Aftermath (Poklosie) Reviews

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September 16, 2017
It's tough to watch but the substance makes it a journey worth taking.
January 18, 2015
The gripping thriller is meant as a shocker to provide a wake-up call to the world about the necessity of confronting past atrocities.
October 10, 2014
Despite an unnecessary and rather gruesome plot turn near the end, Aftermath remains a terrifically acted and well-told story that will open a lot of eyes in its portrayal of despicable human behavior.
October 10, 2014
While a bit rough around the edges, you won't forget Aftermath.
October 10, 2014
The shocks, and the repressed wickedness, as in all well-done horror films, build slowly, then reach a crescendo that is hard to bear and harder to shake off.
September 14, 2014
A mystery, a drama, and a dark glimpse at real events from Poland's history combine in this compelling, sobering film.
March 31, 2014
A sense of dread suffuses this film, which offers yet another slice of World War II history.
March 14, 2014
There is something especially unsettling about groupthink, particularly when it comes to evil.
March 13, 2014
Jozek's and Franek's characters (and Czop's and Stuhr's performances) are continually surprising and ultimately indelible. You can read how their mindsets shift as they stumble onto new truths.
January 9, 2014
Even if its frequent forays into that genre become too literal and excessive, Pasikowski's capacity for illustrating the inhumanity of humans still delivers the chills.
November 17, 2013
One of the new wave of holocaust expose's that probes beneath the surface to expose little known factors and factotums.
November 15, 2013
Director Wladyslaw Pasikowski has made the mistake of going about his business as if he were fashioning a horror film.
November 15, 2013
Entirely engrossing and intelligent, apart from a couple of scenes where (one character) runs alone into the dark woods when he hears mysterious noises. "Aftermath" serves as a testament to all those attempting to atone for humanity's sins of the past.
November 14, 2013
Aftermath is a bombshell disguised as a thriller.
November 14, 2013
[Pasikowski] made the film anyway as an act of conscience, writing and directing it without a trace of ego but with plenty of narrative efficiency and emotional punch.
November 12, 2013
An atmospheric triumph.
November 7, 2013
Tackling an impossibly bleak subject, Pasikowski infuses the effort with passion and tragedy, making the work come alive onscreen.
November 4, 2013
Intelligent and horrifying. One of the best mystery thrillers since Tell No One.
November 3, 2013
In a Polish village during the early 1940s, the entire Jewish population of the town has been liquidated...but not by the Germans! This dramatized film uncovered the mystery layer by layer in an engrossing manner.
November 3, 2013
Intense thriller exposes the corrosive effect of collective silence and lies over decades. . . Dramatic cinematography keeps contrasting lovely landscapes with nasty doings.
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