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The Killing Jar (2010)



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A dangerous psycho meets his match when he takes over an isolated roadside diner, and begins methodically dispatching the staff and patrons. Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, and Harold Perrineau star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Lew Temple
as Lonnie
Jake Busey
as Greene
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Critic Reviews for The Killing Jar

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Strains to wring tension from a tired premise and an airless script.

March 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's little fun involved, for either the audience or the diner patrons.

March 19, 2010 | Rating: D | Full Review…

What dribbles out is a series of repetitive, dull, clichéd showdowns until most of the cast is gruesomely dispatched and the twist-that-isn't-a-twist is revealed.

March 18, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A spectacularly boring chamber thriller.

March 18, 2010 | Full Review…

Mark Young's bargain-basement thriller is as witless as the captor's motive; to paraphrase another well-dressed Madsen psycho, this little doggie barks, but it has no bite.

March 17, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The film has no pulse and feels interminable, with its stilted dialogue, static staging, and usually fine actors who are horrendous here.

March 16, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Killing Jar

One really brutally wicked simple isolated thriller where the elimination process really plays a sticky part in keeping you riveted to the screen. What started out as a simple quiet evening in a roadside diner between some folks turned out to be a massacre that is orchestrated by one man. Jimmy (Danny Trejo) and his waitress Noreen (Amber Benson) have just decided to close up the kitchen, when they heard on the radio that a homicidal maniac has just eliminated a family of innocent folks. Shortly after that broadcast was made a suspicious looking truck driver named Doe (Michael Madsen) walks in and makes demands for service. After being singled out and made everyone edgy by his hostile behavior...he leaves..but brings back a world of hurt and fury that was so unimaginable. See this really wicked and shocking tale as it unfolds in front of your eyes. You will never view a diner the same way ever again.

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