After Reviews

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August 14, 2014
"After" catalogs so many clichs in the dysfunctional family at its center that the film could be taught in a screenwriting class as a lesson in what not to do.
August 8, 2014
Kind of irritating in is purposeful disingenuousness and determined challenges to plausibility.
August 7, 2014
Viewers ... are left with little to do but endure a lot of seemingly unprovoked family tensions while waiting for the inevitable revelation.
August 6, 2014
[There's] a fairly far-fetched twist that feels out of place in this realism-based drama.
August 6, 2014
A frequently absorbing miserablist family drama shot in appropriately chilly winter tones ...
November 10, 2014
Gaspersz embeds you with this family's struggles, and almost makes you care about what happens to them all in the end
August 16, 2014
American tragedy serves as underfed underpinning for rote theatrics in After, an unpersuasive ensemble drama that settles into a self-serious glide-path of inanity early on, never to recover.
August 8, 2014
Family drama set in upstate New York and revolving around a devastating secret which ultimately rings as hollow as the film itself.
August 7, 2014
How often does a film come along that truly, deeply pisses you off?
August 5, 2014
Writer Sabrina Gennarino works hard to craft a layered drama, but the result -- at least under director Pieter Gaspersz -- is hammy schmaltz.
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