Late Night

Late Night

(2019)

They're giving comedy a rewrite.

Emma Thompson stars as a late-night talk show host at risk of losing her long-running show in this comedy written by Mindy Kaling (The Office), who also co-stars as the show's new writer.

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  • An amusing conventional comedy about two women's struggles in late night TV. Full Review

  • The director Nisha Ganatra doesn't do much visually but she adroitly works around Kaling's stand-and-deliver acting and gives Thompson the room she needs to turn a cliché into a striking character. Full Review

  • While Late Night wants to be loved, instead it will have to settle for being liked. Full Review

  • It's telling that The Devil Wears Prada, the closest thematic comparison to Kaling's scenario, feels more fearless and timely, even though it's 13 years old. Full Review

  • It's such a thorough, and thoroughly winning, performance that I was left wondering why Emma Thompson hasn't been the star of every other movie for the last 25 years. Full Review

  • With her declarative snap and ability to go for the jugular, Thompson truly seems like a born talk-show host. Even when she's just riffing, she grounds "Late Night" in something real. Full Review

  • What makes Late Night - otherwise a largely predictable story in a familiar mold - really pop is Kaling's script, which is at the blunter and frankly more exciting spectrum of what Kaling has proven herself to be capable of in her writing career thus far. Full Review