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Based on 42 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 104 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hereafter, set to a resonant Eastwood score, truly is haunting. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What's much more fascinating and enriching is Eastwood's Olympian vision, the sympathetic and all-encompassing understanding of the pain and grandeur of life on earth. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It calmly examines death, grief and melancholy, packing an unexpectedly profound emotional gut-punch. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Either you buy their Vaseline-lensed visions of the hereafter, or you watch in stony silence, as I did, wondering why there's no one to care about. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Eastwood and Morgan's movie, with its epic natural disasters (and a terrifying, man-made one) is optimistic. Hokey, even. But it's beautiful, too. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It doesn't help that Eastwood's laconic style is as torpid as it was in such misfires as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and "Changeling." show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film never is less than intriguing, right from its tour de force opening sequence, and often full of insights into why people long for answers, sometimes with great urgency. show more

  • 55
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It's hard to know how much of what's wrong with Hereafter stems from Morgan's screenplay, which lacks the characteristic tartness (and brains) of other movies he's written, like "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon." show more

  • 60
    Bob Mondello NPR

    It's as if everyone involved in the film figured they could keep Hereafter from turning ghost-story hokey by making it grounded, beautiful and matter-of-fact. And it sort of works. There are no inadvertent giggles here; it just doesn't add up to enough, after. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a film for intelligent people who are naturally curious about what happens when the shutters close. show more

  • June 18, 2011 bigbobsh2o
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    It was okay. Not good but not bad. I think it\'s a bit too drawn out and somewhat boring at times.

  • May 22, 2011 kmhhky27
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    terrible, boring movie! glad I didn\'t see it in the theater.

  • May 22, 2011 ruhuracoo
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    Holds interest, touching, well-acted, touches personal issues we have expirienced

  • April 23, 2011 Matthew
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    Excellent film. Cinematography and score are superb. Very good ensemble acting. Quality story. Feels intimate and finishes with a bang.

  • April 13, 2011 orangeman773
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    great flick

  • April 05, 2011 qv00000000088972
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    Too many plots, didn\'t keep my attention.

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  • April 02, 2011 Sir Raymond
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    Really disapointing! Only reason I would recommend this movie is for the special effects. Clint, you really should stick to creating movies you've made in the past! Matt Damon is disapointing in this movie. It just dosen't promote his acting skill. Save your money.

  • March 28, 2011 buddy20112011
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    My top nominee thus far for a RAZZIE!! Not the worst movie but definitely the biggest letdown.

  • March 21, 2011 Catherine
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    Loved it! So true to life. Real Life.

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