Aftermath

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Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, AFTERMATH tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.

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Cast

Maggie Grace
as Christina
Larry Sullivan
as James Gullick
Kevin Zegers
as John Gullick
Teri Clark Linden
as Airport Supervisor
Jeff Panzarella
as Airport Employee
Keith Flippen
as Psychiatrist
Kittson O'Neill
as Female Coordinator
Lewis Pullman
as Stranger/Samuel
Becky Meister
as Family Member #1
Kyle Merryman
as Family Member #2
John Moon Martin
as Airline Representative
David M. Raine
as Worker #1
Brian Gallagher
as Worker #2
Eric Watson
as Co-Worker
Kevin Murray
as Master of Ceremonies
Christine Dye
as Employee #1
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Critic Reviews for Aftermath

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (9)

  • Arnold may have just reinvented his career yet again.

    Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Sadly, as the characters converge, the rest of the movie loses force; it slackens and then rushes, and the time frames feel out of joint.

    Apr 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately, the film's commendably atypical focus on characters, mood, and psychological realism does not make Schwarzenegger's latest necessarily good.

    Apr 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • This silly film leaves an unpalatable aftertaste.

    Apr 7, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Ramon is a very specific kind of role, one that calls for a performer with an ability to convey inner torment, and that's ultimately beyond Schwarzenegger's rather limited range.

    Apr 6, 2017 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Grief and guilt, then, and Arnie's portrait of desolation is quite powerful, if rather one-note (he favours the school of stoic mourning).

    Apr 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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Audience Reviews for Aftermath

½

Inspired by a true story, Aftermath is a dark and atmospheric thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When a construction worker's wife and daughter are killed in an air traffic accident in which two planes collided he desperately searching for someone to blame; meanwhile the air traffic controller, after his wife and child leave him, is forced to go into hiding to protect him from death threats. Schwarzenegger gives an incredibly strong and nuanced performance. But the script is weak, as the plot and characters are largely underdeveloped. Also, the ending is kind of rushed and a little unearned. Yet despite its problems, Aftermath is a compelling character drama.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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½

Between this and Maggie, Arnold Schwarzenegger has proven that he's more than just the '80s muscle man we had always given him credit for. Aftermath may not be great, but there's some emotion in there, a relatively satisfying payoff, and as a vehicle for Arnie's dramatic chops, it works fine.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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