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After Tiller Reviews

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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
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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
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 17, 2013
This wrenching documentary, profiling the four doctors who still provide third-trimester abortions in the U.S., is remarkable for being so level-headed.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 10, 2013
The movie takes a calm and intellectual approach to an inflammatory subject, elevating what could have easily come off as propaganda into a reasoned and thoughtful work of journalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2013
It's humanizing and heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2013
The film is a welcome exploration of practical and philosophical matters seldom broached across the partisan divide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 3, 2013
After Tiller takes a compassionate look at a highly impassioned situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Ehrlich
Film.com
September 23, 2013
A surprisingly warm abortion documentary that restores the human element to an irreducibly human dilemma.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com
September 20, 2013
"After Tiller" takes the politically divisive, emotionally charged issue of late-term abortions and portrays it with grace, understatement and humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
September 20, 2013
"After Tiller" is groundbreaking in giving voice not only to the doctors, but to those who always seem to get overlooked in the high-volume political debate about this topic: the women themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 19, 2013
"After Tiller" is impressive because it honestly presents the views of supporters of legal abortion, and is thus a valuable contribution to a public argument that is unlikely to end anytime soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
September 19, 2013
After Tiller is an hour and a half of folks on their best behavior, presented as a candid portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
September 17, 2013
Hard-nosed advocacy segues into lefty-evangelizing treacle as a cloying score accompanies a number of dewy scenes better suited to a maudlin Oprah Winfrey special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
The film is warm and scrupulous, like a sunny women's clinic.