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Simon Killer Reviews

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 10, 2013
A refreshing departure from the current glut of slasher movies that make the mistake of thinking more gore can ever replace the feeling of icy dread that you've been played by a madman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
April 9, 2013
Builds a quiet, creeping sense of menace, with a courageously unsympathetic performance from Corbet at its icy heart.
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
April 8, 2013
Black-veined and dark-hearted, this is another persuasive character study from Campos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Grierson
April 5, 2013
The quietly unsettling "Simon Killer" asks us to study its main character, a screwed-up enigma, who can't get out of the way of his own self-destructive tendencies.
Top Critic
April 5, 2013
The film is frequently masterful, suggesting the turbulent inner state of an American sociopath who believes himself to be a good guy.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 5, 2013
A noirish character study of a young American in Paris, "Simon Killer" chillingly combines the classic amoral drifter out of James M. Cain with a very contemporary figure - the overemotional, overeducated, spineless slacker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 5, 2013
Though the film's ice-cold blend of the cerebral and the atavistic can be off-putting, it enables a queasy portrait of moral disengagement that lingers long after Simon has slipped from the screen.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 4, 2013
Sort of "An American Psycho's European Vacation," this indie dramatic thriller mixes sex and violence and still winds up dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jordan Hoffman
April 4, 2013
brooding and mesmerizing
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Emma Simmonds
The List
April 4, 2013
Simon Killer eschews easy answers and obvious characterisation and it's all the more impressive because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Simon Abrams
Chicago Sun-Times
April 4, 2013
A relentless and largely unrewarding descent into an ostensibly personal hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anton Bitel
April 3, 2013
Alienation, anomie, angst, affectlessness, electropop - Antonio Campos' coolly undemonstrative second feature brings into gradual focus an American (sociopath) in Paris.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 3, 2013
An aesthetically fussed-over, feel-bad character study-the ugly American narrative rejiggered for Generation Hipster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chris Klimek
Village Voice
April 3, 2013
If Simon Killer's tragic drift is predictable, the seedy particulars still engross.
Edward Douglas
April 2, 2013
The type of film that makes you ponder long and hard afterwards to appreciate what Antonio Campos was trying to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Eric Kohn
April 2, 2013
Bleakly enigmatic about the motives of its psychotic protagonist, "Simon Killer" gets cozy with one man's pathological rage.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
April 1, 2013
Gripping and unsettling..There is a fly-on-the-wall quality to the scenes that's almost voyeuristic. It creates a sense of floating dread that builds as the film goes on.
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
March 31, 2013
The film has many elements of a thriller, but ultimately Antonio Campos's interest lies much more in profiling, yet never over-determining, his moody protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 24, 2013
A sexy, seductive portrayal of one young man's downward spiral into existential Hell on the chilly Parisian streets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harvey S. Karten
March 20, 2013
A solid psychological thriller that could remind viewers of Ted Bundy, a cold, calculating psychopath who knew how to succeed with women.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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