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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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"The result may not plumb Shyamalanian awfulness, but if you did get to the afterlife you'd hope they weren't playing this movie."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The last 30 minutes of the film hint at what it might have been if someone had whipped that script into shape; the idea of exploring experiences of the afterlife was a great one, and Eastwood certainly has the vision to pull it off."
‑ Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News
"Eastwood fails to infuse any moments of suspense or heart into the story and when all is said and done, Hereafter is an anticlimactic, sleepy and momentum-less mess of a film."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Superficially satisfying but oftentimes disappointing, "Hereafter" focuses on three major stories, one of which works far better than the other two."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Just don't expect any grand revelations before the curtain falls."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"The film is a deeply compassionate, decidedly secular and somewhat plodding meditation on what matters now and what lies beyond this life."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Though I found Hereafter meandering and occasionally sentimental, I couldn't help but admire Clint Eastwood's ambition in taking on-headfirst-the greatest fact of human existence."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"This movie isn't about anything. This emperor is wearing no clothes."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"A terrific, albeit dreary, character drama that directly addresses one of humanity's most enduring mysteries."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"...The filmmakers choose a period setting for their film, then dispense with it part way into the story, once it's become a hindrance to the interests of the corporate sponsors..."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Eastwood and Morgan skillfully and slowly unveil each character's struggles and then send them on their way to inevitable encounters with one another."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"I realize it's bad manners to be flip about a movie that emblazons its heart on its sleeve. But Hereafter, soggy with portentous uplift, invites that response."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Clint Eastwood's late life/late career fascination with mortality, death and grieving devolves, at long last, into a cheap parlor trick in Hereafter."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Before long, the afterlife starts to sound pretty damn appealing."
‑ Ali Gray,
" engaging, sporadically enthralling drama that ranks as one of Eastwood's better efforts as of late."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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