Aftermath

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Nov 14, 2013
    90
    Aftermath is a bombshell disguised as a thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Oct 29, 2013
    80
    With its slow-burn pacing and horrifying reveals, Aftermath remains a deeply compelling puzzle.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 15, 2014
    70
    Although Pasikowski is heavy-handed in his filmmaking, sometimes in the extreme, Aftermath does show the danger inherent in this kind of groupthink.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Nov 1, 2013
    70
    Aftermath's avoidance of Holocaust-film tropes lets the picture address weighty historical and moral issues while fitting into the genre shoes of a small-town thriller.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Weisberg
    Oct 29, 2013
    70
    What gives Aftermath its peculiar strain of portent is Pasikowski's consistent suggestion of the futility of bold, desperate attempts to undo a wrong.
  6. Reviewed by: Ela Bittencourt
    Oct 28, 2013
    63
    The film isn't so much about the moral atrophy of people who refuse to come to terms with their past as it is about cosmic karma passed from fathers to sons like an ancient curse.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 4, 2013
    6
    About as subtle as a sledgehammer, AFTERMATH has an important story to tell about the duplicity of Poland during the Holocaust and tells itAbout as subtle as a sledgehammer, AFTERMATH has an important story to tell about the duplicity of Poland during the Holocaust and tells it like a horror tale from the depths of WWII. Full Review »
  2. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    According to the authors, this movie is for Poles and about Poles.
    Two brothers are in the center of this controversial move, the older one
    According to the authors, this movie is for Poles and about Poles.
    Two brothers are in the center of this controversial move, the older one comes from America to visit his younger one after 20 years of living separately. They discovered that their village played a role quite different from the official version during years of Holocaust. They found out much more than they wanted to.

    The movie is made as a thriller which I personally do not like. But I understand the intention: the authors wanted a wide audience to see it and discuss it. And they hit the target. Many theaters in Poland banned the movie but it is sold in DVD format in large numbers. Both authors and actors keep receiving death threats for creating the movie. I applaud their bravery.
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