After.Life Synopsis
Following a terrible car crash, a woman awakes to find a mortician preparing her for burial.
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By James Berardinelli
The criss-crossing between drama, thriller, and horror is nothing if not arresting. It is also unsettling.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
We can enjoy the suspense of the opening scenes, and some of the drama. The performances are in keeping with the material. But toward the...
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It dresses up boilerplate horror in a classy shell, yet never gives it the pulse it needs.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
I don't think we're expected to take After.Life any more seriously than Ricci's last extended (near) nude role in the immortal "Black Snake...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Clean, precise and terribly sullen, After.Life is like its female protagonist. It feels stuck between worlds, or genres.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Requires Neeson to stare coldly and talk to corpses, but Ricci has the greater dramatic challenge: She has to operate, unfazed, in close-up...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
One hates to say it, but after this and "Black Snake Moan," it might be time for the talented actress (Ricci) to keep her clothes on.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The only thing worse than bad horror is pretentiously bad horror. From title to finish, After.Life takes itself far more seriously than you...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
So many horror conventions are at work in After.Life that either the filmmakers are parodying them or couldn't come up with anything...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The dialogue is clumsy, the tone swings between somber and silly and the whole bizarre venture eventually succumbs to rigor mortis.
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Dead? Alive? You Decide

By KISSman
A simple story, yet so much more complex -- After.Life will have you guessing all throughout the movie and likely after it ends as well. After.Life leads you through the story giving you varous...

Five Word Review

By movie10lover
disappointingly another sucky ending movie...

was good i like it

By nica-vane
in same point the guy who play as doctor and do the roll of everything he play the roll as a god...


By Teddy Justice
Why I liked the film: 1) I liked seeing Christina Ricci naked in almost 75% of the film. 2) Good "Total Recall" type story, there is evidence to support either of the two conclusions that could...

FANTASTIC! Best film of 2010 so far...

By Tnya
Creepy. Intelligent. And beautifully shot. This film isn't for everyone -- and judging by comments and the IMDb message boards people either really really love the movie, or hate it with a passion....

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Rated R | For Nudity, Brief Sexuality, Language and Disturbing Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Confusing chiller explores death; too dark for teens.
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