Hereafter (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a thought-provoking premise and Clint Eastwood's typical flair as director, Hereafter fails to generate much compelling drama, straddling the line between poignant sentimentality and hokey tedium.


Movie Info

"Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie, a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might -- or … More

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense , Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Morgan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 15, 2011
Box Office: $32.7M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as George Lonegan

as Billy

as Christos

as Marcus/Jason

as Marcus/Jason

as Marie Lelay

as Himself

as Dr. Rousseau

as Candace

as Jackie's Friend

as Jackie's Friend

as Guillaume Belcher

as Dr. Meredith

as Island Hotel Clerk

as Stall Owner

as Island Girl

as Photographer

as Social Worker

as Social Worker

as Teenager

as Teenager

as Teenager

as Reporter Jasmine

as TV Producer

as Factory Worker

as Cooking Teacher Carl...

as Priest

as Publishing Executive...

as Foster Mother

as Foster Father

as Marcus' Teacher

as Islamic Teacher

as Hospice Receptionist

as Dying Woman

as Hospice Husband

as Hospice Mother

as Hospice Father

as Factory Supervisor

as College Receptionist

as Channeler

as Mirror Lady

as Mrs. Joyce

as Neighbor

as Tour Guide

as Bearded Author

as Hotel Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Hereafter

All Critics (218) | Top Critics (44)

Eastwood fails to infuse any moments of suspense or heart into the story and when all is said and done, Hereafter is an anticlimactic, sleepy and momentum-less mess of a film.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

This movie isn't about anything. This emperor is wearing no clothes.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
Deadspin

Clint Eastwood's late life/late career fascination with mortality, death and grieving devolves, at long last, into a cheap parlor trick in Hereafter.

Full Review… | January 31, 2013
Movie Nation

Superficially satisfying but oftentimes disappointing, "Hereafter" focuses on three major stories, one of which works far better than the other two.

Full Review… | January 6, 2013
Big Hollywood

A terrific, albeit dreary, character drama that directly addresses one of humanity's most enduring mysteries.

Full Review… | October 5, 2012
ScreenRant

Before long, the afterlife starts to sound pretty damn appealing.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

Audience Reviews for Hereafter

½

Clint Eastwood has always made very good films, and here he crafts something is riveting, thrilling and captivating, and it's a film that is quite underrated and is an overlooked film that is much better than what the initial reviews have stated. The film has its weak parts, but overall, it's a solid affair, that is salvaged by terrific performances by its cast and a good storyline. I quite enjoyed the film's story, and thought that the concept was quite good as well. Matt Damon does some very good work here, and is aided by a great cast of varied talent, that all of whom really deliver something worthwhile on-screen. This is a well directed drama from Clint Eastwood, a director who has always managed to craft some entertaining and memorable films. Although not one of his finest efforts, the film is worth seeing and is quite good for what it is, but at times it could have been slightly better as well as the story does slow down a bit at times. Nonetheless due to terrific direction from Clint Eastwood and memorable performances from its cast, Hereafter works well enough to grab your attention for two hours of solid entertainment. Although not one of Eastwood's strongest directorial efforts, this most certainly not his worst either. If you enjoy a well crafted drama with good performances, Hereafter is a worthy film to watch. The picture tells a very good story, one that does deserve more praise than it does, and for what it is, it's a film that tells a very good story and despite its shortcomings is quite enthralling from the first frame onwards, and under the capable direction of Clint Eastwood is a worthwhile affair.

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TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

A long movie dealing with response to death - involving three non-related people. To me, the connection between the three was contrived, so I thought it didn't end well.

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Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

A medium and two people with near-death experiences collide eventually.
A rather pedestrian secular meditation on death and the afterlife, Clint Eastwood's ocean-crossing film is buoyed only by strong performances by Matt Damon and Cecile de France. Its plot is plodding, and the eventual meeting of these characters predictable, but Damon is a rare actor who is able to make his characters more interesting in moments of weakness. George's fear of human connection and his rejection of his gift are made palpable in Damon's work - so much so that even the obviously expository scene with Jay Mohr are watchable. De France's tenacious Marie, also a character so obvious to the plot that she defies believability and smells of convenience, is a nice counter-balance to the film.
Overall, this is far from a strong film, but good performances can do a lot.

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Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

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