After Earth
After Earth (2013)

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 8, 2013
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37%



Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: After Earth is a dull, ploddingly paced exercise in sentimental sci-fi -- and the latest setback for director M. Night Shyamalan's once-promising career.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

As drama, After Earth offers no surprises; as action, it's rarely stimulating; as a parenting manual, it seems that Will has thrown Jaden into water that's a little too deep.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

A film in which the text and subtext-an effortlessly gifted father presses his less-talented son to follow in his footsteps-are in perfect alignment. Alas, only in one of the two does the story end happily.

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Paul Whittington
Irish Independent

After a not very impressive crash sequence, the film settles into a running battle between young Master Smith and a series of CGI monsters, a schema that sounds tiresome, and is.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Most disappointing is the film's lack of ambition, as what could have been a sparky mainstream space opera becomes just another tedious jungle chase movie.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

By the standards of M. Night's Shyamalan's recent films, After Earth is surprisingly not horrible.

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Alynda Wheat
People Magazine

The dialogue is as wooden as the acting, and the plot is just silly. Truly, the only thing the film has going for it are some occasionally cool special effects.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The movie takes off from a concept as basic as a videogame, and it sticks to that concept, without surprise.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times

It's no classic, but it's a special movie: spectacular and wise.

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Matt Prigge
Metro

Shyamalan mostly stays out of the way, but he still makes himself known, and not in good ways.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Boredom, as it relates to film, occurs when the audience is unable and unwilling to care about the story. After Earth is a prime example of a boring movie. Its… More
Phil Hubbs
After many tough gruelling auditions spanning many gruelling weeks, Jaden Smith was finally awarded the starring role in his fathers hopeful sci-fi epic...oh… More
Cynthia S.
I didn't hate this. I guess that I heard so many terrible reviews, that I was expecting a real stinker. The only weakness in this film was the quality of… More
Carlos Magalhes
Though far from the complete disaster that most of the critics claim it to be, this problematic star vehicle suffers from a terrible performance by Jaden Smith… More
Manu Gino
Danger is real. Fear is a choice. Not a bad movie! This was a great, entertaining, emotionally charged sci-fi flick and I enjoyed every minute of it. I admit… More
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