Karla (2006)



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Laura Prepon and Misha Collins star as the murderous pair whose deplorable crimes sent shock waves of terror rippling across Canada in director Joel Bender's unflinching look at the crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. On the surface Bernardo (Collins) and Homolka (Prepon) were your average everyday Canadian couple; they had a nice house in the suburbs, a dog, lots of friends, and a bright future ahead of them. As Paul is singled out as the prime suspect in a series of particularly vicious … More

Rating: R (for brutal psychotic violence including murder, rape and spousal abuse, disturbing sexual content and strong language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Joel Bender, Manette Rosen (II), Michael D. Sellers, Robert Keskemety
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On DVD: Apr 3, 2007
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as Karla Homolka

as Paul Bernardo

as Molly Czehowicz

as Dr. Arnold

as Dan Czehowicz

as Tammy Homolka

as Tina McCarthy

as Kaitlyn Ross

as Tim Peters

as Det. Porter
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Critic Reviews for Karla

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Things in the movie, like the slasher movie music cues, hint that Karla has exploitation in its veins. The reasons for making it -- and seeing it -- remain more than slightly suspect.

Full Review… | March 16, 2007
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

You can call it guilty of exploitation, tastelessness or insensitivity if you like, but its greatest failing is a certain deadly pointlessness.

Full Review… | January 20, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

No audience, Canadian or otherwise, will learn anything here outside of the macabre facts. Worse, they won't feel anything either, not even -- and this is inexcusable -- for the victims themselves.

Full Review… | January 20, 2006
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Movies about real life serial killers are released frequently. It's when they're missing grief that they become an insult to the memory of the dead.

Full Review… | December 8, 2006


August 13, 2006

Audience Reviews for Karla

Rather disturbing movie. Perspective is seemingly biased. News accounts of actual crime told a different tale, so I am not sure that I am buying the ole "he made me do it" perspective. She is just as much of a nutcase as he is, I think.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

To me, any accomplice to murder is just as guilty as the person committing it. That's why I am so repulsed by this movie, because it portrays Karla Homolka as a tragic heroine, a victim. Anyone who knows how tragic and sensitive this case was knows that Karla is no victim. There is no reason that a movie should be made of it, especially not one like this.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

Although interesting and quite informative of the actual case, the film is told through Karla's point of view. Not such a great idea for a script as she constantly, as does the film, paints her out to be a victim. Often more so than the actual victims. The acting is good and very believable, but the whole film is overshadowed by a certain cheapness of direct to TV quality. A different angle and a more two sided debate would have improved the film, but as it is it is an average true life serial killer picture.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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