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21 Ratings

Late Night

Directed by Nisha Ganatra
United States, 2019


A late-night talk show host suspects that she may soon be losing her long-running show.

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Late Night Directed by Nisha Ganatra

Critics reviews

Comedy is subjective. But freshness is not. We live in a post-The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel world right now, so that means if you are going to write about comedy writers, your writing has to absolutely sing. Kaling is a very funny performer, and her reaction shots are as good here in Late Night as they are on The Office. But her screenplay is quite poor.
January 29, 2019
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It’s one issue at time, and that issue is the kind of feminism that involves excellent women in pantsuits telling jokes about reproductive freedom. Late Night begins promisingly with pratfalls and hard laughs, but detours to sentimentality and oversimplicity. It’s too bad because these issues could use a parody, a Hollywood Shuffle for sexism in film and TV.
January 27, 2019
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What are people saying?

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Late Night

    The seed of the idea that sprung into Late Night is interesting: an aging talk show host needs to shake things up after she finds out she's being replaced by a newer, younger voice. One might expect a film that involved soul-searching and a genuine attempt to reconnect to an evolving and nuanced society. Instead, we get a mishmash of loose ideas that never coalesce into an emotionally resonant narrative (cont'd)

  • Loz Loory's rating of the film Late Night

    2.5 I wanted to love this movie for its female-led team, but it left me feeling irritated. Emma Thompson is the best part of it, but nothing can save her from a corny screenplay. The jokes fall flat. A couple good moments of white bro bonding that perfectly depict the Old Boy Network on Hollywood shows, but no focused idea of what the film wants to do, other than to get Thompson's character to stop being so mean.