Post Mortem Reviews

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
August 21, 2012
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.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 21, 2012
Unfortunately, the pacing also moves at a zombie shuffle, with shots held past the point of ennui to agony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 24, 2012
Mesmerizing, somehow otherworldly...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 13, 2012
Mario's life spirals out of control in unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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April 12, 2012
Post Mortem is - intentionally - not an engaging movie.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 12, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
April 11, 2012
Post Mortem starts out at a crawl, but it gathers emotional momentum as it pushes forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 11, 2012
The violence in Chile in 1973 when the government of Salvador Allende was overthrown seen through the eyes of a mortuary assistant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Josh Frank
Time Out
April 10, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 10, 2012
[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
Often drolly, coolly morbid, Post Mortem also operates just as effectively in a more nakedly direct register.
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 10, 2012
A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 8, 2012
Pablo Larraín keeps the army's brutality off screen to amplify a sense of oppressive malevolence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
to film ekselissetai se ena eidos tromoy, me akoma frikiastikoterh thn adynamia soy na fantasteis kamia enallaktikoterh, protimoterh katalhksh
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2011
It's by no means an easy watch, but it's a rewarding and disturbing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound
September 13, 2011
An enigmatic but utterly distinctive and troubling film.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 11, 2011
It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil.
Frances Morgan
Electric Sheep
September 9, 2011
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.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 9, 2011
It's a frequent complaint that some movies are just too damn slow. And this Chilean film feels like it lasts for days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
September 9, 2011
Larrain's particular style has fervent devotees, but it can be a little too airless and pre-determined for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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