Hereafter Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Ben Kendrick
October 5, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011

Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Just don't expect any grand revelations before the curtain falls.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 1, 2011 engaging, sporadically enthralling drama that ranks as one of Eastwood's better efforts as of late.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
March 23, 2011

A powerful, intoxicating spiritual drama with a swift, delicate emotional core and fascinating characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 11, 2011 honest attempt to explore the single greatest mystery of life...with intelligence, open-mindedness, understanding, and compassion.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 1, 2011

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 10, 2011

What is terrific about Eastwood is that he has a real cleanness in his approach to filmmaking and there isn't this claptrap of sentimentality surrounding it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 10, 2011

In the end, an elevating and in many ways, exceptional experience.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Galvin
February 10, 2011

Hereafter is worth taking seriously because, finally, it's about taking care to live decently -- not piously, or proudly, but honestly, in the here and now.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
February 9, 2011

Now powering through his 80s, Clint Eastwood is doing the best, most thoughtful work of his career.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
February 8, 2011

An unusual but absolutely absorbing work which bravely tackles the big questions with thoughtfulness and real emotion.

Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 2, 2011

With Eastwood stubbornly determined to make one of the quietest films you'll ever see and Matt Damon restrained like never before, the Hereafter could either leave you thinking...or seriously underwhelmed.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
January 31, 2011

This is a consoling, romantic, inspirational movie in the mid-1940s manner of Portrait of Jennie and A Guy Named Joe.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 28, 2011

A thoughtful and sensitive work, and while it may not convince the sceptics that there is something hereafter, it offers something to think about.

Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 28, 2011

Clint Eastwood is the master storyteller, allowing the story to glide as smoothly as silk transcending time and place to hone from the big picture to the individual story

Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
January 27, 2011

Not his finest, but that's proof of how great this man is.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
January 27, 2011

It thoughtfully reflects on how deep sorrow and melancholy can change existence, with both Damon and de France really making their performances count.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
January 26, 2011

It remains watchable in spite of some rum narrative and performances from kids that woudn't get them a gig as extras on Byker Grove.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leah Rozen
Top Critic
October 7, 2011

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