|Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Comedy, Thieves, Hostage, Capers, Scams And Cons|
Tagline: Who will walk away?
Plot: Max “The King of Alibis” Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and his beautiful accomplice Lola (Salma Hayek) have come to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, fresh off their final big score in which they lifted the second of the three famous Napoleon diamonds. With their financial future set, the couple is ready to relax and enjoy their hard-earned riches.
But Stan (Woody Harrelson), the FBI agent who has spent years in dogged but failed pursuit of Max, refuses to believe that his nemesis is actually calling it quits. He thinks that Max and Lola are actually plotting to steal the third Napoleon diamond – one of the three largest non-flawed diamonds in the world – which is coincidentally scheduled to arrive on Paradise Island as part of a touring cruise ship exhibition. Since he has no jurisdiction in the Caribbean country, Stan teams with a local cop (Naomie Harris) and sets out to catch the sly Max and Lola in the act, while at the same time a local gangster (Don Cheadle) has his own plans for the diamond.
When the longtime adversaries meet up in paradise, Max quickly turns the tables and befriends the frustrated detective, showing him that Paradise Island has no shortage of pleasures to offer. But in order for Stan to figure out exactly what Max and Lola are up to, he will have to navigate
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You'd have to search high and low to find screen lovers with less romantic chemistry than Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek in ''After the Sunset,'' a jewel-heist frolic so stale it feels like a retread of a retread.
--Stephen Holden (The New York Times)
After the Sunset borders on being described as a "guilty pleasure," because, despite not being especially well-written, it nevertheless offers a 100-minute, unpretentious diversion. Director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) gets the tone right, and the actors play along. After the Sunset is a film of small moments and big laughs.
--James Berardinelli (ReelViews)
The film is thin, insipid and unconvincing except when it argues for Salma Hayek's beauty. Nearly everyone else in it appears to be dozing on the way to payday.
--Stephen Hunter (Washington Post)
I can't say enough about 'After the Sunset.' Its fusion of action, comedy, and romance make for one of the best films of the year, bar none.
--Joe Rickey (Movie-Gurus.com)
As vacuous as it is innocuous, there is great irony in the title, as After the Sunset has come out a few too many years after much better heist flicks have had their time in the sun.
--Vince Leo (Qwipster.net)
It’s evident that Ratner wants to have fun with After the Sunset, maybe go for a Caribbean version of Ocean’s Eleven or Heist. It’s a nice idea, but in need of better characters, a better script, and a touch of evil.
--Pete Croatto (FilmCritic.com)
Hilarious, dramatic, thrilling and beautiful, this movie has it all and an all star cast that knows how to deliver. The only thing truly criminal is if this movie isn’t a hit.
--Derek May (MovieWeb)
Neither clever, nor thrilling, the film’s climax is completely unsatisfying, leaving the viewer feeling like a peeved adolescent with blue balls.
--JP Mangalindan (MovieWeb)
...do the people who make movies not realize that most of us have seen movies before and are therefore not impressed when the same formulas keep popping up again and again? C
--Eric D. Snider (EricDSnider.com)
For people satisfied by a world of sound bites – it’s made entirely of scenes that might have looked good as storyboards, but are a tiresome mess when put together onscreen. 58/100
--Brian Webster (Apollo Guide)
Basically, it’s a “cute” date movie or video rental that is likely to be appreciated by most anyone on an aesthetic front, and likely entertain most enough to be satisfied as you walk out of the theater, but not fulfilling enough to restrain in your memory banks for over an hour after the movie is done. 6/10
|Light-hearted, enjoyable caper flick that gets good mileage from both its stunning locations and its equally stunning cast. |
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
Bahamas scenery, Woody Harrelson's pratfalls and Salma Hayek's itsy-bitsy bikini are the main attractions in "After the Sunset," a slick if hyper-predictable comic caper from one-man hit squad Brett Ratner.
--Lou Lumenick (New York Post)
If After the Sunset is about anything, it's the staggering sexiness of its stars, Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek.
--Jack Moore (The Movie Insider)
Pierce Brosnan does a less-than-convincing job of convincing us he's shaken (but not stirred) James Bond out of his system in this uninspired crime caper. 5/10
--Gary Panton (Movie Gazette)
Regardless, the performances are done as well as they can be done, the set is beautiful, the heist is fun, the jokes are funny, and the movie is an all-around good time. It’s not great, but it’s fun. B-
--Zak Santucci (TheCinemaSource)