Hereafter 2010

Hereafter

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Despite a thought-provoking premise and Clint Eastwood's typical flair as director, Hereafter fails to generate much compelling drama, straddling the line between poignant sentimentality and hokey tedium.

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User Ratings: 67,236

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Three people set out on a spiritual journey after death touches their lives in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a construction worker in San Francisco who can communicate with the dead. French reporter Marie LeLay (Cécile de France) has a supernatural vision after nearly dying in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Meanwhile, a London schoolboy suffers the loss of the person closest to him.

Cast & Crew

Matt Damon
George Lonegan
Cécile De France
Marie Lelay
Frankie McLaren
Marcus, Jason
George McLaren
Marcus, Jason
Marthe Keller
Dr. Rousseau
Peter Morgan
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Steven Spielberg
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Frank Marshall
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Peter Morgan
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Tim Moore
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Tom Stern
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Critic Reviews for Hereafter

All Critics (235) | Top Critics (67) | Fresh (110) | Rotten (125)

  • The direction is utterly bland. The film doesn't care about its own subject matter, or have anything to say about it.

    August 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Aged 80 Clint Eastwood has made a film that is completely different in style, tone and structure from anything he has delivered before.

    May 15, 2018
  • Hereafter confronts a topic that could have descended into mawkish, mystical hokum, but not in Eastwood's no-nonsense, uncynical hands. He looks at death, and beyond, with clear, open, inquisitive eyes.

    February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
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  • In the end, an elevating and in many ways, exceptional experience.

    February 10, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Now powering through his 80s, Clint Eastwood is doing the best, most thoughtful work of his career.

    February 9, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It is sincere, well-meaning and, I'm sorry to say, quite transparent hokum.

    February 4, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hereafter

  • Jul 02, 2014
    Clint Eastwood has always made very good films, and here he crafts something is riveting, thrilling and captivating, and it's a film that is quite underrated and is an overlooked film that is much better than what the initial reviews have stated. The film has its weak parts, but overall, it's a solid affair, that is salvaged by terrific performances by its cast and a good storyline. I quite enjoyed the film's story, and thought that the concept was quite good as well. Matt Damon does some very good work here, and is aided by a great cast of varied talent, that all of whom really deliver something worthwhile on-screen. This is a well directed drama from Clint Eastwood, a director who has always managed to craft some entertaining and memorable films. Although not one of his finest efforts, the film is worth seeing and is quite good for what it is, but at times it could have been slightly better as well as the story does slow down a bit at times. Nonetheless due to terrific direction from Clint Eastwood and memorable performances from its cast, Hereafter works well enough to grab your attention for two hours of solid entertainment. Although not one of Eastwood's strongest directorial efforts, this most certainly not his worst either. If you enjoy a well crafted drama with good performances, Hereafter is a worthy film to watch. The picture tells a very good story, one that does deserve more praise than it does, and for what it is, it's a film that tells a very good story and despite its shortcomings is quite enthralling from the first frame onwards, and under the capable direction of Clint Eastwood is a worthwhile affair.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2013
    A long movie dealing with response to death - involving three non-related people. To me, the connection between the three was contrived, so I thought it didn't end well.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2013
    A medium and two people with near-death experiences collide eventually. A rather pedestrian secular meditation on death and the afterlife, Clint Eastwood's ocean-crossing film is buoyed only by strong performances by Matt Damon and Cecile de France. Its plot is plodding, and the eventual meeting of these characters predictable, but Damon is a rare actor who is able to make his characters more interesting in moments of weakness. George's fear of human connection and his rejection of his gift are made palpable in Damon's work - so much so that even the obviously expository scene with Jay Mohr are watchable. De France's tenacious Marie, also a character so obvious to the plot that she defies believability and smells of convenience, is a nice counter-balance to the film. Overall, this is far from a strong film, but good performances can do a lot.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2012
    Another typically drawn-out Eastwood experience. While Eastwood can make even the dullest material look stunning, and Damon too does wonders with a very one-dimensional character, the biggest problem is the mostly disjointed characters without any real weight. Far from horrible, its just really nothing all that special.
    Jason S Super Reviewer

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