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After.Life Reviews

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Thematic rigor mortis sets in long before the final reel.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2011
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 5.2/10

July 17, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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A stylish piece of horror-movie hokum.

July 6, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It's too dull for grown-ups and too nightmarish for children. It makes Nip/Tuck look like a Mel Brooks musical.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

April 14, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Best of all is Neeson, who is nicely creepy. Whether he's genuinely gifted or knuckle-chewing insane, he's not the kind of guy you'd want to spend time with, either way.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Ms. Wojtowicz-Vosloo seems to have spent too much time trying to make an art-house chiller instead of an effective film.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

April 9, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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While nobody comes out especially well, Ricci is the only one required to spend much of the movie naked. And for what?

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

April 9, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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I admire filmmakers who take chances and defy expectations.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The dialogue is clumsy, the tone swings between somber and silly and the whole bizarre venture eventually succumbs to rigor mortis.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 8, 2010
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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A few moments of grim humor simply underline long stretches of tedium, and the imagery is full of spook film cliches. Although there's a juicy role for Liam Neeson, and he's good, it's just not enough.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

April 8, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Neither horrific enough to scare, nor psychologically thrilling enough to even register a pulse. And whatever fun there is to be found, and there were hoots aplenty, it's of the "laughing at, not with" variety.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 8, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Neeson's right -- something's definitely deceased here. But it's the whole picture. And a swift interment on DVD and late-night cable seems in the best interest of everyone.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 8, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Maddeningly inert [and] caught in a pretentious no-man's land between horror and melodrama.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

April 8, 2010
David Germain
Associated Press
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Wojtowicz-Vosloo just piles on the nonsense back and forth in a laughably incomprehensible muddle.

April 8, 2010
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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On a plot level, few of the psychodrama elements make much sense.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 8, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Clean, precise and terribly sullen, After.Life is like its female protagonist. It feels stuck between worlds, or genres.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 8, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Wojtowicz-Vosloo certainly knows how to use a camera. Now she just needs to learn how to entertain an audience - or at least come up with a film that doesn't try so hard to be profound yet has absolutely nothing to say...

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

April 8, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I think, in a way, the film short-changes itself by not coming down on one side or the other. As it stands, it's a framework for horror situations but cannot be anything deeper.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2010
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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[Ricci] has to operate, unfazed, in close-up nakedness much of the time, while the camera practically licks her pale skin.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

April 7, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Neeson clearly relishes the role, but he never plays to the cheap seats by going whole-hog psychotic. The character's motivations remain tantalizingly opaque from first frame to last.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2010
Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
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What might have played well as a multipage Poe rumination gradually gets pulled to bits by thudding Ricci-Neeson face-offs in the poster-ready funeral-prep chamber.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2010
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