Before Sunset

Lists: Drama, Film Quest 2014 - The Challenge

Brief Synopsis: "Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together."

Overall Ranking: 762 (Rank from 2004: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 30%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Josh of Classicblanca100
David Baruffi97(full review)
A Moot Point with Aling Lukring97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Gorgon Reviews88
Rob from GuysFilmQuest81 - The dialogue was very natural and the technical aspects of the film were really good. The story was interesting but not great. Heavy on the light-drama.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
Bryan Lienesch50 - Maybe other people are buying into this "endless conversation" film style, but I'm not buying it. This second installment, nine years later, is only different in that it finally brings some emotional heft beyond that jibber jabber.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 2
Jay of Life Vs Film40(full review)

People Involved

  • Julie Delpy (CĂ©line)
  • Ethan Hawke (Jesse)
  • Vernon Dobtcheff (Bookstore Manager)
  • Louise Lemoine Torres (Journalist #1)
  • Rodolphe Pauly (Journalist #2)
  • Mariane Plasteig (Waitress)
  • Diabolo (Philippe)
  • Denis Evrard (Boat Attendant)
  • Albert Delpy (Man at Grill)
  • Marie Pillet (Woman in Courtyard)
  • Richard Linklater (Director)

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