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Simon Killer Reviews

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Brandon Judell
Huffington Post
August 12, 2016
Corbet is a major new talent, whose future promise seems without boundaries
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
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.
Eric D. Snider
About.com
July 12, 2013
There's a highly engaging dramatic thriller hidden somewhere in this lugubrious, tamped-down Parisian nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 15, 2013
Simon Killer is a sensory, experiential film - more of a state of mind than a straightforward story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 2, 2013
Self-consciousness passing for style.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 27, 2013
Not for everyone, in fact generally disrecommended for anyone except those who admired Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 14, 2013
Unpleasant, but not negligible.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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.
Billy Tatum
Paste Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.6/10
Sarah Cronin
Electric Sheep
April 12, 2013
Although Brady Corbet is a compelling actor and succeeds at times in capturing an almost boyish charm, he's playing a nasty, unappealing and unredemptive character.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
April 12, 2013
For a horror film, this is unusually subtle and disturbing, rather than all-out scary, quietly profiling a creepy central character in ways that are designed to provoke the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 12, 2013
The performances of Brady Corbet as the taciturn American and Mati Diop as the sympathetic prostitute lend the film watchability ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 11, 2013
Brutal, nasty, unflinching. If you like that kind of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Barnes
Guardian
April 11, 2013
An artfully shot, po-faced thriller about an American graduate student going to pieces on an extended break in Paris.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
It is brutally raw and difficult watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 11, 2013
Impressively directed and sharply written, this is a disturbing study in sociopathy with a compelling lead performance from Brady Corbet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
April 10, 2013
The overall sense
of chilly disengagement becomes trying, and there's a last-minute switch that suggests that Campos is trying to have his croissant and eat it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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