Hereafter (2010)

"Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie, a French journalist,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a thought-provoking premise and Clint Eastwood's typical flair as director, Hereafter fails to generate much compelling drama, straddling the line between poignant sentimentality and hokey tedium.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The result may not plumb Shyamalanian awfulness, but if you did get to the afterlife you'd hope they weren't playing this movie.

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Joy Tipping
Dallas Morning News

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.

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Sarah Marrs

Hereafter is another case of "poor material, decent direction".

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The film is a deeply compassionate, decidedly secular and somewhat plodding meditation on what matters now and what lies beyond this life.

Dana Stevens

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.

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Debashine Thangevelo
Independent Online (South Africa)

Food for thought, this movie may provide... but it fails to linger long after the end credits roll.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Eastwood and Morgan skillfully and slowly unveil each character's struggles and then send them on their way to inevitable encounters with one another.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

More concerned with loneliness in this life than anything that happens after death

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Clint still seems obsessed with the mortality issue, but it is clear that he doesn't know what he is doing with this esoteric babble that lacks focus and… More
Jim Hunter
A medium and two people with near-death experiences collide eventually. A rather pedestrian secular meditation on death and the afterlife, Clint Eastwood's… More
Alex roy
Clint Eastwood has always made very good films, and here he crafts something is riveting, thrilling and captivating, and it's a film that is quite… More
Daniel Perry
It wanted to be Babel. It wasn't. I have the same complaint about it as I did with Invictus: it relies too much on the inherent fascination with… More
Red Lats
A long movie dealing with response to death - involving three non-related people. To me, the connection between the three was contrived, so I thought it… More
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A San Franciscan psychic whose uncontrollable ability to commune with the dead has caused him to lead a life in isolation, a London schoolboy who lost his twin… More