Aftermath (2012) Synopsis
The devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse is now reality and nine desperate strangers find themselves clinging to life in a farmhouse cellar, while radioactive fallout descends on the darkened world above. These would-be survivors face the...

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Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
By the movie’s end, viewers will have had a soul-searing brush with the unthinkable that far exceeds any real horror film of recent memory,...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Even if this largely contained movie remains more low key than frantic, it features enough well-executed bursts of tension and strong...
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
As apocalypse scenarios go, this one feels both retro and commendably topical: Nuclear bombs, remember those? (Also: Edward Furlong,...
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40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Essentially, we’re watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn’t terrible, and Scott Winig’s photography is satisfyingly...
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
As an exercise in sustained claustrophobia, the movie is not without its grisly accomplishments. Its effectiveness lies not in those...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Thomason delivers a strong performance as the stalwart hero, and Furlong... makes for a highly convincing jerk. But their efforts aren’t...
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30

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
The apocalypse is no fun for anyone, but the dreariest possible scenario probably entails being stuck in a house without a functioning...
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20

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
Rather than having its characters’ circumstances reveal something about societal dynamics or human nature, Aftermath avoids depth; Engert...
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