After Dark, My Sweet

6.61 h 51 min1990R
Jason Patric (THE LOST BOYS) stars in this mesmerizing thriller of the erotic tensions that explode into violence when a kidnapping goes wrong.
James Foley
Jason PatricRocky GiordaniRachel Ward
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Supporting actors
Bruce DernTom WagnerMike HagertyJames E. Bowen Jr.George DickersonNapoleon WallsCorey CarrierJeanie MooreJames CottonBurke ByrnesVincent Mazella Jr.Thomas Wagner
Cary BrokawRic KidneyRobert Redlin
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3.7 out of 5 stars

111 global ratings

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AlistairReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Patrick shines in spite of numerous shortcomings.
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All the best moments in this film -- and what comes closest to achieving the essence of the book's feeling -- is when the camera is on Patrick and he's allowed to do his thing. More often than not, however, a weak supporting cast (Bert, Doc, Cop), criminally bad casting (Ward), and a zealous adherence to the book's text, serve to weaken the whole undertaking.
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TressaReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful modern noir
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I'm an obsessive film noir fan, I grew up watching the genre and it's one of the reasons I became a film critic by trade and I've been searching for this film for years after seeing once by chance on late night TV. Jason Patric (one of the most undderated actors of his generation, I might add) gives what I think is his finest performance (with the exception of Rush and The Beast- two other great films I highly recomend). The film is this great blend of modern noir I highly, highly recomend this film- you wont be disappointed.
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Kent StephensReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
and Bruce Dern's acting temperature barely gets above a bored simmer. Thompson bloggers identify this as one of ...
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An almost overly faithful adaptation of the Thompson novel, which doesn't bring the magic of cinema
to this adaptation of the crime master. It's more or less a shoot-by-numbers flick, and although Patric brings
a lot of work ethic to the lead, Rachel Ward is awkward and mannered, and Bruce Dern's acting temperature
barely gets above a bored simmer. Thompson bloggers identify this as one of "the two best American screen adaptations"
of his work, the other being the now-classic THE GRIFTERS, but that's kind of a sad statement, given
the screen potential of the many books - and of course the qualifying adjective "American" leaves laudatory room for
Tavernier's COUP DE TORCHON, still the reigning champeen of Thompson-adaptation movies (from POP. 1280).
As a final cri-de-coeur, when will a great director approach the most radical and experimental of the books,
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joshua hanceReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Erotic thriller
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Based on the Jim Thompson novel. A bore. It could have been more sexy and explcit. Rachel Ward is nice to look at.
Super SevenReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Film Noir in color
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Really good Film Noir story
Atlas 1943Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not a good movie
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Did not like this movie even though I liked Rachel Ward in the past performances.
N/AReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hate it
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Sucked big time
warrenReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
a character created with depth
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an exciting watch. the major attraction here is the finely crafted acting by Jason patric. this is the Jason he can be with roles and characters as this is. he doesn't need flash and boom...he creates it.
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