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After Earth Reviews

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May 21, 2018
After Earth stays grounded, and manages to tell a pretty decent story.
April 17, 2018
The future-based characters seem to bear no relation at all to actual living, laughing, arguing human beings.
November 28, 2017
With all the other sci-fi options at multiplexes right now, this Will Smith vehicle will probably get lost in the shuffle.
October 31, 2017
Will (Smith), normally box-office gold, has a seriously off-day, and the leaden, humourless script is awful. I was bored after barely five minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 5, 2017
Preachy, draggingly directed by M Night Shyamalan and just not much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 18, 2017
The story could have been so much better in its original simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 20, 2016
Like 'Oblivion' before it 'After' says, 'Humans messed up,' but offers meager entertainment, nothing in terms of solutions, and lots of intelligence-insulting pseudo-science.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 8, 2016
If [Jaden Smith] wants a career in film, he'll need to do better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 15, 2015
It's not Shyamalan's fault -- he did his best with what he was given. He deserves another shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2015
After Earth unfortunately still finds M. Night Shyamalan plodding through another dull, lifeless movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 2, 2014
After a not very impressive crash sequence, the film settles into a running battle between young Master Smith and a series of CGI monsters, a schema that sounds tiresome, and is.
May 2, 2014
The dialogue is as wooden as the acting, and the plot is just silly. Truly, the only thing the film has going for it are some occasionally cool special effects.
May 2, 2014
Shyamalan mostly stays out of the way, but he still makes himself known, and not in good ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2014
The results are mixed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 2, 2014
Calling After Earth the worst film ever made may be overstating things, but it's a disaster zone of Chernobyl-esque proportions.
May 2, 2014
The effects are second-hand stuff from Alien and Star Trek, spliced with Shyamalan's regular homilies on Personal Growth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 2, 2014
As drama, After Earth offers no surprises; as action, it's rarely stimulating; as a parenting manual, it seems that Will has thrown Jaden into water that's a little too deep.
April 7, 2014
There's an extended animated sequence where atop a high hill, Kitai is surrounded by helix swells of grackles and blackbirds, and the camera turns to reveal waves and waves of burly bison. To the wonder, ho!
January 15, 2014
Does not enhance reputations or entrance audiences despite, or because of, pretentions to being larger than pure adventure.
December 5, 2013
It seems proud of its predictability only because we should feel privileged to watch Will Smith and his son act in a second movie together.
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