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Aftermath (2017)



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Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, AFTERMATH tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.

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Maggie Grace
as Christina
Larry Sullivan
as James Gullick
Kevin Zegers
as John Gullick
Teri Clark Linden
as Airport Supervisor
Jeff Panzarella
as Airport Employee
Keith Flippen
as Psychiatrist
Kittson O'Neill
as Female Coordinator
Lewis Pullman
as Stranger/Samuel
Becky Meister
as Family Member #1
Kyle Merryman
as Family Member #2
John Moon Martin
as Airline Representative
David M. Raine
as Worker #1
Brian Gallagher
as Worker #2
Eric Watson
as Co-Worker
Kevin Murray
as Master of Ceremonies
Christine Dye
as Employee #1
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All Critics (55) | Top Critics (16)

Arnold may have just reinvented his career yet again.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Sadly, as the characters converge, the rest of the movie loses force; it slackens and then rushes, and the time frames feel out of joint.

April 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Helped along by a gloomy, oppressive score, it neither thoughtfully examines themes of trauma, guilt and grief nor moves with any sort of haste to its eventual, obvious, revenge-thriller conclusion, despite its short 90-minute running time.

April 9, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Arnold is making the most interesting movies of his career right now.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the film's commendably atypical focus on characters, mood, and psychological realism does not make Schwarzenegger's latest necessarily good.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This silly film leaves an unpalatable aftertaste.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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Inspired by a true story, Aftermath is a dark and atmospheric thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When a construction worker's wife and daughter are killed in an air traffic accident in which two planes collided he desperately searching for someone to blame; meanwhile the air traffic controller, after his wife and child leave him, is forced to go into hiding to protect him from death threats. Schwarzenegger gives an incredibly strong and nuanced performance. But the script is weak, as the plot and characters are largely underdeveloped. Also, the ending is kind of rushed and a little unearned. Yet despite its problems, Aftermath is a compelling character drama.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Between this and Maggie, Arnold Schwarzenegger has proven that he's more than just the '80s muscle man we had always given him credit for. Aftermath may not be great, but there's some emotion in there, a relatively satisfying payoff, and as a vehicle for Arnie's dramatic chops, it works fine.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

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