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Aftershock Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 8, 2016
Aftershock is a pretty fun little movie if you don't take it too seriously and has an enjoyable nasty streak to it once the world begins to go to hell, only if you can forgive the extra-long set-up that gets us there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
A schizophrenic but effective little combo of Hostel and Irwin Allen.
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
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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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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-
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-
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 9, 2013
The violence is quick and occasionally inventive, with little of the attenuated nastiness that characterizes so many genre pictures, and the photography ranges from brightly sun-kissed to down-and-dirty.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
May 9, 2013
Cross "The Hangover" with the Apocalypse and that'll give you some idea of the level of debauched mayhem that makes "Aftershock" such a shameless and titillating exercise in horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 8, 2013
...if you think you are going to be witnessing something in the vein of your typical death and destruction flick like THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW or 2012, you will probably be horrified by the depravity on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
April 12, 2013
Whether Nicolás López was actually trying to be funny with Aftershock I'll never know, because I ended up laughing more than I intended, but hell - intensity and pace gleefully carry the film two-thirds of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Staci Layne Wilson
Inside Horror
March 29, 2013
Recommended to fans who've been thirsty for Roth's brand of blood.
Henry Northmore
The List
February 28, 2013
There are a few plot holes and weak motivations exhibited by various characters but the sheer energy on display makes it easy enough to suspend disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
December 28, 2012
Certain to generate a slew of lesser imitators, Aftershock manages to shake free from expectations of banality, creating an extremely effective, unsettling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kenji Lloyd
October 2, 2012
Aftershock is a brutally brilliant, blood-soaked horror destined to become a genre cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Erik Childress
September 19, 2012
Aftershock gets a little Sunshine-like ridiculous in its final act and becomes a bit too routine, but for a good hour this is a genuinely successful disaster flick with real terror, gory surprises and all the nasty fun a horror fan craves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 17, 2012
The first two-thirds are terrific, but it's marred by a gruesome finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jordan Hoffman
September 9, 2012
by coloring within the lines it is an effective midnight movie
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
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