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After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 November 2004 (USA)
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The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Paul Zbyszewski (story), Paul Zbyszewski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Max Burdett
Salma Hayek ... Lola Cirillo
Woody Harrelson ... Stan Lloyd
Don Cheadle ... Henri Mooré
Naomie Harris ... Sophie
Chris Penn ... Rowdy Fan
Troy Garity ... Luc
Obba Babatundé ... Zacharias (as Obba Babatunde)
Russell Hornsby ... Jean-Paul
Mykelti Williamson ... Agent Stafford
Rex Linn ... Agent Kowalski
Robert Curtis Brown ... Lakers FBI Agent
Mark Moses ... Lakers FBI Agent
Michael Bowen ... FBI Driver
Tony Ledard Tony Ledard ... Referee
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Storyline

Having already in their possession two of the rare Napoleon Diamonds, the masterful jewel thief, Max Burdett, and his seductive partner-in-crime, Lola Cirillo, decide to retire in the sun-kissed Bahamas. However--bent on keeping the precious third and last Napoleon diamond out of Max's clutches--the maladroit FBI agent, Stan Lloyd, follows them to the tropical haven, convinced that the intrepid duo is planning the next heist: stealing the last fabulous gem being displayed on the island. But, is this truly Max and Lola's intention? Above all--after a successful and lucrative career in crime--how hard can it be to resist the temptation of one more job? Written by Nick Riganas

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Who will walk away?

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and director Brett Ratner were hoping to collaborate on the next James Bond movie, but after that fell through with Bond producers, they decided to maintain their relationship and do this instead. See more »

Goofs

When Stan and Max are drunk and getting off the fishing boat, Sophie's gun in on her left side. After chasing the intruder off of the cruise ship, her gun is back on her right side. See more »

Quotes

[Lola suspects Max is trying to pull another heist off]
Lola Cirillo: You're cheating on me, aren't you?
Max Burdett: What are you talking about?
Lola Cirillo: Maybe not with a woman, but with a diamond.
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Sugar Bum Bum
Written by Aldwin Roberts
Performed by Visage
Remix Produced by Salaam Remi
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Enjoyable Heist Film
27 November 2004 | by christian123See all my reviews

Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek are a pair of diamond thieves fighting an endless cat and mouse game with an FBI agent (Woody Harrelson) until they decide to retire and move down to the Bahamas. When a cruise ship arrives carrying a priceless diamond, the chase begins anew.

After the Sunset is a pretty ordinary movie with some entertaining moments and a lot of gorgeous scenery. It won't challenge the viewer at all but it will offer a pretty enjoyable ride. The premise is fairly simple and it is nothing really new. Brett Ratner keeps things easy and safe as he moves the film at a nice pace. The opening scene is pretty funny and nicely done. The middle is also pretty good yet a little dull while the ending is just plain disappointing. I was expecting a nice payoff but the ending was so simple. This didn't ruin the movie but it doesn't warrant a viewing either.

The acting is pretty good and there are a few characters that keep the film interesting. Pierce Brosnan stars as Max and he gives a good performance. He sometimes looked a little tired but he usually seemed to be having fun. Woody Harrelson is great as the FBI agent and he looks to be having a great time. Salma Hayek offers great eye candy and a decent performance. She doesn't really do anything special except look very beautiful. Don Cheadle gives an okay performance though he doesn't get a lot of screen time.

There are a few reasons why After the Sunset would make for a good rental. First, the scenery looks great and eye candy never hurts. Second, the chemistry between Brosnan and Harrelson is surprisingly good and it is fun to watch them on screen. Third, those looking for some escapist fun should find it with this film. Last but not least, Salma Hayek looks amazing. I would have preferred a little more substance but the movie proved to be entertaining. In the end, After the Sunset isn't worth checking out in theaters but it could make for a decent rental. Rating 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Sunset See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,500,000, 14 November 2004

Gross USA:

$28,331,233

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,657,868
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2.35 : 1
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