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At Theaters: 11/12/2004 On Video: 3/29/2005
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 439948
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Master thieves Max and Lola escape to a tropical paradise to enjoy the spoils of their labor. The thieves are content to settle into their new life after crime, until their nemesis from the FBI tracks them down, convinced that their “retirement” is actually a cover for their true intentions of pulling off a million-dollar heist on a nearby “diamond cruise.” The allure of the alleged scheme captures Max and Lola’s attention and sets off a cat and mouse game of friendship, suspicion and thievery.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Drama Comedy - A fun, lighthearted movie that's often played for laughs. It could almost be considered a buddy type movie with Pierce and Woody playing off each other.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Pierce Brosnan LAWS OF ATTRACTION, DIE ANOTHER DAY
Salma Hayek ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, DOGMA, WILD WILD WEST
Woody Harrelson ANGER MANAGEMENT, PLAY IT TO THE BONE, EDTV
Don Cheadle SWORDFISH, TRAFFIC, FAMILY MAN, THE
Naomie Harris 28 DAYS LATER
Director: Brett Ratner RED DRAGON, RUSH HOUR 2, FAMILY MAN
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AboutThe Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 1 GD, 7 S-words, quite a few milder words.
SEX/NUDITY: Some sexual activity and near nudity. Nothing graphic.
VIOLENCE: One gunfight scene with man killed.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking of beer and tropical drinks. Some drunkenness.
ACTION: Only a couple of very mild scenes.
COMEDY: Quite a bit of wise-cracking humor. 15 chuckles and 3 big laughs.
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Very Mixed

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good "After the Sunset" is a mess, but it's a breezy, fun mess. No one is ever going to mistake this for great art, but it has a charismatic cast, moves with an effortless pace, and, in the end, almost makes you forget that it doesn't do anything memorable. The film contains elements of a heist movie, a mismatched buddy picture, a sultry romance, and a James Bond thriller.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average "After the Sunset" is skillfully made, but it's not necessary. I can think of no compelling reason to see it during a time when your choices also include "Sideways," "Ray," "The Polar Express," "The Incredibles," "Primer," "Vera Drake" and "Undertow." On the other hand, should you see it, the time will pass pleasantly.

USA Today Full Review
Average ...the movie grows progressively more routine in quarter-hour increments, eventually collapsing under the weight of its own insignificance. Wasted in all this is Don Cheadle as a local hood. The script tries to distinguish the character by making him a huge fan of The Mamas & The Papas. But Monday-Monday's likely lackluster box office report probably will mean this movie sinks quickly into the DVD sunset.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 151 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
14
High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
90%
30+Adults (M)
51
High
96%
30+Adults (F)
61
High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 151 moviegoer opinions. With approximately three-quarters rating "After the Sunset" "Very Good" or higher, it's certainly a movie I can recommend. Neither age or gender seems to make any significant difference in the opinions so it's a movie for everyone.

While most enjoyed it very much there were some who only rated it "Good," which indicates an OK/average movie. So, most of you will enjoy "After the Sunset" very much or at the very least feel it was an OK/average movie, which still isn't too bad.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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 all the twists and double-crosses of an action-packed story of friendship, suspicion and thievery.

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