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  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Intriguing but understated. show more

  • 65
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Post Mortem is - intentionally - not an engaging movie. And Larrain sometimes overplays the existential anguish, notably during a few scenes of joyless, mechanical sexual release. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Rather than rushing to determine the cause of death – of love, or of a country -- it stubbornly keeps listening for a heartbeat, even though there may not be one. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Pablo Larraín and Alfredo Castro - the director and star, respectively, of the acclaimed Chilean black comedy "Tony Manero" (2008) - reunite in the chilling Post Mortem. show more

  • 63
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Pablo Larraín employs ultra-widescreen cinematography for constricting close-ups and inhospitably alienating compositions that generate a nasty chill, the director keeping the army's brutality off screen to amplify a sense of oppressive malevolence. show more

  • 80

    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. show more

  • 80
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    With its pale, washed-out colour palette, its eerily slow, almost somnambulist pacing and occasionally bizarre emotional demonstrations, Post Mortem is strangely gripping. show more

  • 80
    Tom Dawson Total Film

    This is a chilling portrayal of a deeply unsympathetic protagonist. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    With his sophomore feature, "Tony Manero" (2008), filmmaker Pablo Larraín gave us both a memorably maniacal main character and a black-joke metaphor about the free-floating psychosis wafting through Pinochet's Chile. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Post Mortem portrays the specter of dictatorship through the lens of one man's private hell. show more

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