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  • Summary: Infused with humor, intelligence, and passion, After Midnight is a masterful homage to the silent movie era. Ferrario's daring visual choices and unconventional storytelling make for a charming celebration of love and cinema. (Avatar Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 75
    An enchanting romantic comedy between two lost souls in the most unexpected of places.
  2. Ferrario deft use of old silent-movie footage - especially Buster Keaton - makes After Midnight enchanting.
  3. 70
    What makes After Midnight more than just another ménage à trois (in homage to Truffaut) is the way Ferrario, who also writes about movies, weaves the allure of early film into a contemporary story, shot with the latest high-definition technology.
  4. Diverting and often charming, but it never really holds together.
  5. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    60
    A must for movie buffs, but too much of the charm resides in the clips and exhibits and those unaffected by the nostalgia will find the romantic triangle a touch too contrived.
  6. 60
    As a story, it never develops beyond the routine. Still, the aesthetic philosophizing works as a framework for daring visual experiments.
  7. So taken with its own love of cinema, it forgets to lead you down the necessary dramaturgical path to make you fall in love, too.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Jun 7, 2013
    5
    While I enjoyed the fist two movies, I found the adolescent and self centered bickering boring and silly as the characters enter middle age. Good health, lovely children, dream jobs, and no financial worries and they are sill filled with selfish angst about not getting something more! It was set in Greece, but you only get claustrophobic glimpses of the island and the long hotel scene could have been filmed in a Best Western motel anywhere in the world. Even the Celine character complains of it's blandness. Maybe this is an accurate image of our present culture, shellfish and narcissistic, but I hope it is only a phase because it is vapid and immature. Expand

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