• Released
  • September 20, 2013
  • (Limited NY, LA 10/4)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 28 min
  • Documentary
    Drama
100

The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
After Tiller is not an important film just because of its political and cultural relevance, but because of its humane and compassionate approach to telling the stories of these doctors, their work and the women that they seek to help.
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
In constructing its gripping overview, After Tiller maintains a generally straightforward roundup of talking heads, but its unassuming construction gradually generates an authoritative voice. Only once the arguments have been plainly established does the emotion truly take hold.
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90

Variety

Well contextualized and sensitively shot with extraordinary access, the pic reflects the personal, moral and ethical struggles of the doctors as well as their patients.
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90

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
As a whole, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's wrenching, humane film is as convincing a brief as I can imagine in favor of that most controversial of all pregnancy-terminating procedures.
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85

Film.com

By David Ehrlich
The human imperative informs every aspect of After Tiller, resulting in an unexpectedly warm film.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Whether one is pro-life, pro-choice or without an opinion on the issue, After Tiller provides personal insight into a heart-wrenching, complex reality. The film does not pretend to be an answer to the abortion controversy but rather a presentation of the people who are demonized, correctly or incorrectly, for their actions.
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80

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
After Tiller is impressive because it honestly presents the views of supporters of legal abortion, and is thus a valuable contribution to a public argument that is unlikely to end anytime soon.
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75

RogerEbert.com

After Tiller takes the politically divisive, emotionally charged issue of late-term abortions and portrays it with grace, understatement and humanity.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

At the end of the day, though, thanks to the moral complications expressed by the abortion doctors and patients, this movie gives us more than enough room to help weigh these issues on our own terms.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
The ethical considerations of these physicians and their patients is the focus, not the pro-lifers and their death threats.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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