After Earth: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
When his father is injured, a youth traverses hostile terrain to recover a rescue beacon.

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RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
After Earth is ultimately too thin of a story to support all of its grandiose embellishments, but so what? It's better to try to pack every...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In truth, despite more corn than Mel Gibson grows on his farm in "Signs" (another Shyamalan effort), After Earth is worth a look.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Won't change your world, but it's attractive and Smith the Elder, lowering his voice to subterranean James Earl Jones levels, delivers a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie takes off from a concept as basic as a videogame, and it sticks to that concept, without surprise.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
There’s nothing more to this movie than the set-up. Even though Cypher is slowly bleeding to death, and Kitai is running out of oxygen...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
The disappointingly generic film, which strands a father and son on Earth a thousand years after a planet-wide evacuation, will leave genre...
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
A disastrous father-son endeavor about a calamitous father-son expedition, After Earth doesn't play to the strengths of any of its major...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Jaden is not ready for his solo spotlight, and the film is the same action over and over. Another bad movie from Shyamalan.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The young Smith has energy, but not the acting chops. And he's no miracle worker. The burden of carrying this dull, lifeless movie is just...
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Great movie! Dont let any bad reviews stop you.

By q21701
The movie was great! No bad language or excessive gore. Just a great action "edge of your seat" movie. Everything was well thought out and the acting was spot on. If Will Smith seems a bit...

SARA SI

By saracook67
I THINK ALL THE LOW RATINGS HAD TO COME FROM PEOPLE WHO THINK BAD LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL OVERTONES IS A MUST TO MAKE A GOOD MOVIE. THE MOVIE WAS OUTSTANDING AND CAN'T BELIEVE THE LOW RATINGS. ACTING...

M. Night Shyamalan, Take a Knee!

By MedRed
I didn't know who directed After Earth until I saw the credits. All of a sudden the mediocrity of this movie made sense. After Earth has an audience, but it's not who the trailers targeted. It...

Jaden Smith

By sunnyforever
It takes an extraordinary actor to act in a movie where his screen time is 90% of the movie. Was Jaden up to the challenge? ALMOST. He still lacks some finesse and diction ability. The movie was...

Smith Family's Hold on the Future

By Afron712
More than worthwhile futuristic, sci-fi, father-son, family dynamic, think, thriller movie. Exciting for the young; intriguing for the mature. Big Bird is unspoken hero. Some of the off world,...

Meh

By aehasenauer
I felt no connection with any of the characters. Weird, stilted dialogue was distracting. Seemed as if they were going for a Great Santini in the future and missed the mark. That said, stunning...

Fantastic! Fear is not real.

By Andy Hinson
Incredible movie from start to finish. Sick of hearing people trashing M. Night Shyamalan, he is one of the best directors around. The Village and Unbreakable and Lady in the Water were all superb,...

After Earth

By chezmovies
The movie, coupled with the IMAX experience was phenomenal! Even my date who is a rabid Star Trek fan agreed, this was better than the one we had recently seen....

Enjoyable action based family movie that is a jewel with no bad language or sexual inuendo :-)

By Ray_on_Sci_Fi
Good, enjoyable family movie. No sex, bad dialogue or sexual innuendo. Some intense moments, much suspense, and a few scary gotchas that may scare younger viewers. But okay for teens and pre-teens as...

after earth

By jaw77
I didn't think it was a life changing experience. But, it was pretty entertaining. I did enjoy this movie.:)...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Exciting sci-fi action and warm father-son bonding.
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