Post Mortem Reviews

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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
Larran 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
September 8, 2011
The personal becomes the political, and the historical, in this queasily imagined nightmare.
September 8, 2011
It's slow but chilling and memorable.
September 8, 2011
A thoughtful and unique film that manages to linger in the mind.
September 7, 2011
Larran'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.
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