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Simon Killer Reviews

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
May 2, 2013
Self-consciousness passing for style.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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 11, 2013
It is brutally raw and difficult watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
April 4, 2013
A relentless and largely unrewarding descent into an ostensibly personal hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
April 3, 2013
If Simon Killer's tragic drift is predictable, the seedy particulars still engross.
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-
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+
January 23, 2012
This noncommittal technique, relying on a combination of audience projection and unknowable complexity, defies the old-fashioned pleasure of peeling the onion of character psychology, but rewards those willing to read between the lines.
January 22, 2012
A brilliantly orchestrated work of cinema in a grimy, 1970s vein.
January 22, 2012
An unpalatable Franco-American entrée one would like to send back to wherever it came from.
January 21, 2012
It takes the all-too-common feelings of loneliness and disorientation and shows in disturbing detail how that can shade into madness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+