After Midnight

critic Reviews

83% Fresh Tomatometer Score83%
  • Part creature feature, part romance, After Midnight somehow manages to combine its disparate ingredients and come up with something special.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dennis HarveyVariety
    A jerry-rigged contraption of variably interesting, likable and skillful elements that only add up to one rather arbitrary goof.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    While it's ostensibly about a man fending off a horrific beast, the movie's much more concerned with long flashbacks to the couple's happy days together and with asking why this fella never made an honest woman of his girl.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    By the end of "After Midnight," he and the audience both may wonder whether the bogeyman and true love are equally mythical.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    I'm not convinced all the parts of Gardner and co-director Christian Stella's vision come together, but I admire the willingness to make a rom-monster-com in a way we haven't really seen before.
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    Alex SavelievFilm Threat
    In a season filled with age-old Grudges and evil Boys, a poignant study of heartbreak, viewed through the prism of a creature feature, is a welcome surprise.
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    Jake TropilaFilm Inquiry
    After Midnight shows much potential in its early-goings, which makes the lack of a satisfying follow-through all the more disappointing.
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    Nick SpacekStarburst
    If a viewer's willing to accept that there might be more tenderness than terror, accepting the brief scenes of fiendish interaction for what they are, however, After Midnight can be a rewarding experience.
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    Joey KeoghWicked Horror
    To Gardner's great credit, After Midnight succeeds as both a sweet romantic drama rooted in real-life experience and a tense creature feature with more than a few well-timed jumps
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    Kristy PuchkoRiot Material
    The film derails slowly but surely.
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    Norman GidneyHorrorBuzz
    A strange hybrid with noble intentions.
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