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Post Mortem Reviews

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February 25, 2019
Building in intensity, this is a movie that's both elusive and visceral in its metaphors. The perverse anti-virtuosity of the filmmaking heightens the sense of pervasive shabbiness and ineptitude. It's a new and original vision of political terror.
August 29, 2018
Despite how uncomfortable this film can potentially make its audience, it achieves that which all arthouse films of a strong calibre aim for - it makes you think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2018
Post Mortem is only Larraín's second feature, but he has already proven a distinct style-an unmistakable deadpan-and an interest in political and personal utopias.
August 21, 2012
Unfortunately, as beautifully presented as it is, and no matter how creepily authentic the autopsied and rotting cadavers look, Post Mortem is D.O.A. in the suspense department.
May 24, 2012
Mesmerizing, somehow otherworldly...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2012
Mario's life spirals out of control in unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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April 12, 2012
Post Mortem is - intentionally - not an engaging movie.
April 12, 2012
Larrain crafts Post Mortem as a slow, quiet character study, narrowing in on Castro in his home and office while the world outside descends into madness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 11, 2012
Post Mortem starts out at a crawl, but it gathers emotional momentum as it pushes forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
April 11, 2012
The violence in Chile in 1973 when the government of Salvador Allende was overthrown seen through the eyes of a mortuary assistant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2012
The first half's pretentiously doom-laden vibe suggests the film is slowly tunneling up its own rigor-mortised rectum. Patience, however, will be rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2012
[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2012
Often drolly, coolly morbid, Post Mortem also operates just as effectively in a more nakedly direct register.
April 10, 2012
A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 8, 2012
Pablo Larraín keeps the army's brutality off screen to amplify a sense of oppressive malevolence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2011
to film ekselissetai se ena eidos tromoy, me akoma frikiastikoterh thn adynamia soy na fantasteis kamia enallaktikoterh, protimoterh katalhksh
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2011
It's by no means an easy watch, but it's a rewarding and disturbing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2011
An enigmatic but utterly distinctive and troubling film.
September 11, 2011
It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil.
September 9, 2011
Larraín keeps the action tightly focused on his small cast, closing in on a claustrophobic, macabre ending that works as a neat summary of all the deprivation and cruelty that has led up to it.
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