Aftermath (2013)

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80's, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek's wife arrives in the US,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2014
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It represents an occasionally uneven collision of genres, but all in all, Wladyslaw Pasikowski's Aftermath delves into Holocaust guilt with power and efficiency.

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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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Jozek's and Franek's characters (and Czop's and Stuhr's performances) are continually surprising and ultimately indelible. You can read how their mindsets shift as they stumble onto new truths.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

It's tough to watch but the substance makes it a journey worth taking.

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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A sense of dread suffuses this film, which offers yet another slice of World War II history.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Director Wladyslaw Pasikowski has made the mistake of going about his business as if he were fashioning a horror film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The gripping thriller is meant as a shocker to provide a wake-up call to the world about the necessity of confronting past atrocities.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There is something especially unsettling about groupthink, particularly when it comes to evil.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Aftermath is a bombshell disguised as a thriller.

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Ed Symkus
The Patriot Ledger

Despite an unnecessary and rather gruesome plot turn near the end, Aftermath remains a terrifically acted and well-told story that will open a lot of eyes in its portrayal of despicable human behavior.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Another story depicting the dirty secrets of wartime, and giving a twisted ending. While the ending didn't have a great effect on me, overall the movie… More