Monday, November 08, 2010

On "Hereafter"

From The Dispatch:
As with most of Eastwood’s films, “Hereafter” is simple and economical, but it seems to waste Bryce Dallas Howard in a small role that doesn’t really lead anywhere, a sidebar in an otherwise one-dimensional segment of the film. Damon’s psychic powers are a slightly awkward narrative crutch, offering an easy answer to a problem that shouldn’t really have one. It’s a strange easy out for a film that is often so doggedly opaque and requires a greater suspension of disbelief than really should be necessary. If the film wanted to truly explore ideas of the afterlife, a psychic with true and consistent psychic powers seems like a cop-out.
Click here to read my full review.

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