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After the Wedding Reviews

November 1, 2019
For all of After the Wedding's narrative twists and turns, there's nothing here that feels close to earth-shaking.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2019
Something about the story feels patly subservient, as if the film had no urgent issue to address but some good actors available to emote on cue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2019
The mystery has been dialled down, the treacle dialled up, and what we are left with is basically Eat Pray Love 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2019
A limp and forgettable narrative gives us little to hold on to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2019
When a story earns it, most of us are happy to give up some tears; this one only thinks it does. That kills emotion, offering a facsimile of drama rather than the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2019
Character judgments aside, "After the Wedding" wants emotional fireworks but comes up with duds.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 29, 2019
After the Wedding doesn't so much as skip among its four main characters as arc and gyrate and generate emotional torque. It's intense - you break a sweat just keeping up.
August 23, 2019
The movie's biggest issue blooms from its core: it doesn't seem to know what kind of movie it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2019
For a supposed tearjerker, this film is so tone-deaf my guess is there won't be a wet eye in the house.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2019
A beautifully acted drama with a tantalizing mystery at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2019
Is "After the Wedding" a great movie? No, not especially. Are these two women treasures of cinema? Absolutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2019
After the Wedding is competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion but, as is often the case with remakes, the original is the stronger version and the next generation version fails to make a strong case for its raison d'Ítre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2019
After the Wedding went from being the Sundance 2019 opener to an August leftover, which may tell you all you need to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2019
There's a lot to be admired here, and "After the Wedding" certainly gives you a lot to think about. It just doesn't quite make you feel all the feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2019
Freundlich's version... flips the genders of the story's two main characters but does little else to justify the time and resources spent on remaking Bier's world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2019
These women are powerhouses, and "After the Wedding" lets them share the screen. It's impossible to dislike a movie that does that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2019
[A] mesmerizing double master class in acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2019
It's okay, but given all who is in it, you'd have reason to have high expectations.
August 9, 2019
Freundlich's script keeps hopscotching right past the good stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
August 9, 2019
As a director, Bart Freundlich knows how to frame a scene and enhance visual beauty with a sharper edge, but his writing leaves gaps in the plot that raise more questions about logic than he satisfactorily answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 9, 2019
This movie muses gracefully on its moral opportunities. In the end, though, it plumps for the lobster.
August 8, 2019
Writer-director Bart Freundlich's American remake of Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's Oscar-nominated 2006 family drama is curiously bloodless, despite the enticing tweak of gender-reversing the primary roles.
August 8, 2019
If the script's epiphanies don't feel quite as shocking or profound the second time around, it's still pleasing to watch these beautiful, troubled people move through their equally beautiful spaces...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
August 8, 2019
If this redo is slick and shallow, it's nonetheless meticulously constructed and entirely watchable, with only a few histrionic moments.
August 8, 2019
A supreme example of classed-up mediocrity, "After the Wedding," a pointless remake of Susanne Bier's 2007 melodrama of the same name, offers little that's new and a lot that's predictable, even to first-time viewers.
August 7, 2019
After The Wedding saddles its cast with a hackneyed script calibrated for high melodrama, only to punt in favor of cheap sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 8, 2019
We're waiting for this pressure cooker of a scenario to go nuclear and spill gunk all over the pretty, expensive stuff. It never quite happens and, for all the actors' impeccable restraint, something is missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2019
Viewed on its own terms, the remake does competent lip-service to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2019
For a film punctuated with emotion... After the Wedding sadly doesn't provoke much within the viewer.
January 25, 2019
The rare remake that honors the original but also finds its own reason for existing.
January 25, 2019
Freundlich's American remake of the Bier film flips the gender of the main characters, yielding predictably strong performances from Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams but otherwise removing the teeth...
January 25, 2019
After a point, the twists come so steadily that I actually found myself holding my breath for long stretches - despite the fact that I know the original well - eager to see how key revelations would play out within this new dynamic.
January 25, 2019
It would be difficult to invest in if not for its two main stars who work hard to elevate the overly engineered plot, filling in the emotional gaps left by the haphazard script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5