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The Killer Inside Me Reviews

Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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What a crock.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 16, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Little, however, can save The Killer Inside Me from its worst impulses, its reveling in brute violence that makes it hard to watch and nearly impossible to admire, even though it's carefully crafted.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 9, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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As for the misogynist brutality, it is indeed depraved, made more so by the fact that its female victims are depicted as loving their abuse right up until it turns murderous.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/4

July 6, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The question of Winterbottom's intent here isn't easily answered, but the power of his abuse scenes is undeniable.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

July 2, 2010
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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To his credit, Affleck avoids making Lou suggest a reboot of Robert. He's pushy and cowardly, but in a more calculating way, and he's sadistically sexual in a way that Robert never was.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2010
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's a psychologically haunting portrait of an extreme personality, an amoral, violent, lonely man.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 1, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The film, sunbaked noir delivered with disturbing savagery and finesse, does its source material full justice.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2010
James Berardinelli
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Full of nice little touches, but somehow misses the mark when it comes to the big picture.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 30, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Winterbottom was right to keep the light and compositions flat and bright and eerily sunny, no matter what sort of evilness Lou perpetrates. But the story should grow progressively more reckless-seeming and feverish; instead, it is methodical to a fault.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 24, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Little more than torture porn tricked out in art-house finery.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 24, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is a point beyond which Lou's implacability brings diminishing returns. While I admire Affleck's performance, I believe Winterbottom and his writer, John Curran, may have miscalculated.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's one thing on the page, where you're almost as horrified by the idea of some person actually writing this as you are by what you're reading. But on the screen, actually watching it happen, it begins to fall apart.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 22, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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John Curran's script can be faulted for leaning too heavily on the childhood roots of Lou's psychosis, but the movie does Thompson proud. It's a scorcher.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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The Killer Inside Me is hard to watch -- occasionally impossible to watch -- but it never looks away from the hard, isolate, stoic killer at its dark heart, and it makes sure we can't either.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

June 18, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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You may feel a twinge of sympathy for this monster, a strange and vivid character who deserves all the torments of hell, and also a better movie.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

June 18, 2010
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Raspy-voiced Affleck turns in an amazingly controlled performance as a natural-born killer, with strong backup from the supporting cast.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Affleck is playing someone split down the middle, but we're stuck seeing only one side of him.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

June 18, 2010
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Winterbottom captures the atmosphere of a dusty community where everyone knows everybody's history, and where money and power can only sway public opinion to a point.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

June 17, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Killer Inside Me may be the darkest film noir ever made.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

June 16, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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While the individual moments of brutality are powerful, the pacing of the film as a whole tends to lag. The suspense should be suffocating.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 16, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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None of this makes sense; no character motivation is ever analyzed; and by the time the end credits roll, everyone in the film is dead already. The film is seriously lacking in a sense of redemption, and I couldn't find a moral purpose with a spyglass.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 16, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Winterbottom's inability to bring off this lurid stew of sex and violence is one problem; his (mis)direction of Affleck is another.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2010
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The poster is stronger than any image in the movie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 15, 2010
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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This again-atypical film from Winterbottom is a much more sober affair than its early, controversial press might suggest.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

June 2, 2010
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Uncompromising and wickedly entertaining ... Casey Affleck leads a rich ensemble cast.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 26, 2010
Todd McCarthy
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This Killer lacks punch, dynamism and genuinely seedy atmosphere.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 26, 2010
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Good-looking but not very effective.

January 25, 2010
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