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Killing Me Softly Reviews

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Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

Killing Me Softly lingers under the delusion that it's Hitchcock remade for a more permissive era, rather than Cinemax fare with pretensions to art.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 12, 2013
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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As Graham attempts to uncover the truth about his past, the film grows increasingly convoluted, leading to a twist ending that will come as a surprise only to those who've never seen a Shannon Tweed movie.

Full Review Source: AV Club

August 3, 2009

Total Film

The screenplay (based on Nicci French's novel) is cringeworthy, and Kaige's inability to spot when English-speaking thesps are reciting rather than acting produces scenes that vary from lifeless to laughable.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

August 3, 2009
Robert Pardi
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Why, you might ask, is master director Chen Kaige wasting his time on such trashy material?

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

What a disappointing waste of good talent!

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
David Rooney
Variety
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A turgid erotic thriller that plays like Zalman King-meets-vintage Brian De Palma without the latter's wit or style.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 21, 2008

Empire Magazine

A hilariously bad movie that has to be seen to be believed.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

December 30, 2006

Time Out
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Inane and shopworn material with a truly cheesy final twist, this is made excruciating by direction that takes it all deadly seriously.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

It's pretty campy-silly, but it's surprisingly watchable for some reason, maybe because of the name-brand actors sleazing it in this Skinemax would-be classic.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 1/5

October 21, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2005
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

| Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2005
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Though its rather routine script is loaded with familiar situations, the movie has a cinematic fluidity and sense of intelligence that makes it work more than it probably should.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 28, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Spectacularly awful film that's actually funnier than many so-called comedies.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2002
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Turkeys don't come plumper than this.

Full Review Source: Guardian

July 11, 2002

Fails so fundamentally on every conventional level that it achieves some kind of goofy grandeur.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 25, 2002

FilmFour.com

A risible drama, torpedoed by lifeless performances, a muddled screenplay and anonymous direction.

Full Review Source: FilmFour.com

June 25, 2002
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 13, 2002
Mark Adams
Hollywood Reporter
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What a great shame that such a talented director as Chen Kaige has chosen to make his English-language debut with a film so poorly plotted and scripted.

June 11, 2002
Neil Smith
BBC.com

With miscast leads, banal dialogue and an absurdly overblown climax, Killing Me Softly belongs firmly in the so-bad-it's-good camp.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 10, 2002
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