After.Life (2010) A methodical mortician (Liam Neeson) prepares the body of a young woman (Christina Ricci) for her funeral. But is she dead or, you know, just… 2010-04-09 R Mystery and Thriller Justin Long Liam Neeson Christina Ricci Anchor Bay Entertainment
Movie Review

After.Life (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
After.Life | DEAD OR ALIVE Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci star in After.Life .
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DEAD OR ALIVE Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci star in After.Life.
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Apr 09, 2010; Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Justin Long, Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci; Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

A methodical mortician (Liam Neeson) prepares the body of a young woman (Christina Ricci) for her funeral. But is she dead or, you know, just resting, Monty Python Parrot Sketch-style? Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's precious, heavily art directed meditation on the nether space between the living and the dead requires Neeson to stare coldly and talk to corpses, but Ricci has the greater dramatic challenge: She has to operate, unfazed, in close-up nakedness much of the time, while the camera practically licks her pale skin. Justin Long's one-note assignment, meanwhile, is to gnash teeth as her heartbroken boyfriend. C–

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Originally posted Apr 07, 2010 Published in issue #1098 Apr 16, 2010 Order article reprints