After.Life

Critic Score

26%

User Score

33%
In theaters Apr 09, 2010
R, 1 hr. 43 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: Young couple Paul (Justin Long) and Anna (Christina Ricci) are toying with the prospect of marriage when they have a chance encounter with Eliot (Liam Neeson), a mysterious undertaker who claims he
Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 43 min.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Theater Release: Apr 09, 2010
DVD Release: Aug 03, 2010

Cast

Christina Ricci

Anna Taylor
Liam Neeson

Eliot Deacon
Justin Long

Paul Coleman
Celia Weston

Beatrice Taylor
Josh Charles

Tom Peterson
Rosemary Murphy

Mrs. Whitehall
Malachy McCourt

Father Graham
Shuler Hensley

Vincent Miller

Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has an interesting premise and admirable ambitions, but After.Life fails to deliver enough twists or thrills to sustain its creepy atmosphere.
  • Thematic rigor mortis sets in long before the final reel. More...
  • It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs. More...
  • A stylish piece of horror-movie hokum. More...
  • It's too dull for grown-ups and too nightmarish for children. It makes Nip/Tuck look like a Mel Brooks musical. More...
  • Best of all is Neeson, who is nicely creepy. Whether he's genuinely gifted or knuckle-chewing insane, he's not the kind of guy you'd want to spend time with, either way. More...
  • Ms. Wojtowicz-Vosloo seems to have spent too much time trying to make an art-house chiller instead of an effective film. More...
  • I don't think we're expected to take After.Life any more seriously than Ricci's last extended (near) nude role in the immortal Black Snake Moan. That one was more fun. More...
  • While nobody comes out especially well, Ricci is the only one required to spend much of the movie naked. And for what? More...
  • I admire filmmakers who take chances and defy expectations. More...
  • The dialogue is clumsy, the tone swings between somber and silly and the whole bizarre venture eventually succumbs to rigor mortis. More...

User Reviews

  • After.Life is a well constructed supernatural horror film that is very original in its idea. The strength of the film lies with Liam Neeson's powerful...
  • well athough i liked the idea it truly was confusing and you still dont get it wrapped up towards the end.
  • If I sat down and seriously wrote about this film it would inevitably be a commentary laden with spoilers. About the only thing I can say is that,...
  • Meh. Interesting idea, but not really sure what was happening. I think she was dead, but how can she move stuff around (i.e. break stuff). If it...
  • 5 stars
  • I liked it?? I don't know if I have ever been more confused about a movie, and liked it alot at the same time before. This has to be a first for me....
  • I'm not dead! The concept of this movie was good and horrifying. Christina Ricci is a very talented actress. But somehow, she couldn't (in my...
  • Liked it, just not entirely sure I "got" it. I still have some doubt as to whether she was actually dead or not. I am inclined to think she was,...
  • After.Life is one long, look at what is presumably a woman's last days of physical being on this earth. Anna (Christina Ricci) has a life that's in a...
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci, Justin Long, Josh Charles, Chandler Canterbury, Celia Weston, Shuler Hensley, Anna Kuchma, Rosemary Murphy,...