Video Review

Past Midnight

EW's GRADE
D+

Details Genre: Drama; With: Rutger Hauer and Natasha Richardson

Hauer departs the big house after doing 15 years for stabbing his pregnant wife, then charms social worker Richardson. Shabbily slapped together (the overbearing score is way out of whack with the rest of the soundtrack's volume), the film has a glaring, sanitized quality, devoid of any density. As Past Midnight drags on, with Richardson continually terrorized in her lovely home, the viewer cares less and less. D+

Originally posted Apr 23, 1993 Published in issue #167 Apr 23, 1993 Order article reprints