Clark Collis
May 15, 2013 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Aftershock

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/10/13
performer
Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Eli Roth
director
Nicolas Lopez
distributor
The Weinstein Company
genre
Horror

We gave it a B-

Is no continent safe from the blood-drenched paws of filmmaker Eli Roth? Having let loose a flesh-eating virus on North America in Cabin Fever, established a European torture factory in the Hostel movies, and (as producer) wreaked havoc in Asia via last year’s The Man with the Iron Fists, the gore-teur has now turned his attention to South America with Chile-set earthquake disaster movie Aftershock, which Roth both stars in and copenned. The first, pre-‘quake half hour is such a patience-testing slow burn that director Nicolás López runs the risk of extinguishing the viewer’s interest altogether. But when things head (metaphorically) south they do so with an escalating, apocalyptic ferocity which continues until the very last second. B-

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