100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
That’s the subtle level this movie operates on, and by the time it arrives at its powerhouse climax, a ruinous argument in a hotel room where all lingering doubts are finally and furiously outed, there’s nowhere left for them to ramble. They’re pinned down and have to improvise, but this glorious movie has infinite space to roam.
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100

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Making a movie this warm, funny, and rigorously truthful about lovers trying to remain partners is even harder.
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Delpy and Hawke, who’ve invested this trilogy with the fine shadings of life lived, do extraordinary things with small moments.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Whatever a modern love story is, Before Midnight takes it to the next level. It's damn near perfect.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Before Midnight confounds expectations in powerful and even haunting ways. It's not just darker than the previous two films. It's bigger, deeper, and more searching. It follows the characters through a tale of embattled love that extends far beyond them.
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100

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Before Midnight—visually stunning, in a late-summer way—is more vital and cutting than another recent marriage picture, Michael Haneke's old-folks-together death march Amour; it has none of Amour's tasteful restraint, and in the end, it says more about the nature of long-term love.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's a rare and powerful thing to confront something honest and real on the big screen. It stays with you in a way that nothing else can. Before Midnight is fiction but it might as well be a documentary.
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100

Variety

By Justin Chang
Honoring all that was memorable about its forebears while taking the story to new depths of catharsis, Before Midnight stands as a unique and uniquely satisfying entry in what has shaped up to be an outstanding screen trilogy
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
A rich, smart, funny, sometimes acidic portrayal of a couple who can be spectacular when they’re in tune — and toxic when they’re at each other’s throats.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.
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94 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.