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After.Life Reviews

January 3, 2011
Thematic rigor mortis sets in long before the final reel.
July 17, 2010
It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
July 6, 2010
A stylish piece of horror-movie hokum.
April 14, 2010
It's too dull for grown-ups and too nightmarish for children. It makes Nip/Tuck look like a Mel Brooks musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 14, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2010
Ms. Wojtowicz-Vosloo seems to have spent too much time trying to make an art-house chiller instead of an effective film.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 9, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2010
While nobody comes out especially well, Ricci is the only one required to spend much of the movie naked. And for what?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2010
I admire filmmakers who take chances and defy expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 8, 2010
The dialogue is clumsy, the tone swings between somber and silly and the whole bizarre venture eventually succumbs to rigor mortis.
April 8, 2010
A few moments of grim humor simply underline long stretches of tedium, and the imagery is full of spook film cliches. Although there's a juicy role for Liam Neeson, and he's good, it's just not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 8, 2010
Neither horrific enough to scare, nor psychologically thrilling enough to even register a pulse. And whatever fun there is to be found, and there were hoots aplenty, it's of the "laughing at, not with" variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 8, 2010
Neeson's right -- something's definitely deceased here. But it's the whole picture. And a swift interment on DVD and late-night cable seems in the best interest of everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 8, 2010
Maddeningly inert [and] caught in a pretentious no-man's land between horror and melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 8, 2010
Wojtowicz-Vosloo just piles on the nonsense back and forth in a laughably incomprehensible muddle.
April 8, 2010
On a plot level, few of the psychodrama elements make much sense.
April 8, 2010
Clean, precise and terribly sullen, After.Life is like its female protagonist. It feels stuck between worlds, or genres.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2010
Wojtowicz-Vosloo certainly knows how to use a camera. Now she just needs to learn how to entertain an audience - or at least come up with a film that doesn't try so hard to be profound yet has absolutely nothing to say...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 8, 2010
I think, in a way, the film short-changes itself by not coming down on one side or the other. As it stands, it's a framework for horror situations but cannot be anything deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2010
[Ricci] has to operate, unfazed, in close-up nakedness much of the time, while the camera practically licks her pale skin.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 7, 2010
Neeson clearly relishes the role, but he never plays to the cheap seats by going whole-hog psychotic. The character's motivations remain tantalizingly opaque from first frame to last.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2010
What might have played well as a multipage Poe rumination gradually gets pulled to bits by thudding Ricci-Neeson face-offs in the poster-ready funeral-prep chamber.