After.Life (2010)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 9, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has an interesting premise and admirable ambitions, but After.Life fails to deliver enough twists or thrills to sustain its creepy atmosphere.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Thematic rigor mortis sets in long before the final reel.

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Ian Buckwalter

It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs.

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Annalee Newitz

Unfortunately, the movie veers in the most predicable, Saw-like direction possible just as the characters are starting to crackle with originality.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

takes its ambiguities all the way to the grave - and beyond.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A stylish piece of horror-movie hokum.

Dave White

You should just go see it for yourself. Unless you shouldn't.

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Perri Nemiroff

Proposes a novel scenario, but bogs it down with cliche filmmaking techniques so much, you'll be hoping we all just die and go to heaven; end of story.

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Rex Reed

It's too dull for grown-ups and too nightmarish for children. It makes Nip/Tuck look like a Mel Brooks musical.

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R.L. Shaffer

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
After.Life is a well constructed supernatural horror film that is very original in its idea. The strength of the film lies with Liam Neeson's powerful… More
Curtis Lilly
Meh. Interesting idea, but not really sure what was happening. I think she was dead, but how can she move stuff around (i.e. break stuff). If it wasn't for… More
Film Crazy
well athough i liked the idea it truly was confusing and you still dont get it wrapped up towards the end.
MisterYoda ?
5 stars
Randy Tippy
If I sat down and seriously wrote about this film it would inevitably be a commentary laden with spoilers. About the only thing I can say is that, even when… More
Cynthia S.
I liked it?? I don't know if I have ever been more confused about a movie, and liked it alot at the same time before. This has to be a first for me. The… More