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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
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  1. The third film, After the Life, much like "On the Run," mixes a hard-edged, relentless and stripped-down crime tale with a compassionate overview.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    A straight-up drama and thus the only film in "The Trilogy" not forced into a genre straitjacket -- suspense thriller ("On the Run") or farce ("An Amazing Couple") -- "Life" is also the finest of the three. This isn't a coincidence.
  3. At its most contemplative, The Trilogy is a stirring and shrewd portrait of lives lived in oblivious parallel. [Note: From a review of the entire trilogy.]
  4. Blanc is completely without vanity in showing the physical deterioration wrought by addiction. Her performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in "Days of Wine and Roses.''
  5. Central to the last film's success are Manise and Blanc, who invest the story with intensity unmatched since Belvaux stormed through the first feature.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Belvaux is no Douglas Sirk, but the film is an admirable, if uneven, conclusion to an audacious project.
  7. 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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  1. JeremyC.
    Sep 25, 2006
    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. Expand