After the Sunset

November 12th, 2004


After the Sunset

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The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 6.2/10 (24,532 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: Brett Ratner

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson

After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse.

Writers: Paul Zbyszewski, Paul Zbyszewski

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 - Referee

Taglines: Who will walk away?


Official Website: New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 12 November 2004

Filming Locations: Atlantis Hotel and Resort, Nassau, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Box Office Details

Budget: $58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,100,392 (USA) (14 November 2004) (2819 Screens)

Gross: $61,347,797 (Worldwide) (18 March 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Although it doesn't seem to be such a visual effects-heavy movie, there were over 150 such shots.

Continuity: 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.

Stan Lloyd: I love these ramoras, man!

User Review

Enjoyable Heist Film

Rating: 5/10

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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