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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 25
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    So many horror conventions are at work in After.Life that either the filmmakers are parodying them or couldn't come up with anything better. I'm betting on the second choice. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The dialogue is clumsy, the tone swings between somber and silly and the whole bizarre venture eventually succumbs to rigor mortis. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The only thing worse than bad horror is pretentiously bad horror. From title to finish, After.Life takes itself far more seriously than you will. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    One hates to say it, but after this and "Black Snake Moan," it might be time for the talented actress (Ricci) to keep her clothes on. show more

  • 52

    It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The criss-crossing between drama, thriller, and horror is nothing if not arresting. It is also unsettling. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    We can enjoy the suspense of the opening scenes, and some of the drama. The performances are in keeping with the material. But toward the end, when we realize that the entire reality of the film is problematical, there is a certain impatience. It's as if our chain is being yanked. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Clean, precise and terribly sullen, After.Life is like its female protagonist. It feels stuck between worlds, or genres. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    I don't think we're expected to take After.Life any more seriously than Ricci's last extended (near) nude role in the immortal "Black Snake Moan." That one was more fun. show more

  • 25
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A movie as annoying as its oddly punctuated title, After.Life is a misguided and empty-headed attempt at psychological horror that succeeds only at talking the viewer to death. show more

  • April 27, 2012 biermans
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    I look to see Jack as an undertaker and buring deacon....maybe he will be showing his feelings while he prepares for his death.

  • May 31, 2011 BeccaBella
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    I had never even HEARD of this movie, but loved the cast, so I tivo\'d it and ended up watching it last night. And, I thought it was really good! The story was very detailed and covered things that are usually questioned or just never explained in most horror/thriller type movies (because the director either doesn\'t care or thinks we\'re too stupid to \"get\"). Like the school boy\'s home life and how he was bullied at school, explaining reasons he\'d be interested in something like this. Things he did which showed a connection between his and main character\'s personality type. I liked how it started off with you not knowing whether or not Anna was dead or alive. It\'s a movie where you really need to pay attention to the details and understand the \"style\" to get it. Which I liked. The story wasn\'t \"black & white\" and predictable like most movies. And, I liked how it didn\'t \"re-cap\" at the end, to show you clues \"you may have missed\", like a lot of movies do. There were MANY clues that you had to put together on your own. It was a very refreshing change from the same\'ol same\'ol predicable horror suspense move. Well done!

  • August 15, 2010 DaMaRiS nOeLLe
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    It was an interesting movie but it made no sense! You don't know what is what! It had a terrible ending! And just didn't make any sense!

  • August 04, 2010 drarthurwells
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    I agree with Jackd1207, but don't think we can change the 4 star user review (seems to be set in stone) even if all users reviews rate it one star. Let's try though.

  • August 01, 2010 jackd1207
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    I haven't seen the movie. I just hated to see a 4 star "User Review" when there were NO user reviews!

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