Aftermath Reviews

October 9, 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.
July 21, 2014
An often tedious but clammily atmospheric end-of-the-world thriller set in the wake of a nuclear holocaust.
July 18, 2014
This is the story, understand, of a group of people taking shelter in a basement following a nuclear holocaust. It's pretty clear right from the start that all or most of them will die. Good times.
July 18, 2014
There's very little that actually thrills in this well-constructed, if underwhelming film that works best as a how-to vid for nuclear war-minded DIYers.
July 17, 2014
Essentially, we're watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn't terrible, and Scott Winig's photography is satisfyingly bleak and grimy.
July 17, 2014
Though they won't win any prizes for originality, writer Christian McDonald and director Peter Engert have fashioned a fairly involving, slow boil of a thriller that's as eerie as it is grim.
August 29, 2014
This dramatic thriller has a potent premise...but suffers from poor acting by the majority of its no-name cast. The lone exception to this is former bad boy Edward Furlong, who is most effective as a redneck expectant father.
August 27, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] Image Entertainment's Blu-ray of "Aftermath" is barebones on the special features front, but for audiences who like their movies to not flinch in the pit of darkness, "Aftermath" is recommended.
August 27, 2014
No one will be anointing "Aftermath" a feel-good triumph anytime soon, but there are flashes of unanticipated sensitivity and disquieting inspiration that cannot be denied.
July 20, 2014
It is clear there is only one realistic place that this film can be going.
July 18, 2014
There's a compelling idea at work here, as well as an admirable willingness to explore the darkest reaches of that idea. Those things are, however, continually undone by a misguided script and weak direction.
July 17, 2014
...in practical terms Aftermath is likely to disappoint viewers expecting a fun action movie with monsters.
July 17, 2014
Awash in exposition-heavy dialogue, punctuated by the occasional Wizard Of Oz reference, the film provides no meaningful background on its characters, and even less drama.
July 17, 2014
Aftermath's strongest sequence is its opening, as the crisis unfolds and everybody speeds to shelter. The breakneck pace of this does a good job of building up adrenaline and crating a sense of high drama that lingers even when the story slows down.
July 17, 2014
Director Peter Engert, to his credit, delivers a believably awful scenario; nine people trapped underground for a month are mostly going to pace, cry and argue. Unfortunately, this makes for wearying watching.
July 15, 2014
The apocalypse is no fun for anyone, but the dreariest possible scenario probably entails being stuck in a house without a functioning toilet and with nine of the dullest people left alive.
July 15, 2014
Aftermath cleverly finds horror in the most obvious of places, hidden plainly on the faces of every American with an existing paranoia of nuclear warfare.
August 31, 2012
Engert's film comes into focus as less a story of survival than a bare-bones morality drama on the different ways in which the end might be faced... ending with images of such austere beauty and sadness as to have the raw impact of an epiphany.
August 28, 2012
A rumination on how long humans will actually last, if left entirely to their own devices. And it isn't pretty.