After Tiller Reviews

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Daniel Walber
Nonfics
June 5, 2014
More than simply informative (which it most certainly is), After Tiller is a reminder that seeing eye-to-eye is rarely as impossible as we might think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 11, 2014
This documentary portrait of abortion doctors in America, particularly those who perform late-term abortions, looks at those who do important, compassionate work, but isn't as engaging as it should be.
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
The film goes about its grave task with compassion, basic professionalism, and discretion.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 11, 2014
Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson in this topical documentary ably tackle in a fair-minded and detailed way the controversial issue of third-trimester abortions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
January 9, 2014
Rarely is this issue presented so fairly and without the requisite hysteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 9, 2014
It's a grim story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 9, 2014
A laudably even-handed examination of a highly charged subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies
January 9, 2014
The story of four women and their attempts to uphold abortion rights in the US makes for compelling, if horrifying viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
December 5, 2013
We can see how they wrestle and it's immeasurably moving because they've given it endless consideration and still put themselves in harm's way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 2, 2013
Its strength lies in its ability to coax out the personalities behind the arguments, and to show us that, at the heart of every such controversy, there are vulnerable human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 25, 2013
This is one of the best films I've seen this year. The access to doctors, their staffs, patients and families is very impressive. It has a lot of emotional power and it plays the abortion issue right down the middle.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 1, 2013
If After Tiller does not feel grim, despite the overwhelming presence in it of death and mourning, that's perhaps because it is so much a film about intimacy and trust.
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
November 1, 2013
You may or may not be convinced, but you will be affected.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 31, 2013
"After Tiller" does viewers the great service of providing light where there's usually only heat, giving a human face and heart to what previously might have been an abstract issue or quickly scanned news item.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 31, 2013
Moving, thought-provoking documentary.
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
October 25, 2013
Wrenching portrait of life and death decisions where even the definition of "life" is emotionally laden for doctors and pregnant women considering abortion.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
October 17, 2013
What makes this well-edited film compelling are the stories of the patients and the agonizing moral quandaries that the doctors express in doing their work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 17, 2013
It's a calm, thoughtful film about an incendiary subject, and it has a clear point of view: to allow these doctors (and some of their patients, who we hear but don't see) to explain why they do what they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 17, 2013
Any viewer with an interest in this issue, whether pro-life, pro-choice or agnostic, ought to see this heart-piercing report from the front lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 17, 2013
Simultaneously tough and compassionate, it's a fine addition to the debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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