The Snowtown Murders Reviews

March 15, 2012
Your appreciation of this Australian horror movie will depend on whether you think its artistry justifies its unrelenting ugliness.
March 15, 2012
The film is a chilling study of an evil, dominant personality and his victims.
March 2, 2012
Overlong and grim to the point where some scenes are virtually unwatchable...
March 1, 2012
An impressive but exceptionally disturbing feature debut from Australian director Justin Kurzel that pushes the new wave of Aussie crime films up a notch.
March 1, 2012
This distressing infiltration of a family of young boys by a charismatic psychopath rewards with a stylistic talent that feels entirely new.
March 1, 2012
What is it with first-time Australian filmmakers and ultraviolent true-crime movies about thuggish underclass families?
February 29, 2012
A movie that heaps so much dank atmosphere on its suburbanites, you can't help but sigh with relief when events turn to serial killing (finally?).
February 28, 2012
A dull thriller of ultra-bleak withholding.
February 23, 2012
The result is a movie that can be admired in many respects from a distance but is progressively less emotionally engaging.
November 19, 2011
A true story told with rare skill by a new director from whom a great deal more will be heard.
November 17, 2011
Thought provoking, but leeringly nasty and deeply unsettling. This is one that will linger with you for days.
November 17, 2011
It reminded me, oddly, of Richard Fleischer's sordid history of John Christie in 10 Rillington Place - here is the killer; here is his shabby habitat, and here are his crimes.
November 15, 2011
'Snowtown' is an uncomfortable film to watch, but its sickening suburban horror is made bearable by Kurzel's rigorous restraint...
June 16, 2011
Snowtown is an absolutely mesmerising, uncompromising crime-movie masterpiece. Understated in style, chilling in effect, devastating in of the most unnerving serial killer films ever made.
May 17, 2011
A well-made but hard-to-watch portrait of Australia's worst serial killer.