• Released
  • October 15, 2010
  • (Limited NY-LA-Toronto 10/15; Opens Wide 10/22)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 9 min
  • Drama

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What's much more fascinating and enriching is Eastwood's Olympian vision, the sympathetic and all-encompassing understanding of the pain and grandeur of life on earth.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Eastwood and Morgan's movie, with its epic natural disasters (and a terrifying, man-made one) is optimistic. Hokey, even. But it's beautiful, too.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It calmly examines death, grief and melancholy, packing an unexpectedly profound emotional gut-punch.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film never is less than intriguing, right from its tour de force opening sequence, and often full of insights into why people long for answers, sometimes with great urgency.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hereafter, set to a resonant Eastwood score, truly is haunting.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A multi-character melodrama about the supernatural that's affecting both in spite of and because of its flaws.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The signature Eastwoodian music that the director lays over the proceedings - piano tinkle, guitar pluck, and an echo of Rachmaninoff out of Noël Coward's Brief Encounter - can't hold the assemblage together.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
It's hard to know how much of what's wrong with Hereafter stems from Morgan's screenplay, which lacks the characteristic tartness (and brains) of other movies he's written, like "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon."
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Either you buy their Vaseline-lensed visions of the hereafter, or you watch in stony silence, as I did, wondering why there's no one to care about.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It doesn't help that Eastwood's laconic style is as torpid as it was in such misfires as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and "Changeling."
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56 out of 100
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