Texas Killing Fields Reviews

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
April 22, 2012
I know many people don't like Sam Worthington and I'm one of them. Worthington is trying to prove that he's not the one-dimensional actor that we all think he is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Mottram
Total Film
October 26, 2011
Mann Jr shows plenty of promise in a film that doesn't tarnish the family name. But hindered by niggling flaws, it hardly revolutionises an over-saturated genre.
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
October 22, 2011
Despite the jumbled plot and structural problems, the shady characters and gritty settings compensate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
October 20, 2011
Reduces the police procedural to its bare essentials.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 19, 2011
Although it's interesting to see this type of rural life under siege, it's the subject matter which the director should have had grabbed by the throat, not vulnerable women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 16, 2011
The atmosphere of imminent evil is like that in Mann Sr's masterly Manhunter, and there are brilliantly staged, edgily unexpected action sequences.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
October 14, 2011
An assured, moody police procedural rendered with rich cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 14, 2011
Dripping in gothic atmosphere, the only problem is it's all too easy to guess who did what.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
October 13, 2011
A solid police procedural with strong performances from its four main actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 13, 2011
We get to know the detectives at the film's core, how they work, what drives them, and the place they're sworn to protect. And then the film ends after telling only one story, which seems kind of odd these days.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 12, 2011
Mann is definitely one to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 11, 2011
As solid Saturday night entertainment goes, this is a consistently compelling, enjoyably old school potboiler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 11, 2011
The identity of the villain is beside the point; he-she-it might as well have a Looney Tunes-ish neon arrow emblazoned KILLER! pointing at their noggin. What matters more is the thick sense of atmosphere that Mann and her collaborators conjure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 11, 2011
The plot is a chaos of underdeveloped relationships and frayed loose ends, but every so often, Mann does something so right that it makes this seem less a matter of narrative disorganization than a commentary on the anarchy intrinsic to any investigation.
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
The film doesn't really go anywhere or establish any narrative sense, which is problem, since it's ostensibly a police procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 13, 2012
depressing characters slogging through a depressing story for a depressing movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
February 2, 2012
"Texas Killing Fields" is nothing more than an average crime thriller with some better-than-average suspense. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 1, 2012
Don Ferrarone's script could have used one more revision for sequential flow, character depth and back-story clarity. But there's promise for Ms. Mann.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 4, 2012
A pretty routine police procedural with...a little bit of regional flavor.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 2, 2011
works sporadically, but never consistently, and ends up feeling much lighter and more forgettable than its "inspired by true events" tagline would seem to merit
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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