Aftershock 2012

Critics score:
35 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Peter Keough, Boston Globe: "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. Read more

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Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: The violence is quick and occasionally inventive, with little of the attenuated nastiness that characterizes so many genre pictures, and the photography ranges from brightly sun-kissed to down-and-dirty. Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: Merely lurid slice-and-dice junk put through a Cuisinart. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: It's hard to imagine just who would want to sit through this movie, given the sadistic mayhem the audience is subjected to. Read more

Dennis Harvey, Variety: This Dimension pickup is a hectic, sometimes hilarious guilty pleasure that should delight genre geeks. Read more

Noel Murray, AV Club: Aftershock becomes perversely predictable after a while. Just imagine what a conventional disaster movie would do, and wait for the opposite to happen. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: The ending is sick enough to make it almost worth the wait. Key word: almost. Read more

Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly: Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth? Read more

William Goss, Struggles to strike a tone between intense and comically cruel as it picks off its cast. Read more

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times: There's so little context to the litany of ugliness - some played for laughs, some meant to shock - that it's hard to discern where the entertainment value lies in any of this. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: Cross "The Hangover" with the Apocalypse and that'll give you some idea of the level of debauched mayhem that makes "Aftershock" such a shameless and titillating exercise in horror. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: On the seismic scale of entertainment, "Aftershock" registers a 1.5. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: There is a great final shot ... and the Roth character does find a place with real heat. Otherwise, there's nothing groundbreaking here. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: A weird mash-up of disaster, horror and dystopia genre pictures, "Aftershock" fails to make the Earth move. Read more

Ethan Alter, Hollywood Reporter: Aftershock's best attribute is the disregard it shows for the safety of its central "heroes" who perish in brutal and generally unexpected ways. Read more

Keith Uhlich, Time Out: Nicolas Lopez's slick shocker turns into an unholy amalgam of disaster film and slasher flick. Read more

Chuck Wilson, Village Voice: Aftershock is incompetently made and morally muddled, but since talent, morality, and Mr. Roth have never been on speaking terms, we're not exactly surprised. Read more

Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture: Was Aftershock just an elaborate ruse by writer-producer-star Eli Roth to justify an extended vacation to Chile? Read more