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Simon Killer Reviews

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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.
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Alonso Duralde
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.
January 23, 2012
Due to the overdone visual trickery from writer/director Antonio Campos, the movie ends up killing itself. And might as well be retitled Simon Suicide.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric D. Snider
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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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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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
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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
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2012
An unpalatable Franco-American entrée one would like to send back to wherever it came from.
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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
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.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 14, 2013
Unpleasant, but not negligible.
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
January 23, 2012
Any American distributor who bothers with this one would be well advised to book it into bondage clubs, where at least half the audience is likely to enjoy pointless, masochistic experiences.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 2, 2013
Self-consciousness passing for style.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Klimek
Village Voice
April 3, 2013
If Simon Killer's tragic drift is predictable, the seedy particulars still engross.
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
Craig Skinner
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
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January 22, 2013
Simon Killer utilizes music better than any other movie I've seen at Sundance, loud and bombastic, half the time we hear sounds as filtered through Simon's iPod earbuds.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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