After Earth Reviews

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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.
July 15, 2015
It's not Shyamalan's fault -- he did his best with what he was given. He deserves another shot.
July 8, 2013
...a step in the right direction for beleaguered filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan...
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.
June 13, 2013
Visually impressive but sadly incredulous, "After Earth" is only redeemed by the performances of the Smith family.
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
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.
June 3, 2013
For all its mealymouthed dialogue and often comical solemnity After Earth at least delivers consistently diverting entertainment ...
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.
May 31, 2013
Exciting sci-fi action and warm father-son bonding.
May 31, 2013
It's no classic, but it's a special movie: spectacular and wise.
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?
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.
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.
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.
May 30, 2013
After Earth is refreshing in that it's not rife with fast-cuts, whooshing camera shots, and overblown visual effects.
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.
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.
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...
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