Film #157: HEREAFTER
3 out of 5 stars
Clint Eastwood takes a shot at doing a “supernatural thriller.” Thing is… the final product is neither supernatural nor is it particularly thrilling. Solid performances are turned in by all concerned, but, other than the fact that the story deals with death, there are no “other-worldly” elements to be found. Also, I think part of the problem (if that’s the right word) is that the opening tsunami sequence (which is spectacular) sets the bar so high that the story that follows comes off a little lackluster. This is all not to say I didn’t enjoy HEREAFTER - I did - it’s just that the film is admittedly slow and the end is one you’ll no doubt see coming. Solid stuff this… just go in knowing the pace is slower than the first 15 minutes leads you to believe. Again, an enjoyable take on a fascinating subject. I think it just has some slight pacing issues.