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After Earth Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 8, 2013
...a step in the right direction for beleaguered filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2013
By any fair measure, After Earth is actually quite a nifty, pacy adventure film, even though it was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who has not made a good film since his 1999 debut The Sixth Sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
June 13, 2013
Visually impressive but sadly incredulous, "After Earth" is only redeemed by the performances of the Smith family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 7, 2013
Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, who hadn't made a truly great film since 2002, returns to form with this exciting and well-paced adventure
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 6, 2013
While I understand the critical backlash towards Shyamalan, I disagree and found After Earth to be a solid movie, not great but good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Smith
Total Film
June 3, 2013
For all its mealymouthed dialogue and often comical solemnity After Earth at least delivers consistently diverting entertainment ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
May 31, 2013
it may not be the complete return to form of Shyamalan, but "After Earth" has all the goods necessary for an entertaining summer ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
May 31, 2013
Exciting sci-fi action and warm father-son bonding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times
May 31, 2013
It's no classic, but it's a special movie: spectacular and wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
May 31, 2013
Will Smith is a fun and funny guy. So why is Smith's sci-fi thriller screaming for a sense of humor?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
May 31, 2013
After Earth at least looks distinctive, and the movie's overall atmosphere of close-quarter jungle delirium is enhanced by the cramped, earth-toned interiors of spaceships, off-world colony condos and crashed cockpits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
The Robot's Voice
May 30, 2013
A beautiful bit of world-building that - if you're not chronically opposed to Will Smith and his kid - will transport you to the kind of adventure that I know I imagined in the backyard when I was younger than Jaden Smith.
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
May 30, 2013
A simplistic, father-son morality play strictly for little kids and diehard Will and Jaden Smith fans. Destined to be added to the pantheon of inadvertently-funny blaxploitation flicks with a devoted cult following.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 30, 2013
After Earth is refreshing in that it's not rife with fast-cuts, whooshing camera shots, and overblown visual effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
May 30, 2013
Director Shyamalan gets the most out of the Smiths, sometimes simply staying out of their way. He also keeps things moving briskly with a story that eschews exposition in favor of flashback glimpses.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
CinemaBlend.com
May 30, 2013
It's an admirable YA adventure, a moderately engaging piece of sci-fi storytelling, a return to respectability for Shyamalan and a welcome departure for an aging Will Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
May 30, 2013
... the film offers some very knowing examples of the way both parents and children have to adjust their thinking over the course of their relationship, wrapped up in a visually dynamic world that simply makes the stakes feel more urgent...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
May 30, 2013
I can't lie and say I didn't enjoy this asinine movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
May 30, 2013
The movie spent a lot of time teetering on the verge of failure but both Smiths pull it back and make it fairly enjoyable. Jaden Smith proves that he is a star. Haters gonna hate.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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