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Top Customer Reviews
Otherwise this could have been a much better film considering the acting talent, great photography and overall mood and tone they were able to create.
But in the end, something just doesn't come together and give this movie the spark it could have had.
One redeeming feature of the film ..... if you are a young man who likes Christine Ricci, you will get LOTS of opportunity to see more of her in this film.
She spends 75% of the movie walking, sitting and laying around nude.
Since she is cute, you can't find any fault with that !
What struck me as the most eerie in this film was how Liam Neeson made this movie so near the time of his own wife's death.
It is the same strange feeling when you see Christopher Reeve's last movie where he played a paralyzed cop and weeks later was of course really paralyzed.
Or seeing John Wayne in the Shootist playing an old gunslinger trying to die in peace from cancer when we know that in real life he was battling cancer when he made that film.
But are the dead he's incising really dead? Or are his subjects merely dreaming him and their deaths? Or more disturbing still, is Neeson a serial killer who convinces his victims that they are dead while he starts the intimate process of stitching them, dressing them, applying make-up to them?
Neeson skillfully combines the oily sympathy of a funeral director with the soft, sinister, convincing quality of a killer. So which is he? This film keeps us guessing - and then some. It layers anomaly on anachronism. In that respect, it's a little like "The Shining" in which all sorts of supernatural elements, from telepathy to reincarnation, were mixed so thrillingly that the viewer didn't notice the overall incoherence of it all. Here we get a similar random potpourri of mystic, mystifying elements.
For example, there's the boy who's fascinated by the undertaker's art and who is becoming Neeson's sorcerer's apprentice. Having a youngster hovering wanly in the morgue is odd and unlikely enough by any interpretation of the movie's meaning. But then we see the boy at home. His mother appears too old and strangely desiccated to have borne him just ten or eleven years previous. But more puzzling still - while the movie as a whole is set in the present, with modern cars and all the modern conveniences - the boy's mother is seen staring at an episode of "Beat the Clock" on TV, a game show hosted by Bud Collyer and last aired in the mid 1950's. There's also a 1950's phone in the morgue. What are these brief time displacements supposed to mean?Read more ›
That's what makes this film so intriguing. Lots of questions are raised, and none completely answered. The viewer is left to draw their own conclusions, which may require more than one viewing.
Giving the fine performances of Liam Neeson, Justin Long (one of his best performances), and Christina Ricci, additional viewings are a pleasure.
Not your everyday thriller, this subtle film is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was not enjoyable because of the streaming quality. It took forever to load, and kept pausing no matter what I tried.Published 12 days ago by Dyanahuynh
creepy, sexy & loaded with nudity...even if she does look mostly dead, she's a hottie!!Published 19 days ago by Alan M Shamblin
After.Life is a horror movie portrayed as a drama. It's not terribly scary, but it does have an intriguing plot with Christina Ricci as the young lady trapped between life and... Read morePublished 27 days ago by William Uchtman
I loved this. It keeps you guessing and bouncing back and forth between "is she or isn't she?" Now, I will warn you that this film is not for those who hate uncertain... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tacitus Lector
It's one of my favourite movies because even after multiple viewings, I'm uncertain as to how it ends! It's a mind twister the whole way through.Published 1 month ago by Jera
This is a very disturbing, yet facinating film. There are no bad performances here. Christina Ricci is awesome as usual. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ross Dillman