Aftershock Reviews

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New York Times
May 30, 2013
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
May 15, 2013
This Dimension pickup is a hectic, sometimes hilarious guilty pleasure that should delight genre geeks.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 13, 2013
Was Aftershock just an elaborate ruse by writer-producer-star Eli Roth to justify an extended vacation to Chile?
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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 2013
Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ethan Alter
Hollywood Reporter
May 10, 2013
Aftershock's best attribute is the disregard it shows for the safety of its central "heroes" who perish in brutal and generally unexpected ways.
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
May 10, 2013
"Aftershock" is ultimately predictable in its litany of who lives and who dies, and doesn't try to be too ironic or self-reflexive about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 10, 2013
On the seismic scale of entertainment, "Aftershock" registers a 1.5.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 10, 2013
A weird mash-up of disaster, horror and dystopia genre pictures, "Aftershock" fails to make the Earth move.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 9, 2013
The violence is quick and occasionally inventive, with little of the attenuated nastiness that characterizes so many genre pictures, and the photography ranges from brightly sun-kissed to down-and-dirty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2013
There's so little context to the litany of ugliness - some played for laughs, some meant to shock - that it's hard to discern where the entertainment value lies in any of this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 9, 2013
It's hard to imagine just who would want to sit through this movie, given the sadistic mayhem the audience is subjected to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
May 9, 2013
Aftershock is incompetently made and morally muddled, but since talent, morality, and Mr. Roth have never been on speaking terms, we're not exactly surprised.
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John Anderson
Newsday
May 9, 2013
Cross "The Hangover" with the Apocalypse and that'll give you some idea of the level of debauched mayhem that makes "Aftershock" such a shameless and titillating exercise in horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 9, 2013
The ending is sick enough to make it almost worth the wait. Key word: almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 9, 2013
There is a great final shot ... and the Roth character does find a place with real heat. Otherwise, there's nothing groundbreaking here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 9, 2013
Aftershock becomes perversely predictable after a while. Just imagine what a conventional disaster movie would do, and wait for the opposite to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 8, 2013
Merely lurid slice-and-dice junk put through a Cuisinart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 7, 2013
Nicolás López's slick shocker turns into an unholy amalgam of disaster film and slasher flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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William Goss
Film.com
October 2, 2012
Struggles to strike a tone between intense and comically cruel as it picks off its cast.