After Hours

After Hours ★★★★½

A constantly amusing and farcical black comedy, After Hours is one of the most enjoyable viewing experiences I’ve had in a while. As the events of a single night get increasingly out of hand, the film becomes itself increasingly more entertaining. There’s so many minor aspects that work so well (a Kafkaesque discussion with a nightclub bouncer, a theme of emasculation, some extraordinary camerawork) but ultimately After Hours is just a tightly constructed and brilliantly enjoyable comedy. It’s a simple film executed almost perfectly and almost certainly Scorsese’s most fun film and probably among his very best.

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