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Hereafter Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
This movie isn't about anything. This emperor is wearing no clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Eastwood fails to infuse any moments of suspense or heart into the story and when all is said and done, Hereafter is an anticlimactic, sleepy and momentum-less mess of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 28, 2011
...The filmmakers choose a period setting for their film, then dispense with it part way into the story, once it's become a hindrance to the interests of the corporate sponsors...
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
So ridiculous was Hereafter that I laughed out loud several times at the ill thought-out, quasi-spiritualist philosophy it vomited from the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
March 27, 2011
Hereafter can't quite make up its mind what it is exactly about, resulting in a film that builds and builds and builds ... to nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Simon Miraudo
February 8, 2011
Hereafter asks for no such leaps of faith. It offers no poignancy or spirit; merely an obtuse interpretation of the never-never, book-ended with shrugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2010
Eastwood's filmmaking here is laboriously tasteful and painfully restrained to the point of complete atrophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.8/10
Jason Zingale
October 21, 2010
Each [story] is so thinly plotted and devoid of any real emotion that it's no wonder they had to string three of them together to make a complete film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 21, 2010
Rather than touching and meaningful, it just comes off as dour and pedantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 22, 2010
Hereafter is the perfect example of an intriguing concept in need of some collaborative brainstorming between a talented writer and a visionary director, followed by a few rewrites.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
January 31, 2011
All of the strands are weak in their own ways, but the film at least would have had redemptive moments if it wasn't structured so badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013
Clint Eastwood's late life/late career fascination with mortality, death and grieving devolves, at long last, into a cheap parlor trick in Hereafter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
February 18, 2011
All in all, a disappointment from Mr Eastwood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 22, 2010
Who knew conversing with the dead was so much like a visit to the therapist?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Before long, the afterlife starts to sound pretty damn appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 21, 2010
Hereafter is a solemnly reassuring film made by major talents working intriguingly outside their comfort zones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 15, 2010
Either you buy their Vaseline-lensed visions of the hereafter, or you watch in stony silence, as I did, wondering why there's no one to care about.
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
October 20, 2010
Riiight. Who's up for some Parcheesi?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
January 31, 2011
Has no narrative thrust and nothing profound to say, although it's mostly well acted and features some diverting locations, including a good deal of south London.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
October 22, 2010
Two pounds of story flopping around in a 10-pound bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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