Aftershock (2013)

What happens to a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub in Chile when a massive earthquake hits? Hint: Nothing good!

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 10, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Aftershock hints at an inventive twist on horror tropes, but ultimately settles for another round of mind-numbing depravity that may alternately bore and revolt all but the most ardent gore enthusiasts.

Dennis Harvey

This Dimension pickup is a hectic, sometimes hilarious guilty pleasure that should delight genre geeks.

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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.

Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

Aftershock is a pretty fun little movie if you don't take it too seriously and has an enjoyable nasty streak to it once the world begins to go to hell, only if you can forgive the extra-long set-up that gets us there.

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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?

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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.

Scott Weinberg

A schizophrenic but effective little combo of Hostel and Irwin Allen.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth?

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

On the seismic scale of entertainment, "Aftershock" registers a 1.5.

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Richard Haridy

With a nihilistic ending tacked on because hopelessness is seemingly cool, cheap special effects, clunky dialogue, a bizarre ten-second cameo from Selena Gomez, and some genuinely mediocre filmmaking, Aftershock is too amateurish to be truly awful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A nihilistic and cheap-looking exploitation crap that has Roth's repellent fingerprints all over it: mediocre dialogue, a bunch of hateful characters we… More
Alex roy
Aftershock is a mediocre survival horror film that had the potential of being so much better. The film's biggest problem is that it is a film that has a… More
Edward Boxler
Aftershock is garbage. It not only takes a while to get going, but once the earthquake hits, debauchery and mayhem of the most ridiculous kind ensues. While… More
Everett Johnson
The last 10 years, Eli Roth has kind of been the main "go to" guy for horror movies. If his name is attached, it usually means it's going to be… More
Markus Robinson
Eli Roth's "Aftershock" should have been a frightening cinematic experience since I do live in earthquake country. But after forty minutes of… More
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