Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) Reviews

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Joumane Chahine
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
There's nothing quite as devastating as tragedy treated with sharp and precise Northern European restraint.
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 21, 2008
As a critic, I don't always have the luxury of choosing everything I see. And a lucky thing, too, because director Susanne Bier's After the Wedding is making a strong argument that my instincts about Danish cinema are wrong wrong wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 20, 2008
Une oeuvre aussi sincère que les intentions de ses protagonistes qui épate par l'efficacité d'une mise en scènes dont les rouages se veulent entièrement au service du discours
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 19, 2008
Un buen ejemplo de cómo se puede hacer una película madura y atrapante con el mismo argumento base de una telenovela mexicana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2007
It's a treat when a movie offers characters this rich and layered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2007
One of the very best films to be released in America in the first third of 2007.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 11, 2007
After the Wedding is seamless, holding our attention, engaging our emotions and satisfying our cinematic needs with a story of human weakness, strength, heart and the capriciousness of fate
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 11, 2007
Every scene is kissed with irony, the characters all seem believably flawed, the narrative unfolds with just the right storytelling panache and everything else about the production seems right.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
July 10, 2007
Those willing to overlook its emotional grandstanding will find much to admire and even more to think about in this Oscar-nominated Danish drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Some of the scenes are downright devastating, as the various characters come to terms with their own choices. It's not nearly as spectacular as other contemporary Danish films, but the craft and acting bring it above the genre in which it slips.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 16, 2007
Uma obra de intensa carga emocional.
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
June 2, 2007
Bier [is] the latest in a long line of filmmakers who have mastered the art of making movies about people we can all thank God we're not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 31, 2007
Lovely, dense and surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
May 31, 2007
The portent of [director] Bier's unyielding vision may turn some viewers off, but she has the extraordinarily moving story to warrant the self-conscious artiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 30, 2007
Helene, caught like Jacob between lives, spends much of the film trying to explicate choices that now look only wrong.
Top Critic
May 28, 2007
One of the more interesting themes of this movie is the question of which is more important to a cause, the man or the money.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 25, 2007
There are certainly some big emotional moments here that vibrate with emotional intensity, but they always stop short of sheer theatrics, and it doesn't feel like any of them are unearned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2007
A shrewdly constructed narrative and strong lead performances make up for much -- including Bier's irritating penchant for shoving her handheld camera in her cast's faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 22, 2007
After the Wedding's anguished portrait of family, charity, and mortality peels back layers in the characters that defy their easy categorization.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 19, 2007
After the Wedding has a dignity of purpose that is made to feel authentic by the performances.
| Original Score: 3/4
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