The Sweet Hereafter

Piercing, sweetly melancholy and acted with a breathtaking eye for nuance, Atom Egoyan's first film from another writer's source material is proof positive that Egoyan the screenwriter is the greatest enemy of Egoyan the director. Russell Banks's novel gives the director material as rich and multileveled as his images, and the result is deeply moving without...read more

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00:31 — A controversial movie about a big shot lawyer who comes to town to get to the bottom of a tragic school bus accident. Critically praised.
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02:26 — A controversial movie about a big shot lawyer who comes to town to get to the bottom of a tragic school bus accident. Critically praised.

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Piercing, sweetly melancholy and acted with a breathtaking eye for nuance, Atom Egoyan's first film from another writer's source material is proof positive that Egoyan the screenwriter is the greatest enemy of Egoyan the director. Russell Banks's novel gi… (more)

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