The high-stakes action comedy After The Sunset begins where most great heist movies end - with a pair of master thieves escaping to a tropical paradise to enjoy the spoils of their labor. But when an FBI agent, who has pursued them for seven years, becomes convinced that they are actually plotting to pull off a million-dollar theft from a nearby "diamond cruise," a riveting game of cat and mouse begins.
Max "The King of Alibis" Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and his beautiful accomplice Lola (Salma Hayek) have come to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, fresh off their final big score in which they lifted the second of the three famous Napoleon diamonds. With their financial future set, the couple is ready to relax and enjoy their hand-earned riches.
But Stan (Woody Harrelson), the FBI agent who has spend years in dogged but failed pursuit of Max, refuses to believe that his nemesis is actually plotting to steal the third Napoleon diamond - one of the three largest non-flawed diamonds in the world - which is coincidentally scheduled to arrive on Paradise island as part of a touring cruise ship exhibition. Since he has no juridiction in the Caribbean country, Stan teams with a local cop (Naomie Harris) and sets out to catch the sly Max and Lola in the act, while at the same time a local gangster (Don Cheadle) has his own plans for the diamond.
When the longtime adversaries meet up in paradise, Max quickly turns the tables and befriends the frustated detective, showing him that Paradise Island has no shortage of pleasures to offer. But in order for Stan to figure out exactly what Max and Lola are up to, he will have to navigate all the twists and double-crosses of an action-packed story of friendship, suspicion and thievery.