After the Sunset


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32

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  1. An unalloyed delight, bright and breezy escapist fare that's pure entertainment, filled with romance, adventure, humor, action, suspense, beautiful scenery and beautiful people.
  2. 75
    After the Sunset is a mess, but it's a breezy, fun mess.
  3. A fun-in-the-sun heist caper that director Brett Ratner stages as if he were the activities director of a cruise ship.
  4. A marginally above average crime caper with one big plot twist that's pretty tough to believe but mildly interesting to consider.
  5. 63
    Harrelson certainly proves an entertaining foil to Brosnan's more refined thief.
  6. 63
    Salma Hayek merrily struts off with most of Brett Ratner's wispy caper comedy.
  7. Sizzles for a half-hour, then fizzles.
  8. The heist itself is almost dull, and the characters aren't half as colorful or interesting as they need to be.
  9. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    While After the Sunset is never exactly dull and is smartly cut to a brief running time, it never quickens the pulse.
  10. 50
    When it comes time for the actual robbery, so little has been explained that the plan seems ridiculously easy in some respects and totally improbable in others.
  11. This indirect rehash of "To Catch a Thief" trades Hitchcockian shrewdness for the slickest kinds of Hollywood glitz, gloss, and vulgarity.
  12. It's silly adolescent stuff, but director Brett Ratner and screenwriters Paul Zbyszewski and Craig Rosenberg serve it up gracefully.
  13. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    The movie grows progressively more routine in quarter-hour increments, eventually collapsing under the weight of its own insignificance.
  14. 50
    Not unpleasant, but you've seen it all before.
  15. 50
    Skillfully made, but it's not necessary...On the other hand, should you see it, the time will pass pleasantly.
  16. Though there are a few annoying moments when the actors get in the way of the scenery, mostly it succeeds.
  17. 40
    Instantly forgettable caper comedy.
  18. A jewel-heist frolic so stale it feels like a retread of a retread.
  19. A caper comedy without chemistry is just a bunch of waiting around for something to get stolen.
  20. The kind of glossy, Hollywood-forged waste of time that would depress even the most happily lackadaisical retiree.
  21. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    For a movie that's sexist, racist, and possibly the most deeply closeted gay love story to be released this year, After the Sunset is reasonably entertaining.
  22. You'd have to go back to Blake Edwards' "10" and Bo Derek to find a mainstream movie that spends more time gawking at a star's body - or a more cooperative and alluring subject.
  23. Simultaneously boring and cringe-inducing; you can't decide whether to flee the theater or lightly nap.
  24. 30
    The witless inanity of After the Sunset is so numbing that the sole reason for any living creature to sit through it--man, woman or household pet--is to marvel at the speed and variety of actress Salma Hayek's costume changes.
  25. 30
    A purported heist flick that sucks all the style out of stealing.
  26. It's strung together, with cliches instead of puka shells.
  27. 25
    A movie utterly devoid of wit , excitement and any reason for being.
  28. 20
    Despite its misguided comic pretensions, this brazenly unimaginative caper movie is most effective as a feature-length infomercial for its location, which will here remain undisclosed.
  29. 20
    The man behind the "Rush Hour" franchise proves that dropping sly nods in Alfred Hitchcock's direction does not necessarily a fine caper make.
  30. The true crime is the eight bucks the filmmakers want to steal from you. Best advice: Don't let them get away with it.

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