Written October 24, 2010
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 action, twists & turns or mindless entertainment. But this movie makes you think as it portrays three complicated stories and many concepts in a simple way, allowing the viewer to take a journey with the characters as the stories unfold and the connections between the stories develop. We found it to be thought-provoking and touching.
Written October 21, 2010
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 more climax scenes... and it never happens. The ending was surprisingly odd too... completely (ok not COMPLETELY) unrelated to what you expect.
I can't say that its the movies fault (although the storyline isn't that strong), but we as 21st century entertainees, who have been enticed by greats like The Sixth Sense, which had us watching it two and three times because it got better with discoveries each time, this just doesn't deliver enough.
It wasn't a Disaster, cheeky and unoriginal with the events, but not pack my crap and walk out the theater though (mostly in part because you want to believe that something amazing is coming).
In short, save your $8-13 and spend $3-5 later. It can wait.
Written October 18, 2010
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. Others may not. Be warned: about 20% of this film is French with English subtitles...entirely appropriate in adding global realism to the film, but it may scare some viewers away.
Written October 19, 2010
If you are interested in what happens after you die I think this is your movie. It's touching and powerful.
Written October 21, 2010
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 kid was amazing my girlfriend was trying to to cry,i will say the movie has one small flaw towards the end but nothing that will ruin the story .slow pace but very well directed.if you looking for a good drama that will probably leave you talking about it after the movie ends this is it.if you are the tipe of person that needs action and no substance in a movie i say see jackass or red instead.hereafter its a excellent drama