The Killer Inside Me Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Affleck is great here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
An excellent film which takes some big, brave steps in the crime genre...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 3, 2011
This adaptation of Thompson's 1952 novel about a cunning, psychotic sheriff's deputy in a small Texas town locates the killer inside him and immerses us in the cold calculation and horrible logic that pull him from one murder to the next.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
November 7, 2010
Casey Affleck delivers a chilling performance as a sociopathic deputy sheriff whose charming veneer shatters as we're introduced to his taste for violence of both the straight-up and sexual kinds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
[Affleck's] commitment to such a vile character, even in spite of Winterbottom's occasionally questionable direction, displays a fearlessness that is rarely seen in cinema today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
October 4, 2010
The violence is not shown in an ironic fashion. It's put front and center and is visceral in a way nothing else is in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 21, 2010
Dark thriller centers on brutal violence against women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
August 25, 2010
It's a violent film about violence, but that makes it truthful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 23, 2010
Sex and violence take centre stage in the enthralling, if a little overcooked crime thriller, The Killer Inside Me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 23, 2010
This is compelling and challenging cinema, punctuated with genuinely shocking moments, by a director and a cast of actors who are right at the top of their game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Anthony Morris
The Vine
August 23, 2010
Probably the best adaptation of Thompson to date (with The Grifters a very close second), but his work's yet to get the movie it really deserves.
James Mitchell
Trespass
August 23, 2010
An engrossing, chilling portrait of a psychopath unraveling.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 11, 2010
Sometimes works, sometimes scores a near-hit and sometimes doesn't work at all, but is invariably fascinating throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
July 22, 2010
It's too well made to dismiss outright for its twisted cruelty. Maybe that's a compliment, maybe not.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 22, 2010
uneven, but fascinatingly nasty adaptation of Thompson's 1952 novel
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
July 22, 2010
It's a fine idea to turn Affleck's squawky self-assurance into a lens on sociopathy, but Winterbottom and co-writer John Curran seem neither to examine nor to indulge, and the result feels strangely inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2010
Like much of Winterbottom's genre-hopping, this venture into dusty western noir fits him surprisingly well the first time he slips it on; though it could still do with a few alterations.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 16, 2010
If in the end it doesn't fully capture the malignant brilliance of its source...there's enough Thompson in it to make that sick puppy Lou Ford a guy worth spending a couple of hours with.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 16, 2010
What a crock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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