Before Midnight Synopsis
We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous.
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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...
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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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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.
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Before Midnight

By marlenea
This movie is about relationships. It is as if you are watching a play as the dialogue is great, witty and funny and true to life. I liked this movie a lot. The scenes from Greece are great, also....

Oh no

By dawnsenaid
I don't know why anyone would want to sit through this movie. The woman is a total *****, and he is just a pushover. The scenery and the music are beautiful, but who wants to sit by a movie, most of...

3rd in a series? Should have stopped at the first

By mrbigfish2004
Oh my goodness. This movie was the biggest waste of time. I think I would have rather seen a slasher flick. After watching the endless drooling conversations, arguing and eventual mind numbing "what...

Before Midnight

By Tojoany
A great movie that all adults should see; a true love story that many people experience, but forget about it during the travails of every day life. Don't get a DIVORCE, learn from the movie, and...

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

By wardlape
A very sentimental and good movie, this is a fast glimpse at two lives at the end of a six-week Greek holiday. The boy-girl relationship of these sexy 40-year-olds is so unbelievable it is...

Boring, Boring!!

By bizjet
Boring too much talking, no action at all, only two people talking about their lives... An hour and a half of a husband and wife arguing with each other. Even the beauty of Greece is lost. I have...

Before Midnight

By dstewert
Don't believe the reviews, and don't bother An hour and a half of a husband and wife arguing with each other Even the beauity of Greece is lost in this self-agrandizing and tedious movie with...

Before Midnight

By jlamsell
One might assume that this is just a sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, but that would be imprecise. Rather, it is a continuation of a story that explores the growing relationship between...

Great dialogue

By Dmolsen
I am a sucker for good dialogue and while at times it was a bit self conscious the vast majority of the conversations were spot on with wit, insight, fun, hurt and insight. Any couple that have...

Talk about boring

By Gnn movie rating
I never saw the first two but this one was so boring that I went to sleep during the first part. Too much talking, no action at all, only two people talking about their lives......

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Rated R | For Sexual Content/Nudity and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Brilliant, mature third chapter to heartfelt romantic saga.
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