The Killing Jar (2010)
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Critic Reviews for The Killing Jar
There's little fun involved, for either the audience or the diner patrons.
What dribbles out is a series of repetitive, dull, clichéd showdowns until most of the cast is gruesomely dispatched and the twist-that-isn't-a-twist is revealed.
Mark Young's bargain-basement thriller is as witless as the captor's motive; to paraphrase another well-dressed Madsen psycho, this little doggie barks, but it has no bite.
Audience Reviews for The Killing Jar
One really brutally wicked simple isolated thriller where the elimination process really plays a sticky part in keeping you riveted to the screen. What started out as a simple quiet evening in a roadside diner between some folks turned out to be a massacre that is orchestrated by one man. Jimmy (Danny Trejo) and his waitress Noreen (Amber Benson) have just decided to close up the kitchen, when they heard on the radio that a homicidal maniac has just eliminated a family of innocent folks. Shortly after that broadcast was made a suspicious looking truck driver named Doe (Michael Madsen) walks in and makes demands for service. After being singled out and made everyone edgy by his hostile behavior...he leaves..but brings back a world of hurt and fury that was so unimaginable. See this really wicked and shocking tale as it unfolds in front of your eyes. You will never view a diner the same way ever again.
I like the concept, but this felt a bit dragged-out and repetitive. A bigger budget would have done this film great justice. Overall though, not bad... I just would have liked to see some better effects and a quicker pace.
Good movie, Michael Madsen is great in this movie. What is it with him and torturing people in chairs. recommend this movie. find out who it is half-way through, but still very entertaining film
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