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Aftershock Reviews

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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
Abhimanyu Das
Slant Magazine
May 7, 2013
There's plenty of gore, but none of it is particularly inventive, nor does it engender any visceral or emotional reactions beyond jaded disgust.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
May 8, 2013
It's not my kind of horror flick anyway, but even for fans of gross-out gore-a-paloozas and campy humor this is a swing and a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
May 8, 2013
It's boring, overly gory and ridiculously executed.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
May 8, 2013
Utterly generic, but worth seeing just to experience Eli Roth -- movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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William Goss
Film.com
October 2, 2012
Struggles to strike a tone between intense and comically cruel as it picks off its cast.
Robert Levin
amNewYork
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
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 9, 2013
Roth and his pals are so dedicated to dread (and debauchery) that the potential thrills get lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 9, 2013
There is a great final shot ... and the Roth character does find a place with real heat. Otherwise, there's nothing groundbreaking here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 10, 2013
A weird mash-up of disaster, horror and dystopia genre pictures, "Aftershock" fails to make the Earth move.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 9, 2013
It's hard to imagine just who would want to sit through this movie, given the sadistic mayhem the audience is subjected to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 21, 2013
It's just one gigantic waste of time.
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
May 8, 2013
The elements all seem to be there but they're not compiled in a way that creates atmosphere or dread as much as they do confusion and laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
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
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
August 15, 2013
Very, very ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 10, 2013
On the seismic scale of entertainment, "Aftershock" registers a 1.5.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 7, 2013
Nicolás López's slick shocker turns into an unholy amalgam of disaster film and slasher flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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New York Times
May 30, 2013
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