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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Romantic comedies usually strike one or two moods, but in Afterglow, the writer-director Alan Rudolph runs through rainbows of feeling in a...
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80

Empire

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Proceedings are further distinguished by Christie who is simply outstanding in a fiercely demanding role. It's an utterly absorbing...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Mate swapping is so '70s. But Alan Rudolph, who wrote and directed Afterglow, avoids making it seem dated by presenting the menage a quatre...
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75

New York Daily News

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At his best, as he is here, Rudolph is always able to locate the emotional reality inside the dream. [26Dec1997 Pg53]
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Nick Nolte gives a superb performance and Julie Christie is positively incandescent.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
While these may not be the most unusual themes to fashion into a motion picture, Rudolph's atypical approach to the characters and their...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot to this point could be the stuff of soap opera, but there's always something askew in an Alan Rudolph film, unexpected notes and...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Despite his flair for trenchant dialogue, nicely complemented by Mark Isham's bluesy jazz score, Rudolph whets our appetite but then fails...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
The comedy-drama is worth seeing for Christie's performance as a former B-actress married to a philandering handyman. She radiates a mature...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Were this movie a naval battle, it would be Lord Nelson vs. Judd Nelson, so decisively do the older actors knock the younger off the...
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