31. After Hours (1985)

Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :

IMDB Rating : 7.5

Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 92%

Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis : A surrealistic black comedy that plays on the paranoia and dread of everyday life in the Big Apple, Martin Scorsese's After Hours captures what is easily the worst night of one man's life.

Leonard says in his review : "How much you enjoy this comic nightmare will depend on how closely you identify with Dunne, the only normal person in the picture!"

I really enjoyed this black comedy as Scorsese visits his favorite streets after dark. There is an incredible amount of tension in this comedy. I always thought that one of the hardest things to do in film is to combine drama and comedy and make it work. This movie really combined both very well. You feel trapped, like Dunne, in a world that seems to be closing in on you.

But when you think about the movie later on, it is the humor that shines through. A very different and very good movie from the great Scorsese.