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Late Night (2019)



Critic Consensus: Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a workplace comedy with a lot of heart -- and just as many laughs.

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Legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.


Emma Thompson
as Katherine Newbury
Mindy Kaling
as Molly Patel
Hugh Dancy
as Charlie Fain
John Lithgow
as Walter Lovell
Max Casella
as Burditt
Reid Scott
as Tom Campbell
Ike Barinholtz
as Daniel Tennant
Amy Ryan
as Caroline
Faith Logan
as British Comedy Club Patron
Doris McCarthy
as Audience Member
Luke Slattery
as Hayes Campbell
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All Critics (282) | Top Critics (48)

I liked it, but I wanted to love it... It's almost like it pulls its punches here and there -- I wanted more bite from it.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm willing to accept this as an accurate picture of how comedians can be -- which is not to say that the accuracy makes Late Night any funnier.

August 7, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Heightened by an impressive performance from Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache.

June 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Playing an imperious Brit who sneers at lesser mortals from a pedestal of "The Devil Wears Prada"-style privilege and power, Thompson crackles with just the right amount of condescension, cruelty and whip-smart comic timing.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There's a great movie in here somewhere, but "Late Night" needs another pass through the writer's room before going to air.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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