The Killing Jar Reviews

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Andrew Barker
March 18, 2010
A spectacularly boring chamber thriller.
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
March 17, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
March 22, 2010
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 19, 2010
There's little fun involved, for either the audience or the diner patrons.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 19, 2010
Strains to wring tension from a tired premise and an airless script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
March 16, 2010
The film has no pulse and feels interminable, with its stilted dialogue, static staging, and usually fine actors who are horrendous here.
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