After (2014)

Set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, AFTER tells the story of a middle class family struggling with the financial consequences of a failing family business and a series of intergenerational conflicts and rivalries. But,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 8, 2014
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2014
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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

"After" catalogs so many clichés in the dysfunctional family at its center that the film could be taught in a screenwriting class as a lesson in what not to do.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

[There's] a fairly far-fetched twist that feels out of place in this realism-based drama.

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Brent Simon
Paste Magazine

American tragedy serves as underfed underpinning for rote theatrics in After, an unpersuasive ensemble drama that settles into a self-serious glide-path of inanity early on, never to recover.

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Glenn Kenny

Kind of irritating in is purposeful disingenuousness and determined challenges to plausibility.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

A frequently absorbing miserablist family drama shot in appropriately chilly winter tones ...

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Family drama set in upstate New York and revolving around a devastating secret which ultimately rings as hollow as the film itself.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Viewers ... are left with little to do but endure a lot of seemingly unprovoked family tensions while waiting for the inevitable revelation.

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Christopher Null
Film Racket

Gaspersz embeds you with this family's struggles, and almost makes you care about what happens to them all in the end

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Andy Crump
Movie Mezzanine

How often does a film come along that truly, deeply pisses you off?

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