Kill Your Friends

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Kill Your Friends takes futile stabs at black comedy, all strangled by a glut of tonal jumbles, bad casting, and unremittingly unlikable characters.

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In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist (Nicholas Hoult) resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

Cast & Crew

Tom Riley
Parker-Hall
Edward Hogg
DC Woodham
Jim Piddock
Derek Sommers
John Niven
Screenwriter
Gustav Danielsson
Cinematographer
Bill Smedley
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Junkie XL
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Charlotte Pearson
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James Price
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All Critics (60) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (46)

  • Everyone is horrible all the time-so when they do horrible things to each other, the result is a chuckle rather than a vicious bite. The music business is cutthroat, we get it.

    April 1, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "Kill Your Friends" goes to some ugly places, but it keeps a sturdy sense of rhythm.

    April 1, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Watching "Kill Your Friends" unfold is not dissimilar to being at a party where someone's clever one-liner lulls you into a conversation that reveals a bitterly immature, dismissively one-note lout, after which you're trapped.

    April 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Anchoring the pungent 1990s ambience is Mr. Hoult, easily oozing cool charisma.

    March 31, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Though the script is full of arch, darkly funny observations, the movie gets stuck on the same clanging chord of all-hating cynicism.

    March 31, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A more disagreeable collection of cynical, backstabbing, self-aggrandizing, shallow, vicious and vile specimens of humanity gathered together in a single motion picture would be difficult to conceive of.

    March 31, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 13, 2016
    Badly written and filled with hateful characters, it's a juvenile facsimile of American Psycho.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2016
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2016
    Take American Psycho, set it in the UK, change the 80's music to the 90's Britpop scene and you near enough have this. Very good soundtrack but, if you have seen American Psycho you know exactly what to expect from this yet it is still enjoyable.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2016
    A nasty individual does the classic bad guy monologuing ... for the length of the film. It's about the cutthroat record business in London (ha ha). Starts cleverly enough but loses steam in the middle. There's a girl band send-up that could've been milked more.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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