  22. Reviewed by: Peter Labuza
    Feb 13, 2014
    60
    The actors give the proceedings a mostly quick-witted repartee that prevails over the occasionally stale script.
  23. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 13, 2014
    60
    It’s playful, stable and sexy, thanks to a cast that knows how to find the sweet spots.
  24. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Feb 12, 2014
    60
    Attractively staged and spiced through with raunch, About Last Night is still a pleasant enough romp, even if you have no intention of returning its phone calls.
  25. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Feb 12, 2014
    58
    Despite a few deviations, About Last Night is basically the same sanitized rom-com, bearing the slightest hint of resemblance to its source material. In other words, most of the perversity of Perversity has again been excised — the Chicago too.
  26. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Feb 13, 2014
    50
    The cast does what it can with — and clearly self-improves upon — the essentially thin, at times choppy material.
  27. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Feb 13, 2014
    50
    Hall and Hart have appeared together in several movies, including 2012’s Think Like A Man, but have never been paired as love interests. Here, they lock into a manic, improvisational groove from minute one.
  28. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Feb 13, 2014
    50
    Daring and gutless at the same time. It's daring in that it's a romantic movie that's willing to be coarse. It's gutless in that it refuses to paint any of its characters in a negative light, even temporarily.
  29. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Feb 14, 2014
    40
    It's all fairly standard rom-com stuff.
  30. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Feb 13, 2014
    38
    Despite a frisky soundtrack that starts off with James Brown’s “Sex Machine” — trust me, it’s downhill from there — this is the visual equivalent of Muzak. You don’t have to see it to have seen it.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Feb 15, 2014
    1
    Watch the Original instead Pros: -Well Paced and Acted Cons: -You don't see the chemistry -It's boring -It wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Valentines Day
    -The Premise is too much like a rejected Twilight movie
    Recommendation: NO ONE
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  2. Apr 12, 2014
    0
    ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR. STICK TO WATCHING THE ORIGINAL ONE AND DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS UTTER NONSENSE. I SAY THIS AS A HUGE KEVIN HART FAN AND THESE TYPE OF MOVIES! LOVED THE ORIGINAL! :) Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. kevin hart and regina hall are funny butt some of comedy didnt suprise me what so ever but some of it is funny . i enjoy this and it is 80% worth seeing Full Review »