Simon Killer Reviews
September 23, 2020
Easily one of the most visually appealing of 2012's films.
November 27, 2019
Simon Killer is a psychiatrist's playground -- moral ambivalence, violence, pathological liar, violent sex, and at the same time, seeming like a lost little boy pulling every stunt in the book to get attention. Simon is manipulative evil.
November 22, 2019
Corbet brilliantly pitches his character on a razor's edge between pitiful and terrifying: even when he's being sweet he reeks of malevolence.
June 22, 2019
I was immediately taken by its sludgy imagery, great performances, and uninviting atmosphere.
April 15, 2019
A raw, primal film that will leave you emotionally and psychologically stripped. Though a feeling of unease and dissonance pervades it, its cinematic elements are immaculate.
February 13, 2019
A dark, visually arresting piece that uses its ambivalence and sordidness to pose serious questions about the limits of youthful delusions.
May 21, 2018
[Simon] is an alienated and alienating character, and this chilling character study is near-impossible to love but easy to admire.
August 12, 2016
Corbet is a major new talent, whose future promise seems without boundaries
April 28, 2015
The kind of film we'll look back on more fondly after everybody involved has moved on to bigger and better things.
July 12, 2013
There's a highly engaging dramatic thriller hidden somewhere in this lugubrious, tamped-down Parisian nightmare.
May 15, 2013
Simon Killer is a sensory, experiential film - more of a state of mind than a straightforward story.
May 2, 2013
"Simon Killer" is a beautifully made look at ugliness and brutality, the kind of oxymoronic exercise that fascinates some and repels others.
April 27, 2013
Not for everyone, in fact generally disrecommended for anyone except those who admired Martha Marcy May Marlene.
April 25, 2013
... a sexy, edgy character study that slowly draws you into its web even as it unnerves you ... a hybrid of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley" and, for its steamy lovemaking, the X-rated 'Last Tango in Paris.'
April 14, 2013
Simon Killer is as juvenile as the behaviour of its central character, but thankfully its weaker moments are reasonably scarce and for the most part the film is an interesting, if a little surface level, character study that is difficult to shake off.
April 12, 2013
Another terrific performance from Brady Corbet, but it's in the service of a parade of horrors that never leads anywhere interesting.
April 12, 2013
Simon Killer leaves you uneasy long before you wonder if Simon will get caught or find a conscience for his crimes, both real and imagined.