Rod Sedgwick’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear. We are so important to some, but we are just passing through."
The most perfect thing about this film apart from being a beacon of collective and universal truths on life and love, is that it speaks personally to the experience of my life right now. The fact that every 9 years this has happened with this trio of films feels special to many that have followed the journey of Jesse and Celine.
As we are whisked from scene to scene with out 41 year old protagonists in the 'married with kids' stage of their lives, we are drawn once again into a long and meaningful conversation that is totally engaging and relatable, and despite hitting some raw nerves along the way, there is nothing but the honest truth in everything that is up on the screen. You feel endeared to the couple through thick and thin, and in three films over almost 20 years, you hope it will not end here either.
The Greek setting is just a treat and the chemistry between Hawke and Delpy is still burns bright as they deliver the most delicious dialogue you are likely to hear all year. 'Before Midnight' is a masterpiece in realistic and authentic romance and inspires us to live in the moment, it is also probably the best of the three so far.