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The Sweet Hereafter Reviews

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March 17, 2017
Egoyan's most successful film to date.
November 16, 2015
A film that touches on the essence of love by throwing us into the abyss of loss, The Sweet Hereafter marks the apex of the English-Canadian film tradition as it navigates the empty space left in the wake of tragedy with a gentle, but unsentimental eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 3, 2012
In its unsparing depiction of the loneliness and despair that afflicts the tragedy-wracked town of Sam Dent, The Sweet Hereafter is one of the coldest movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 8, 2009
Cuts to the bone and stays there long after its end credits have finished rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 29, 2005
...intelligent, stately paced film
Read More | Original Score: A
October 24, 2004
Molds the past, present, and future into a tapestry of the cyclical nature of human suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 1, 2004
Based on Russell Banks' tragic novel about a town grieving for 14 children killed in a bus crash, easily makes my list of top 1997 films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 6, 2002
A delicate and touching story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Visits the impossible contradictions of bereavement with clear-eyed compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 4, 2002
This isn't a "flick" or a "movie". This is a film.
Full Review| Original Score: 9/10
June 5, 2002
A stirring portrait of a community struggling to heal in the wake of a crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2002
Explores the ways in which a tragedy enhances rather than diminishes a town's sense of community.
August 31, 2001
Una obra exquisita.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2001
...Egoyan looks at the essence of guilt and the complexity of human relationships in all their rich variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2001
Though this is Egoyan's first adaptation, The Sweet Hereafter could serve as a model for how to do it right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 14, 2001
Canadian writer-director Atom Egoyan's most ambitious work to date, The Sweet Hereafter is a rich, complex meditation on the impact of a terrible tragedy on a small town.
January 1, 2000
In a season of expertly adapted contemporary fiction (like "L.A. Confidential" and "The Ice Storm"), this fusion of Banks's and Egoyan's sensibilities stands as a particularly inspired mix.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The movie has an impact that extends far beyond the walls of a movie theater - a quality shared by a distressingly few of today's releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Elegiac and yet straightforward as haiku
January 1, 2000
This is one of the best films of the year, an unflinching lament for the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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