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Post Mortem Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 24, 2012
Mesmerizing, somehow otherworldly...
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
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+
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
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Josh Frank
Time Out
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
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 10, 2012
[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film...
| Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
Often drolly, coolly morbid, Post Mortem also operates just as effectively in a more nakedly direct register.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 10, 2012
A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
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
Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound
September 13, 2011
An enigmatic but utterly distinctive and troubling film.
Frances Morgan
Electric Sheep
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.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 9, 2011
Larrain's particular style has fervent devotees, but it can be a little too airless and pre-determined for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
September 9, 2011
If you're fascinated by the fall of Salvador Allende (who, of course, started his career as a physician) the wounded bodies on display will almost certainly break your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 9, 2011
Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a powerful, thought-provoking and ultimately disturbing drama with stunning production design work and another superb central performance from Tony Manero star Alfredo Castro.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 8, 2011
The personal becomes the political, and the historical, in this queasily imagined nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 8, 2011
It's slow but chilling and memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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