• Released
  • October 15, 2010
  • (Limited NY-LA-Toronto 10/15; Opens Wide 10/22)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 9 min
  • Drama
Hereafter (2010) Synopsis
Three people set out on a search for the truth after death touches their lives in different ways.
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100

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...
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88

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...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It calmly examines death, grief and melancholy, packing an unexpectedly profound emotional gut-punch.
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80

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...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hereafter, set to a resonant Eastwood score, truly is haunting.
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75

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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67

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...
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55

Movieline

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...
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30

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...
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20

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...
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Thought Provoking and Touching

By MovieQuest787
This movie does a very good job dealing with themes of death, loss, grief, the afterlife - but is really about living life. Some of those who posted negative reviews might have been expecting more...

Just wasn't as fascinating as it looks...

By MissShaDoe
This can wait for one of those Netflix, OnDemand, AppleTV/ iTunes I'm on a plane, train or backseat trip moments. The first 20 minutes have the most suspense. After that you expect at least 1 or 2...

Terrific Direction, Intelligent Movie

By parsonsdavid
Clint Eastwood shows his skills as a director in this intelligent movie in a genre that won't be to everyone's tastes. Those who love art-house independent cerebral films will LOVE this movie. ...

For believers

By Marcustitus
If you are interested in what happens after you die I think this is your movie. It's touching and powerful....

better than what the critics said

By moviefan.com
went to see this movie yesterday and i was expecting to be terrible for my but instead i was very involved int he story wondering were or how this characters will connect,matt damon was great,and the...

Good film. would recommend.

By andrewjschneider
Matt Damon along with first time actors Frankie and George McLaren make this movie well worth the price of admission. Clint Eastwood directs this Steven Spielberg produced film. Despite less than...

Moving, emotional and real

By MBFisc
Never mind what the naysayers on here are saying. Unless you are a feeling-less and unemotional person who only likes action packed films with contrived story lines you will love this movie. It is a...

Expected more from an Eastwood movie...

By lovestalentmoviefan
...as well as the title.This movie didn't approach any ideas about the Hereafter,simply Damon's character's ability to contact dead and tell people if a loved one might be saying something to them....

This movie in not for everybody

By Donaldig
If you do expect to enjoy stunts while you chewing popcorn, don't go there!! Everybody else who like to watch and think - this is a very good one, enjoy!...

On so many occasions I was trying hard to hide my tears.

By Creative Director
I saw the movie Hereafter and it was one of the most moving movies I have ever seen... the Opening Tsunami scene was so powerful I could not look at the screen and on so many occasions I was trying...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Intense drama asks what comes after death.
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