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The Sweet Hereafter Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 6, 2002
A delicate and touching story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
January 1, 2000
Audience is almost bound to be absorbed for the duration.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
a new moral urgency seems to invigorate this film
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
Elegiac and yet straightforward as haiku
January 1, 2000
solemn, subtly structured, beautifully acted and ultimately hypnotic
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
As in Egoyan's Exotica and The Adjuster, past and present are intricately fused by the crisp editing, the mournful shadings of Mychael Danna's score and Paul Sarossy's austere wide-screen cinematography
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The film searches for that place in the heart where we feel sadness and squeezes it persuasively.
January 1, 2000
A beautiful elegy about family and community, death and healing...
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
November 20, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: A