Wand‚furu raifu (After Life) Reviews

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 6, 2014
To its own amateur band, this film's whimsical dance of death zeroes in on what is wonderful in life and the people who live it and, in death, stay on in memory.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 25, 2012
The film's strength lies in the way these interviews inevitably trigger our own thoughts on the matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 11, 2012
An affecting and unpredictable film that lingers on one's mind long after viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
How people remember, how they fictionalize their memories, and the nature of memory itself are all part of the fascination of After Life.
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
March 8, 2005
When his instincts are just right Kore-eda has both the perfect technique and the perfect touch for suggesting (without explicitly defining) the immanence of human experience.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
March 1, 2005
With its meditative, humanistic tone, After Life is the cinematic reminiscence of limbo itself, this transitional space of contemplation and nostalgia.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 19, 2004
This is a very special movie, unlike anything I've seen in a long time.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 12, 2003
A true oxymoron, at once endlessly fascinating and terminally dull.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 25, 2002
A potentially intriguing concept undone by flawed execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000
An exquisite film about the after-life experience that lingers in the mind and in the senses for many days.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
meaningful, but sleepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
October 2, 2002
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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