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Post Mortem Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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
September 11, 2011
It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil.
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
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.
September 8, 2011
It's slow but chilling and memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2011
A thoughtful and unique film that manages to linger in the mind.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
April 10, 2012
A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2011
A gripping and emotionally affecting consideration of the casual evils that men do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 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
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
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
[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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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