Before Midnight Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1081

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 54

Theatrical Release Date: 05/24/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/22/2013

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Richard Linklater

Actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Ariane Labed, Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Plot: Two decades after their fateful meeting on a train bound for Vienna, we meet back up with Jesse and Celine now in Greece. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3.5/4

Freddie - wrote on 04/04/2014

Liking this movie goes against all logic. It mostly defies all the rules of filmmaking. However, as Hawke and Delpy's character stroll through the south of Greece I find myself hanging on to every word of their dialogue. It's thought provoking, tense, emotional. I love everything about this movie.

Full Movie Reviews

Snoogans
Snoogans
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

Dramatic Conclusion (?)

Snoogans - wrote on 08/04/2013

If you've seen the previous films (Before Sunrise/Sunset), then you know what to expect from 'Before Midnight'. It's been a pleasure to watch the romantic relationship between these two characters evolve over the course of all three films. Here it seems the most change has happened in the lives of our now 'domestic-partnership' couple, as they've become parents. Things start off light with some great intellectual dialogue scenes between others and themselves, that span a large variety of subject matter, but the conversations are best in the latter half, when it basically becomes an elongated and heated argument of marital problems. This could've been contrived, or even annoying, but I was in full investment because of the realism and having watched them grow closer with each film. …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

Before Midnight review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/14/2013

Provocative, funny, realistic and entertaining. It's method of adding new elements hampered it a little. This felt like a romantic comedy version of Scenes from a Marriage crossed with Crimes and Misdemeanors. We always know we are going to get a well-written plot/screenplay from the Before franchise. This reviewer has seen the first and 2nd installment which eagerly makes this a definite must watch with my significant other. Of course this critic was happy with Before Sunset and could have ended there and was nominated at the Oscar's for its screenplay. Delpy, Hawke and Linklater wanted more with this movie after creating the script 8 years later. Now we can view more than Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy), who are a couple and parents to twin girls. This rater feels something …

memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

A grounded, authentic romance.

memento_mori - wrote on 07/11/2013

Even though romance is one of my least favorite genres and I have suffered my good share of terrible rom-coms and Twilight fan-fiction, I am proud to admit I finally found the perfect date movie.
This is an excellent romantic drama. It is funny, it is romantic, it is genuine and it is authentic.
The acting of Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke is never over the top or overly romantic or in love. The delivery of lines is insanely entertaining, because this seems like an actual couple that would be married in real life.
The characters have such distinguished personalities and flaws, it's hard not to like them.
While this is not a movie for everyone, and certainly didn't seem like a movie for me going in, I never found myself bored. The majority of the movie is basically just them talking. …

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