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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.
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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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull 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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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.
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
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.