Post Mortem
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Pablo Larrain's follow-up to Tony Manero is another unnerving look at one man's psychosis set against a country's political and moral turmoil -- here, a lonely morgue clerk whose infatuation with the burlesque dancer next door plays out against the violent chaos of Chile's 1973 military coup. -- (C) Kino Lorber

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unfortunately, the pacing also moves at a zombie shuffle, with shots held past the point of ennui to agony."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Post Mortem is - intentionally - not an engaging movie."
‑ Mark Jenkins, NPR
"Unfortunately, as beautifully presented as it is, and no matter how creepily authentic the autopsied and rotting cadavers look, Post Mortem is D.O.A. in the suspense department."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"A chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"It's by no means an easy watch, but it's a rewarding and disturbing one."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Mesmerizing, somehow otherworldly..."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Larrain crafts Post Mortem as a slow, quiet character study, narrowing in on Castro in his home and office while the world outside descends into madness."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Post Mortem starts out at a crawl, but it gathers emotional momentum as it pushes forward."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline
"Pablo Larraín keeps the army's brutality off screen to amplify a sense of oppressive malevolence."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"An enigmatic but utterly distinctive and troubling film."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound
"Mario's life spirals out of control in unexpected ways."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The first half's pretentiously doom-laden vibe suggests the film is slowly tunneling up its own rigor-mortised rectum. Patience, however, will be rewarded."
‑ Josh Frank, Time Out New York
"The violence in Chile in 1973 when the government of Salvador Allende was overthrown seen through the eyes of a mortuary assistant."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"to film ekselissetai se ena eidos tromoy, me akoma frikiastikoterh thn adynamia soy na fantasteis kamia enallaktikoterh, protimoterh katalhksh"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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