After the Life: Trilogy 3 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

After the Life: Trilogy 3 Reviews

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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.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
May 28, 2004
[Blanc's] performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in Days of Wine and Roses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 7, 2004
While it functions independently as a sad, ultimately moving portrait of a deeply codependent couple, the film also emerges as the most richly resonant of The Trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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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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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
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
February 13, 2004
The fine performances by Blanc and Melki give Belvaux' whole clever undertaking some needed weight.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2004
The strongest film [of the trilogy].
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
January 30, 2004
We're treated to two smashing performances from Morel and Blanc.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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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.