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Hereafter (2010)



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 must -- exist in the hereafter.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
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Matt Damon
as George Lonegan
Jay Mohr
as Billy
Richard Kind
as Christos
Frankie McLaren
as Marcus/Jason
George McLaren
as Marcus/Jason
Cécile De France
as Marie Lelay
Derek Jacobi
as Himself
Marthe Keller
as Dr. Rousseau
Andy Gathergood
as Jackie's Friend
Helen Elizabeth
as Jackie's Friend
Stephane Freiss
as Guillaume Belcher
Sean Buckley
as Dr. Meredith
Cyndi Mayo Davis
as Island Hotel Clerk
Lisa Griffiths
as Stall Owner
Jessica Griffiths
as Island Girl
Charlie Creed-Miles
as Photographer
Rebekah Staton
as Social Worker
Declan Conlon
as Social Worker
Marcus Boyea
as Teenager
Franz Drameh
as Teenager
Tex Jacks
as Teenager
Mylène Jampanoï
as Reporter Jasmine
Laurent Bateau
as TV Producer
Calum Grant
as Factory Worker
Steven R. Schirripa
as Cooking Teacher Carl...
Tom Beard
as Priest
Jean-Yves Berteloot
as Publishing Executive...
Niamh Cusack
as Foster Mother
George Costigan
as Foster Father
Claire Price
as Marcus' Teacher
Surinder Duhra
as Islamic Teacher
Audrey Brisson
as Hospice Receptionist
Jess Murphy
as Dying Woman
Michael Cuckson
as Hospice Husband
Jennifer Thorne
as Hospice Mother
Barry Martin
as Hospice Father
John Nielsen
as Factory Supervisor
Matthew Baynton
as College Receptionist
Pearce Quigley
as Channeler
Meg Wynn Owen
as Mirror Lady
Selina Cadell
as Mrs. Joyce
Celia Shuman
as Neighbor
Joanna Croll
as Tour Guide
Tim Fitzhigham
as Bearded Author
Chloe Bale
as Hotel Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Hereafter

All Critics (219) | Top Critics (44)

More concerned with loneliness in this life than anything that happens after death

Full Review… | May 9, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

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

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

Audience Reviews for Hereafter


Clint still seems obsessed with the mortality issue, but it is clear enough that he doesn't know what he is doing in this esoteric babbling that lacks purpose and focus, with three poorly written stories put together without any fluidness and leading to a corny ending that is simply lamentable.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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.

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.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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