• Released
  • May 31, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 39 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 5,429 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: When his father is injured, a youth traverses hostile terrain to recover a rescue beacon.

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Critic Ratings

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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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63

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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58

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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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog.
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40

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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35

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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25

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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25

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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Are you serious?!?

By phillipeg99
If you haven't seen this movie, do your self the favor and don't watch it, it's the longest movie ever!!!??????#worstmovieever...

More Info

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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