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The Killers Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 14, 2004
Siodmak's crafty direction emphasizes shadows, dark rooms and the feel of stale cigarettes, booze and general hoplelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
April 8, 2008
Taken from Ernest Hemingway's story of the same title, picture is a hard-hitting example of forthright melodrama in the best Hemingway style. Performances without exception are top quality.
Eric Melin
October 7, 2015
The movie darts around in time, constantly surprising and adding more depth to the character of The Swede. It's a psychological exploration of a man who was so worn down by life that he merely gave up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 7, 2008
It's one of the great films of disenchantment.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2001
A quintessential noir film, more entertaining and atmospheric than essential viewing...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
January 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
One of the most inventive adaptations I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 13, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Keith Uhlich
March 9, 2003
Is it any surprise that Reardon - for that matter any character of this sort - comes most alive when brandishing a gun?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 25, 2003
Hemingway's short only hints at a complexity, and the film does well to manifest such a depth.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 6, 2010
Film noir with spectacularly photographed set pieces.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
December 4, 2014
It's [got] a blistering opening sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 17, 2006
Only the first scene of Siodmak's classic film noir comes from the Ernest Hemingway short story; the rest is pure postwar fatalism from the pen of Anthony Veiller (and an uncredited John Huston).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
Wonderful, sooty noir.
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 30, 2008
Nominated for four Oscars, Robert Siodmak's The Killers expands on Hemingway's short story in classic film noir style, with a dense plot that ends in an unexpected double cross
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Classic noir.
| Original Score: 4/5
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