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Based on 20 Reviews
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  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's an unrelentingly brutal movie set in an unusually scenic locale — the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A lot of Aftershock predictably involves screaming or shock cuts, and the movie features a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo from Selena Gomez. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 45
    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. show more

  • 50
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Aftershock then becomes a catalog of most every unpleasant way of dying you can imagine. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    There's plenty of gore, but none of it is particularly inventive, nor does it engender any visceral or emotional reactions beyond jaded disgust. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A weird mash-up of disaster, horror and dystopia genre pictures, Aftershock fails to make the Earth move. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    The actual Chilean earthquake killed 300 people and turned thousands more homeless, but this movie distills everything for comic effect. Everyone gets robbed, raped, impaled, mutilated, decapitated or burned alive. But that’s not all. Crawling through the blood-drenched debris, here comes the tsunami! show more

  • 40
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    The ending is sick enough to make it almost worth the wait. Key word: almost. show more

  • August 30, 2013 uj00000000163521
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    absolutely horrible. not so much drama, not thrill, more horror. they wanted to just show limbs coming off and blood everywhere, not much hope, and stupid story line. this is not entertainment, and it looked like terrible film production. bad image of people in chile too. lucky to get one star.

  • August 12, 2013 Maureen
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    Terrible movie. Gives the country of Chile a very VERY bad perception. Too much gore, blood, and violence. Wanna travel to Chile for a nice vacation??? Nope! not now! Two thumbs DOWN!

  • August 08, 2013 jq00000000161217
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    This movie was the most disgusting I\'ve seen in a long time. It turns the stomach. Who on Earth wants to watch women getting raped and more?!?!? On top of that, the ending was ridiculous!

  • June 20, 2013 al00000000154901
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    I loved this movie and to be honest after all that happened that was pretty much the best end you could ask for. Four stars for me and really worth watching,

  • June 02, 2013 Mike
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    I was pleasantly surprised! Pretty good, suspenseful movie. Wanted more!

  • May 16, 2013 cnrdbtc
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    The Call

  • May 11, 2013 larry
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    if you feel like being depressed for 90 minutes go for it.Pretty much a gore fest with a twisty ending that i think ive seen before

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