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After Life: Season 1 Reviews

March 13, 2019
A main problem for After Life is that Tony's surge of misanthropy isn't especially funny or smart.
March 11, 2019
After Life...is infuriatingly difficult to define. It is by turns outrageous, uplifting, unflinching, sad, hilarious and angry. Mostly, it's an exercise in melancholy, and I adored it.
March 10, 2019
Its pleasures outweigh its problems.
March 8, 2019
One of the problems with "After Life" is that we can see the full arc of that Scrooge story line long before it arrives. The predictability doesn't ruin the series, which can be quickly consumed in three hours.
March 8, 2019
After Life does come across as Gervais' most autobiographical work to date, but the writer, director, and star actually tells a sweet, earnest story about learning when and why to shut the hell up.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 8, 2019
In "After Life," Saint Ricky essentially debating Bad Ricky. Here's hoping their next collaboration turns out better.
March 8, 2019
You'll enjoy After Life if you're feeling cynical and/or depressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2019
Gervais the actor is failed by the writer and not shown to best advantage by the director. The performance isn't enough, and its strengths underline the inadequacies found elsewhere.
March 7, 2019
I'm not sure Tony says anything controversial on any of these topics, it's just Gervais with a dead wife so that you might sympathize with him.
March 6, 2019
It wants so badly to be both comedy and drama-to be both funny and touching-that it fails pretty spectacularly at both.
Full Review | Original Score: D