Late Night

critic Reviews

, 80% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a workplace comedy with a lot of heart -- and just as many laughs.
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    Jourdain SearlesBitch Media
    All the while, Molly doesn't grow much at all. Her dream job simply falls in her lap, forgoing the possibly compelling journey that it would take to get it in the real world.
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    Angie HanMashable
    Like the romcoms it's modeled after, Late Night offers an escape into a world with softer edges, brighter colors, and simpler solutions
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I liked it, but I wanted to love it... It's almost like it pulls its punches here and there -- I wanted more bite from it.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Mindy Kaling wrote the screenplay with Emma Thompson in mind and you can see the character was crafted for exactly her talents.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    Kaling and Thompson are going after something different, and while it's acerbically funny at times it also feels quite real and of the moment.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    I'm willing to accept this as an accurate picture of how comedians can be -- which is not to say that the accuracy makes Late Night any funnier.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    It's best to think of it less as a straightforward comedy and more of a social dramedy for our times.
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    Rocío Mariel GonzálezEscribiendoCine
    The screenwriter (Kaling herself) and director Nisha Ganatra's hand is noticeable. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Laura PotierOuttake Mag
    With late night TV as the backdrop, the film weaves light satire, political comedy and witty gags to create a wonderful and timely workplace comedy.
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    Hosea RupprechtPauline Center for Media Studies
    Comedy isn't usually my genre of choice but I couldn't turn down the combination of Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling...
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