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  • Summary: After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. After Tiller moves between the rapidly unfolding stories of these doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, and are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. These four people have become the new number-one targets of the pro-life movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients' lives. After Tiller shows them confronting harassment from protesters, challenges in their personal lives, and a series of tough ethical decisions. Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Jul 25, 2013
    100
    After Tiller is not an important film just because of its political and cultural relevance, but because of its humane and compassionate approach to telling the stories of these doctors, their work and the women that they seek to help.
  2. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Jul 25, 2013
    90
    Well contextualized and sensitively shot with extraordinary access, the pic reflects the personal, moral and ethical struggles of the doctors as well as their patients.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 3, 2013
    90
    Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, whose profiles in courage are sympathetic but not adulatory, have crafted an absorbing, thoughtful report.
  4. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Sep 20, 2013
    75
    After Tiller takes the politically divisive, emotionally charged issue of late-term abortions and portrays it with grace, understatement and humanity.
  5. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Oct 17, 2013
    75
    At the end of the day, though, thanks to the moral complications expressed by the abortion doctors and patients, this movie gives us more than enough room to help weigh these issues on our own terms.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Sep 18, 2013
    70
    This is grave business, and After Tiller registers the weight of it.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Sep 18, 2013
    58
    After Tiller is an hour and a half of folks on their best behavior, presented as a candid portrait.

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