Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil: Afterlife

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fourth film in gory, video game-based series is now in 3-D.

Movie R 2010 90 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 14 parent reviews

age 15+

Evil!

With Monster Hunter released let´s look back at RE Afterlife released 10 years ago. Typical RE movie with hordes of zombies, loud jumpscares, action beef and on for both mature scifi fans and action fans mostly that grew up with old apocalypse movies like Mad Max.
age 16+

Action packed

Loved the movie. So did my kids. However, it says there is no nudity or adult content. Was watching this with my children and my daughter noticed it before I did. There is a point where a character is reading an adult magazine. You see the front cover and it’s a woman with her breasts exposed. The angle is very weird so it’s hard to see at first. But my kid did notice it and I’m a bit upset about it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (28 ):

Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson -- who returns to the series for the first time since the original film -- this movie has an interesting look and some good, streamlined action sequences. It also has an interesting element in which several humans with opposing points of view come together to battle a greater evil.

Anderson also sets up some interesting potential sub-themes -- such as a collection of Hollywood people hiding out from the zombies, as well as the idea of the evil corporation -- but he fails to really take these anywhere. Any emotional involvement or intelligence is cut down for the benefit of keeping things moving, which, in this kind of movie, is actually a good thing. All in all, Resident Evil: Afterlife is not particularly smart or original, but it's also not all that bad.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 10, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: December 28, 2010
  • Cast: Ali Larter , Milla Jovovich , Wentworth Miller
  • Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Gay actors, Black actors, Middle Eastern/North African actors
  • Studio: Screen Gems
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sequences of strong violence and language
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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