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Killing Season Reviews

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
August 30, 2013
It wants to be a war-is-Hell 'coming home' story, but it ends up playing like a cheap action flick starring two men who are obviously too old to be running through the woods beating the living crap out of each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 19, 2013
Comes full up with heavy-handed signifiers, from Ben's choice of reading (Hemingway...) to a hammered motif of lapsed Christianity (the climax takes place in a rotting church) that underlines the theme of living with the sins of the past. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
July 22, 2013
... establishes some mild tension but never generates any sort of meaningful insight into post-war trauma.
Peter Sobczynski
RogerEbert.com
July 17, 2013
Badly written, ineptly staged, horribly acted, historically suspect and boring beyond belief ...
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
July 15, 2013
Playing out like a brutally graphic Tom and Jerry skit at times, Killing Season lacks the atmospheric tension necessary to keep us consistently engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
July 14, 2013
Derivative and bizarrely graphic, Killing Season is nothing more than another forgettable entry in two ongoing filmographies that desperately need more inspired professional choices.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
July 12, 2013
Killing Season is competently put together, yet the woefully hollow dialogue and the predictable plot developments make for a pretty bland flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
July 11, 2013
Horrormeister Eli Roth would get a charge out of the torture scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David DeWitt
New York Times
July 11, 2013
It's not worthless, but it's not good. As a genre film, it's too ambitious; as an art film, it's too obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 11, 2013
Make no mistake, for all the deferred killing, this is still a bloody affair, one which takes a grotesque glee in arrows being shot through faces and impromptu torture sessions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
July 11, 2013
let's just call this Grumpiest Old Men and get it over with
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2013
The pretentious, preposterous, dueling-dialect flameout called "Killing Season" has to stand as one of the biggest missed opportunities in iconic matchups.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 11, 2013
If you've always wanted to see Robert De Niro forced to thread a steel rod through an open wound and then strung upside down by John Travolta, this is the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 11, 2013
Tables keep turning, traps keep springing and the actors keep acting, acting, acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Alissa Simon
Variety
July 11, 2013
The sight of Robert De Niro and John Travolta sharing the screen for the first time reps the one and only selling point of Killing Season.
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Boyd van Hoeij
Hollywood Reporter
July 11, 2013
A drawn out cat-and-mouse game never catches fire.
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
July 11, 2013
"Killing Season" could have been made 20 years ago and looked the same. It's a time capsule to an era of humbler stupid movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
July 11, 2013
To put it mildly, neither of the leads has the physique for such a Darwinian showdown, and one of the frustrations of Killing Season is the way Evan Daugherty's screenplay demands near-invincibility.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
July 9, 2013
Calling this film a cat-and-mouse game would insult felines and rodents, both of which are much smarter than this movie.
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