Aftermath
Aftermath (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 26, 2014
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Keough
Boston Globe

The shocks, and the repressed wickedness, as in all well-done horror films, build slowly, then reach a crescendo that is hard to bear and harder to shake off.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

There's very little that actually thrills in this well-constructed, if underwhelming film that works best as a how-to vid for nuclear war-minded DIYers.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

No one will be anointing "Aftermath" a feel-good triumph anytime soon, but there are flashes of unanticipated sensitivity and disquieting inspiration that cannot be denied.

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Justin Chang
Variety

An often tedious but clammily atmospheric end-of-the-world thriller set in the wake of a nuclear holocaust.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Essentially, we're watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn't terrible, and Scott Winig's photography is satisfyingly bleak and grimy.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

It is clear there is only one realistic place that this film can be going.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

This is the story, understand, of a group of people taking shelter in a basement following a nuclear holocaust. It's pretty clear right from the start that all or most of them will die. Good times.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Though they won't win any prizes for originality, writer Christian McDonald and director Peter Engert have fashioned a fairly involving, slow boil of a thriller that's as eerie as it is grim.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

There's a compelling idea at work here, as well as an admirable willingness to explore the darkest reaches of that idea. Those things are, however, continually undone by a misguided script and weak direction.

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