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Aftershock Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
A schizophrenic but effective little combo of Hostel and Irwin Allen.
Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
With a nihilistic ending tacked on because hopelessness is seemingly cool, cheap special effects, clunky dialogue, a bizarre ten-second cameo from Selena Gomez, and some genuinely mediocre filmmaking, Aftershock is too amateurish to be truly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 21, 2013
It's just one gigantic waste of time.
Robert Kojder
What Culture
October 30, 2013
a fumbled and misguided mess that not even the infamous Harvey Weinstein could snake-oil pitch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
August 15, 2013
Very, very ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
August 12, 2013
It gleefully chops its cast down in increasingly alarming and brutal ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
Kansas City Star
August 9, 2013
It feels like overeager tourists playing make believe on the old Earthquake attraction at Universal Studios. The parts that work better are intentionally played for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
The cosmopolitan cast never develops much chemistry, and the script settles into a predictable pattern of gory mayhem.
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Dennis Harvey
May 15, 2013
This Dimension pickup is a hectic, sometimes hilarious guilty pleasure that should delight genre geeks.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 13, 2013
Was Aftershock just an elaborate ruse by writer-producer-star Eli Roth to justify an extended vacation to Chile?
Brian Orndorf
May 12, 2013
You just might find yourself rooting for the earthquake to win out in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 2013
Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 10, 2013
Ultimately, Aftershock ends up having the nihilistic outlook of Funny Games with the charming international optimism of Hostel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
May 10, 2013
If you're in the midst of such a massive quake, with destruction everywhere, the last thing you should be doing is worrying about escaped murderer-rapist prisoners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 10, 2013
If 'The Impossible' was a disaster film for the arthouse, 'Aftershock' is strictly grindhouse. It delivers the nasty goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
May 10, 2013
Aftershock Is Like Piranha 3D Meets The Impossible
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
May 10, 2013
You can only listen to so much screaming and crying before it stops having the desired effect (ratcheting up the viewer's stress level) and simply becomes grating.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 10, 2013
Supposed to be a subversive hybrid of disaster movies and gory horror, but it's uncertain where the two actually meet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ethan Alter
Hollywood Reporter
May 10, 2013
Aftershock's best attribute is the disregard it shows for the safety of its central "heroes" who perish in brutal and generally unexpected ways.
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
May 10, 2013
"Aftershock" is ultimately predictable in its litany of who lives and who dies, and doesn't try to be too ironic or self-reflexive about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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