After Earth - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

After Earth Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
J. Olson
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
Paul Whitington
Irish Independent
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.
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
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.
Alexander Lowe
We Got This Covered
May 31, 2013
Weak performances, a pathetic protagonist, and an overuse of flashbacks make After Earth more painful to choke down than the air of the quarantined planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John Serba
May 31, 2013
After Earth smacks of [Shyamalan's] worst tendencies - performances hamstrung by awkward and stiff dialogue, and a bloated sense of self-importance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andy Lea
Daily Star
June 4, 2013
If you thought the Smiths had a hard time of it in their last movie, heaven knows they're miserable now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Luke Mullen
Film School Rejects
May 2, 2014
The results are mixed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ben Kendrick
May 31, 2013
After Earth is an extremely uneven and flawed film, but for moviegoers who are intrigued by the initial premise, it's not the throwaway disaster that some might claim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
June 3, 2013
From its opening montage to its closing shots, "After Earth" comes across as an extremely generic effort written by an elementary school student.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Justin Craig
May 31, 2013
With "After Earth," Smith can't even save himself, his film, or his director
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
May 31, 2013
For a father-son film project, there's strangely little emotional connection between the pair onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Stuckmann
April 17, 2015
After Earth unfortunately still finds M. Night Shyamalan plodding through another dull, lifeless movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
William Bibbiani
May 30, 2013
After Earth is no Titan A.E.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Steven Neish
June 9, 2013
Ultimately, the film is an ill-conceived and poorly executed star vehicle that doesn't possess the creativity or filmmaking prowess necessary to turn it into anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Northmore
The List
June 7, 2013
It takes itself far too seriously, wasting Will's natural charisma and easy going screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
May 31, 2013
All the neat visuals on Earth can't cover up that this is a movie Will Smith is hoping will make Jaden a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 8, 2013
After Earth is dragged down by, yes, Will Smith's apparent desire to share his boring concerns about parenthood with a blameless audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 21, 2013
The dejected Will Smith is forced to inject himself with pain relief. The label warns that the drug could cause extreme drowsiness and impaired vision. One can only imagine that Will was suffering from both when he agreed to film this daft script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Matt Patches
May 31, 2013
Think The Happening, plus bloodthirsty baboons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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