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Young couple Paul (Justin Long) and Anna (Christina Ricci) are toying with the prospect of marriage when they have a chance encounter with Eliot (Liam Neeson), a mysterious undertaker who claims he can speak with the dead. When Anna becomes caught in the otherworldly realm between life and death, she risks being buried alive. Will Eliot help her, or is he being driven by darker motivations? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thematic rigor mortis sets in long before the final reel."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's too dull for grown-ups and too nightmarish for children. It makes Nip/Tuck look like a Mel Brooks musical."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"You should just go see it for yourself. Unless you shouldn't."
‑ Dave White,
"takes its ambiguities all the way to the grave - and beyond."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Confusing chiller explores death; too dark for teens."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"Best of all is Neeson, who is nicely creepy. Whether he's genuinely gifted or knuckle-chewing insane, he's not the kind of guy you'd want to spend time with, either way."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Despite the meandering pace, and lack of fearsome thrills, After.Life is a chilling fairytale that grabs you and takes you on a strangely hypnotic ride."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"makes you think too much about what it's doing, rather than what it's about, thus drawing you away from the deeper philosophical questions of life and death at its core"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Has some first-timer flaws but avoids 'cheesy horror movie' status by serious tapping into the vein Poe mined for premature burial."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A stylish piece of horror-movie hokum."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Ms. Wojtowicz-Vosloo seems to have spent too much time trying to make an art-house chiller instead of an effective film."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"There is too much reliance on one character's word against another which leads the audience back and forth over the truth."
‑ Mike Barnard, Future Movies UK
"Born again Ricci haunts a mortuary, while perfecting post-mortem freaky in the nude. This may or may not be your cup of embalming fluid, whether intriguing those with unconventional viewing preferences, or seriously creeping you out."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
"An atmospheric effort curious enough to intrigue both hardcore horror fans and those simply looking for a good thriller."
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
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