70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
The script by Roth, Lopez, and Lopez’s frequent collaborator, Guillermo Amoedo, giddily piles crisis upon crisis, with none of the customary mercy reserved for leading characters.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
The first, pre-'quake half hour is such a patience-testing slow burn that director Nicolás López runs the risk of extinguishing the viewer's interest altogether. But when things head (metaphorically) south they do so with an escalating, apocalyptic ferocity which continues until the very last second.
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50

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Though offering some chilling twists on the usual conventions, employing wit and restraint where otherwise the filmmakers might have relied on the contents of an abattoir, Aftershock is ultimately predictable in its litany of who lives and who dies, and doesn’t try to be too ironic or self-reflexive about it.
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50

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Aftershock has no earth-shattering revelations to make its mayhem stand out in the wreckage.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Aftershock then becomes a catalog of most every unpleasant way of dying you can imagine.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

A movie that tends to stick to formula, offering up minimal scares amid scattered moments of gross-out bliss.
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45

Film.com

By William Goss
At first, it’s all fun and games whenever somebody gets hurt, but that’s not enough in and of itself to sustain the movie’s tension. We’re left waiting for characters to die off without much of a vested interest in anyone’s survival.
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
People become mere punch lines: fleshy avatars for the gory grist.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The ending is sick enough to make it almost worth the wait. Key word: almost.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's an unrelentingly brutal movie set in an unusually scenic locale — the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile.
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39 out of 100
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