Simon Killer Reviews

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May 15, 2013
Simon Killer is a sensory, experiential film - more of a state of mind than a straightforward story.
May 2, 2013
Self-consciousness passing for style.
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 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
The performances of Brady Corbet as the taciturn American and Mati Diop as the sympathetic prostitute lend the film watchability ...
April 11, 2013
Brutal, nasty, unflinching. If you like that kind of thing.
April 11, 2013
An artfully shot, po-faced thriller about an American graduate student going to pieces on an extended break in Paris.
April 11, 2013
It is brutally raw and difficult watching.
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.
April 8, 2013
Black-veined and dark-hearted, this is another persuasive character study from Campos.
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.
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.
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.
April 4, 2013
The unusual shooting style and tendency to go to dark and uncomfortable places will undoubtedly lose some along the way, but for the rest, it's a twisted experience that'll undoubtedly leave a mark.
April 4, 2013
Sort of "An American Psycho's European Vacation," this indie dramatic thriller mixes sex and violence and still winds up dull.
April 4, 2013
brooding and mesmerizing
April 4, 2013
A relentless and largely unrewarding descent into an ostensibly personal hell.
April 3, 2013
An aesthetically fussed-over, feel-bad character study-the ugly American narrative rejiggered for Generation Hipster.
April 3, 2013
If Simon Killer's tragic drift is predictable, the seedy particulars still engross.
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