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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Confusing chiller explores death; too dark for teens.

Movie R 2010 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+


I think is just a bad idea to watch, I don't recommended because you will get mad. you would feel lost like why? you would have a lot of questions...and also think why they didn't analyze the situation more. like they weren't smart to make the right choice.. I just don't recommend but in your own risk see it, and see what happens.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Not good enough

Upon the start of the movie it seemed to be promising, however, I unbeknownst to me I would soon be sadly dissatisfied and even angry watching something which had so much potential fall flat. Ms. Ricci should have past on this. Her character became so annoying and weak that I wanted her to die. The movie had a little suspense but, not good suspense to keep you on the edge. What a real disappointment. I hope a real good writer look at this movie and create something worth watching from it. Not another suspense movie with a naive stupid Caucasian girl who don't know how to think.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Despite the appealing cast, an interesting ambiance, and some very ambitious subject matter, AFTER.LIFE doesn't really work either as a scary movie or as a food-for-thought cautionary tale. It's dreary and depressing, with a relentlessly negative, almost angry tone. The movie's message about finding a point to life is both overly simplistic and frustratingly muddled. And those looking for scares will find the movie lacking too -- when the infrequent scary parts pop up, they don't pack much of a punch.

Moreover, the movie has the feel of something that could be a wonderful Sixth Sense-like puzzle, but refuses to make anything clear or satisfying. With an ambigious ending, viewers might end up wondering, "What's the point?" For horror fans looking for something meatier than the usual fare, After.Life gives them something to chew on, but ultimately, it might leave a bad taste.

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