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After Tiller Reviews

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May 3, 2017
The film succeeds, however, because it manages to rise above the controversy surrounding legalized abortion in America and objectively presents what's at stake here for the doctors and women involved.
June 23, 2016
Engaging and thoughtful, After Tiller's examination of its main subjects forms a documentary that wisely treats its subject with more curiosity than dogma.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 5, 2014
More than simply informative (which it most certainly is), After Tiller is a reminder that seeing eye-to-eye is rarely as impossible as we might think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 11, 2014
This documentary portrait of abortion doctors in America, particularly those who perform late-term abortions, looks at those who do important, compassionate work, but isn't as engaging as it should be.
February 4, 2014
The film goes about its grave task with compassion, basic professionalism, and discretion.
January 11, 2014
Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson in this topical documentary ably tackle in a fair-minded and detailed way the controversial issue of third-trimester abortions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 9, 2014
Rarely is this issue presented so fairly and without the requisite hysteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2014
It's a grim story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2014
A laudably even-handed examination of a highly charged subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2014
The story of four women and their attempts to uphold abortion rights in the US makes for compelling, if horrifying viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2013
We can see how they wrestle and it's immeasurably moving because they've given it endless consideration and still put themselves in harm's way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 2, 2013
Its strength lies in its ability to coax out the personalities behind the arguments, and to show us that, at the heart of every such controversy, there are vulnerable human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 25, 2013
This is one of the best films I've seen this year. The access to doctors, their staffs, patients and families is very impressive. It has a lot of emotional power and it plays the abortion issue right down the middle.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 1, 2013
If After Tiller does not feel grim, despite the overwhelming presence in it of death and mourning, that's perhaps because it is so much a film about intimacy and trust.
November 1, 2013
You may or may not be convinced, but you will be affected.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 31, 2013
"After Tiller" does viewers the great service of providing light where there's usually only heat, giving a human face and heart to what previously might have been an abstract issue or quickly scanned news item.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2013
Moving, thought-provoking documentary.
October 25, 2013
Wrenching portrait of life and death decisions where even the definition of "life" is emotionally laden for doctors and pregnant women considering abortion.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 17, 2013
What makes this well-edited film compelling are the stories of the patients and the agonizing moral quandaries that the doctors express in doing their work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2013
It's a calm, thoughtful film about an incendiary subject, and it has a clear point of view: to allow these doctors (and some of their patients, who we hear but don't see) to explain why they do what they do.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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