After the Life

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Doesn't function nearly as well as a standalone piece, mainly because it's stuck with the thankless task of mopping up after the other two.
  2. 60
    Belvaux is no Douglas Sirk, but the film is an admirable, if uneven, conclusion to an audacious project.
  3. Mr. Belvaux's sensitive, generous way with actors suggests that, with more discipline and less gimmickry, he might have made a single masterwork, and After the Life provides the best support for this assessment.
  4. 50
    This overcrowded, overheated scenario, with many scenes repeated from the first two films, keeps us so busy tracking all the overlapping storylines, we have no time to imagine what they might mean.

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User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JeremyC.
    Sep 25, 2006
    9
    Forget about Inarritu's gimmicks, forget about Soderberg's classy shallowness and above all, forget about that oscar-winning Forget about Inarritu's gimmicks, forget about Soderberg's classy shallowness and above all, forget about that oscar-winning crashing disaster. This trilogy is the real deal, Rashomon and Short Cuts rolled into one. You don't like it? It's simple: you don't deserve it. Full Review »