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After Tiller Reviews

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
September 20, 2013
After Tiller's greatest failing is the way in which is fails to engage at length how entrenched the stalemate on abortion is.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
September 17, 2013
Hard-nosed advocacy segues into lefty-evangelizing treacle as a cloying score accompanies a number of dewy scenes better suited to a maudlin Oprah Winfrey special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
September 19, 2013
After Tiller is an hour and a half of folks on their best behavior, presented as a candid portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Labuza
The Film Stage
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
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Katie Walsh
The Playlist
July 26, 2013
After Tiller is not an important film just because of its political and cultural relevance, but because of its humane and compassionate approach to telling the stories of these doctors, their work and the women that they seek to help.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
September 20, 2013
"Its unflinching portrayal of what can only be called battle fatigue is indelible.
Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies
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
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
October 3, 2013
After Tiller gives a human and compassionate face to a complex and touchy issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
The film is warm and scrupulous, like a sunny women's clinic.
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
September 19, 2013
Empathetic, intimate look inside late-term abortion clinics that focuses on the experiences of doctors and their patients.
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2013
It's humanizing and heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Ehrlich
Film.com
September 23, 2013
A surprisingly warm abortion documentary that restores the human element to an irreducibly human dilemma.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Daniel Walber
Nonfics
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
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 17, 2013
This wrenching documentary, profiling the four doctors who still provide third-trimester abortions in the U.S., is remarkable for being so level-headed.
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
October 10, 2013
Compelling, revealing [its] subjects as sympathetic human beings simply by observing and talking to them about their work and their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
September 14, 2013
It gives a true sense of how the forces of a hypocritically religious country has burdened countless young women with a lifetime of misplaced guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
October 6, 2013
Wrenching yet illuminating. The film reveals the complex circumstances, emotions and practical aspects behind the (third-trimester abortion) procedure.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 31, 2013
Moving, thought-provoking documentary.
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
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
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