Thrillers that rely on tension-building within a small group of characters are harder to pull off than aspiring filmmakers may have been led to believe. Look no further than The Killing Jar for proof.
Strains to wring tension from a tired premise and an airless script.
| Original Score: 2/5
There's little fun involved, for either the audience or the diner patrons.
| Original Score: D
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A spectacularly boring chamber thriller.
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
The film has no pulse and feels interminable, with its stilted dialogue, static staging, and usually fine actors who are horrendous here.