A Horrible Way to Die Reviews

February 28, 2019
A non-linear approach wears thin, initial intrigue giving way to frustration as the story continually dances away with the cuts.
August 21, 2018
This is not the easiest film to just sit back and soak in, but it is very satisfying to do the work.
September 6, 2011
offers a visual restraint and a melancholic lyricism that make it quite unlike anything else in the otherwise overcrowded serial killer genre... a story of love and death, addiction and self-control, the wages of sin and the long road to redemption.
September 3, 2011
A brutally raw and mind-blowing story crafted by one of the best writers working in independent Hollywood today and a cast that oozes both a quiet intensity and a subversive wit.
August 18, 2011
A restrained, ripely atmospheric thriller that relies more on mood than on special effects.
Top Critic
August 18, 2011
The scrambled timeline seems like an effort to disguise a paucity of original ideas. It'll be interesting to see what Wingard can do when he actually gets hold of some.
August 15, 2011
As a horror movie that feels more like a mumblecore drama that a serial killer passes through, it's deaf to its own shifting tones.
October 3, 2010
A smart, low-budget 'road thriller' that goes to some very dark places.
October 1, 2010
an effectively intense and moody horror film that rests on its writing and acting rather than subscribing to rote depictions of violence.
September 18, 2010
Here, too much handheld camera wobble and wavering image focus only alienate the viewer from this somewhat sluggish tale.