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After the Life: Trilogy 3 Reviews

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Nick Schager
Nitrate Online
October 28, 2003
"After the Life...is the most tolerable of The Trilogy's entries."
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
January 30, 2004
To get the desired effect, you have to see all three films, none of which is much worth seeing by itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
FilmStew.com
April 10, 2004
The most intimate and moving of the three films. What's most compelling about this installment is its frank exploration of a couple mired in co-dependency.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 7, 2004
The Trilogy's amazing partnership is Agnès and Pascal's. With After the Life's tango of enabler and addict, Belvaux finally delivers emotional resonance.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
November 29, 2003
A compelling drama which forms an essential part of Lucas Belvaux's audacious series.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2004
Watching junkies screaming for their fix tends to get very tired very quickly, but Blanc holds the screen with furtive intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 5, 2003
This is a harrowing story of addiction and co-dependence, strong and quite moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 3, 2004
It's an engrossing experience, although at least one story strand...doesn't pass muster when viewed a second time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2004
"After Life," takes a more somber tone than the first two films [in "The Trilogy"]
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 9, 2004
The Trilogy's narrative structure may be considered a gimmick, but it's one that is thoroughly compelling... as all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
July 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 27, 2004
Movies, particularly post-Spielbergian Hollywood product, tend to steer your frame of reference with fascistic discipline. Here, delivered in a shiftable tripartite sequence, is a movie experience you can shape yourself.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 29, 2004
Each film stands satisfyingly on its own as a genre piece, but the triplex provides added understanding of character and consequence.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
January 30, 2004
We're treated to two smashing performances from Morel and Blanc.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 12, 2004
The most somber installment in Lucas Belvaux's Trilogy, this melodrama of addiction and marital malaise is also the most successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 23, 2004
If you have committed to the entire project ... this chapter leaves you not only with a sense of completion but of an ascension to a hard-won grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 3, 2004
If On the Run is the most riveting and shocking of the three, and An Amazing Couple the funniest and most engaging, After the Life is the most touching and dramatic.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 18, 2004
Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head.
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
February 16, 2004
One particularly brilliant achievement of Belvaux's is the intimate access it affords to every character's story as bit players and central figures change roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 16, 2004
Even if you refuse to play Belvaux's Choose Your Own Adventure, do not ignore these performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 1, 2006
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
August 1, 2004

Guardian
January 15, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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