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The Killers Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 14, 2004
Siodmak's crafty direction emphasizes shadows, dark rooms and the feel of stale cigarettes, booze and general hoplelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
April 8, 2008
Taken from Ernest Hemingway's story of the same title, picture is a hard-hitting example of forthright melodrama in the best Hemingway style. Performances without exception are top quality.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
October 7, 2015
The movie darts around in time, constantly surprising and adding more depth to the character of The Swede. It's a psychological exploration of a man who was so worn down by life that he merely gave up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 7, 2008
It's one of the great films of disenchantment.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2001
A quintessential noir film, more entertaining and atmospheric than essential viewing...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
January 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
One of the most inventive adaptations I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 13, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Keith Uhlich
ToxicUniverse.com
March 9, 2003
Is it any surprise that Reardon - for that matter any character of this sort - comes most alive when brandishing a gun?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 25, 2003
Hemingway's short only hints at a complexity, and the film does well to manifest such a depth.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 6, 2010
Film noir with spectacularly photographed set pieces.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
December 4, 2014
It's [got] a blistering opening sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 17, 2006
Only the first scene of Siodmak's classic film noir comes from the Ernest Hemingway short story; the rest is pure postwar fatalism from the pen of Anthony Veiller (and an uncredited John Huston).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
Wonderful, sooty noir.
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 30, 2008
Nominated for four Oscars, Robert Siodmak's The Killers expands on Hemingway's short story in classic film noir style, with a dense plot that ends in an unexpected double cross
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Classic noir.
| Original Score: 4/5
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