The Sweet Hereafter - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sweet Hereafter Reviews

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January 29, 2005
...intelligent, stately paced film
Read More | Original Score: A
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
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
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
Ian Holm gives us a wrenching portrait of a self-contained man cracking at the seams.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
a new moral urgency seems to invigorate this film
January 1, 2000
Egoyan sways away from the obvious, eschewing easy tears for something more fiercely intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The Sweet Hereafter is a riveting film
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
a film that has brains, heart and a soul
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
January 1, 2000
Flawlessly made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
The naked emotion of tragedy weighs on every frame...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2002
Explores the ways in which a tragedy enhances rather than diminishes a town's sense of community.
January 1, 2000
Exquisitely intense, and far from sweet. Ian Holm is sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Audience is almost bound to be absorbed for the duration.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
solemn, subtly structured, beautifully acted and ultimately hypnotic
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 4, 2002
This isn't a "flick" or a "movie". This is a film.
Full Review| Original Score: 9/10
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
January 1, 2000
Egoyan jumps backward and forward in the narrative with a clever deliberacy that reveals bits and pieces of literal and metaphorical relationships all in their own time.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A
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