Opening

18% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
49% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
64% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
49% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
62% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
14% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

44% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
75% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Discuss Last Night's Shows

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 11
—— NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5
93% New Girl: Season 3
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Person Of Interest: Season 3
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Post Mortem (2012)

tomatometer

88

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

No consensus yet.

audience

59

liked it
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 3,646

My Rating

Movie Info

Pablo Larrain's follow-up to Tony Manero is another unnerving look at one man's psychosis set against a country's political and moral turmoil -- here, a lonely morgue clerk whose infatuation with the burlesque dancer next door plays out against the violent chaos of Chile's 1973 military coup. -- (C) Kino Lorber

Aug 21, 2012

$9.8k

Kino Lorber Films - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (5) | DVD (1)

Unfortunately, the pacing also moves at a zombie shuffle, with shots held past the point of ennui to agony.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mesmerizing, somehow otherworldly...

May 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mario's life spirals out of control in unexpected ways.

April 13, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Post Mortem is - intentionally - not an engaging movie.

April 12, 2012 Full Review Source: NPR
NPR
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The first half's pretentiously doom-laden vibe suggests the film is slowly tunneling up its own rigor-mortised rectum. Patience, however, will be rewarded.

April 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film...

April 10, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Unfortunately, as beautifully presented as it is, and no matter how creepily authentic the autopsied and rotting cadavers look, Post Mortem is D.O.A. in the suspense department.

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Horror.com
Horror.com

Larrain crafts Post Mortem as a slow, quiet character study, narrowing in on Castro in his home and office while the world outside descends into madness.

April 12, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Post Mortem starts out at a crawl, but it gathers emotional momentum as it pushes forward.

April 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

The violence in Chile in 1973 when the government of Salvador Allende was overthrown seen through the eyes of a mortuary assistant.

April 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.

April 10, 2012 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
indieWIRE

Pablo Larraín keeps the army's brutality off screen to amplify a sense of oppressive malevolence.

April 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

to film ekselissetai se ena eidos tromoy, me akoma frikiastikoterh thn adynamia soy na fantasteis kamia enallaktikoterh, protimoterh katalhksh

September 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

It's by no means an easy watch, but it's a rewarding and disturbing one.

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Scotsman

An enigmatic but utterly distinctive and troubling film.

September 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil.

September 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Larraín keeps the action tightly focused on his small cast, closing in on a claustrophobic, macabre ending that works as a neat summary of all the deprivation and cruelty that has led up to it.

September 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Electric Sheep
Electric Sheep

It's a frequent complaint that some movies are just too damn slow. And this Chilean film feels like it lasts for days.

September 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Larrain's particular style has fervent devotees, but it can be a little too airless and pre-determined for its own good.

September 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Audience Reviews for Post Mortem

Even though I usually don't favor any movie with an ending that piles on, it turns out there is quite a bit to admire in the intriguing "Post Mortem" and what it has to say about perceptions. You wouldn't really notice Mario(Alfredo Castro), a squirrelly middle-aged man who works in the cornorer's office, if you walked past him on the street which allows him to slip through unnoticed backstage at a dance hall to see Nancy(Antonia Zegers), his neighbor, who is literally fading from view. She ordinarily would not give him the time of day but she needs a ride home when she gets fired for losing too much weight, at least until they run into a friend of hers on the way home at a street protest.

Of course, being noticed can sometimes be a hundred times worse because this is Santiago, Chile in 1973. Normally I would cheer on any display of leftist political expression on screen(Just one time, I would love to be at a meeting where everybody cheers Ho Chi Minh's name at a meeting). Here, I was just hoping everybody would lay low for their own safety, knowing that repression and murder are just right around the corner, even though it probably would not have saved their lives. These deaths are not the only ones foreshadowed, as Nancy's death is also foretold. For Mario, also, much of the political action happens just out of earshot which is indicated by the excellent sound engineering. Mario is just old fashioned, rejecting the politics and advances of his attractive colleague Sandra(Amparo Noguera) because she sleeps with other men.
April 22, 2012
Harlequin68
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Post Mortem on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Total Recall
Total Recall

Johnny Depp's Best Movies

24 Frames
24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

<em>Mad Men</em>
Mad Men

Read reviews for Season 7 premiere

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Discuss last night's episode

Latest News on Post Mortem

April 12, 2012:
Critics Consensus: The Three Stooges Is Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Un-Soiten
This weekend at the multiplex, we've got two Howards and a Fine (the Farrelly Brothers' adaptation...

Foreign Titles

  • Santiago 73, Post Mortem (FR)
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile