After Earth Reviews

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April 10, 2019
This is just one extended bore fest, and everyone involved appears to be on autopilot.
November 21, 2018
After Earth might signal a new future, in which the wunderkind filmmaker can't find financing any longer.
November 21, 2018
After Earth, a witless, banal, tedious, melodramatic special-effects fest that is disappointing from the opening sequence until the credits role.
November 17, 2018
Awkwardly probing, After Earth feels like a cinematic homework assignment for Smith's teen-aged charge Jaden with Shyamalan's requested presence as the hired tutor catering to the movie's arbitrary, surrealistic vision.
November 1, 2018
At least something like Battlefield Earth is unintentionally hilarious; After Earth doesn't even have the dignity to be laughably bad.
October 31, 2018
A listlessly written, lackadaisically executed story which can't seem to do much more than march through its preordained paces.
October 25, 2018
With little in common with Shyamalan's other films, it's difficult to compare this to his other projects except to say that if he was trying something different, it didn't work.
May 22, 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 29, 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.
September 5, 2017
Preachy, draggingly directed by M Night Shyamalan and just not much fun.
August 18, 2017
The story could have been so much better in its original simplicity.
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.
April 8, 2016
If [Jaden Smith] wants a career in film, he'll need to do better than this.
July 15, 2015
It's not Shyamalan's fault -- he did his best with what he was given. He deserves another shot.
April 17, 2015
After Earth unfortunately still finds M. Night Shyamalan plodding through another dull, lifeless movie.
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.
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