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Post Mortem Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
August 17, 2011
I don't understand Mario, and I don't quite know what there is to take away by having this political upheaval relayed through his warped prism.
| Original Score: 2/5
Staci Layne Wilson
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.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 9, 2011
It's a frequent complaint that some movies are just too damn slow. And this Chilean film feels like it lasts for days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 11, 2011
It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 21, 2012
Unfortunately, the pacing also moves at a zombie shuffle, with shots held past the point of ennui to agony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 8, 2011
It's slow but chilling and memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
September 8, 2011
A thoughtful and unique film that manages to linger in the mind.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine
September 5, 2011
A sometimes shocking, often moving journey through a blood-stained corner of the past. Like Costa Gavras's Missing through the eyes of an everyday Chilean.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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Eric Kohn
April 10, 2012
A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Amber Wilkinson
June 10, 2011
A gripping and emotionally affecting consideration of the casual evils that men do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
September 7, 2011
Larraín's clever use of almost humorously unconventional framings, expressively washed-out colour tones and mysterious low-key performances brings together human comedy and historical tragedy to unique, and surprisingly emotional, effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
March 13, 2011
[Actor Alfred] Castro, giving Robert De Niro a run for his money, has taken the anti-hero to an insidious extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 10, 2012
[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film...
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Matthew Turner
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
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