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Texas Killing Fields Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
The film doesn't really go anywhere or establish any narrative sense, which is problem, since it's ostensibly a police procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 4, 2012
A pretty routine police procedural with...a little bit of regional flavor.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 20, 2011
Scenes do not always necessarily follow one another. I was sometimes unclear who some of the characters were.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
February 2, 2012
"Texas Killing Fields" is nothing more than an average crime thriller with some better-than-average suspense. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2011
Like the Texas City killer's plans, something's gone terribly wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 9, 2011
On more than one occasion, scenes just don't seem to fit right, as if an editing-room scuffle had left some crucial connective tissue on the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 14, 2011
The only notable element of this police procedural is that director Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of filmmaker Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral"), who produced here, appreciates dad's esthetic but can't replicate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cath Clarke
Guardian
October 13, 2011
Forget about murder: this moody cop thriller is guilty of a more heinous offence - criminal negligence of its dream-team cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
October 13, 2011
It might be unfair to read an artist's work on the basis of her lineage, but Ami Canaan Mann is asking for it.
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
October 11, 2011
Director Mann does a fine job in presenting a bleak, matter-of-fact police procedural TV pilot. Only problem is, Texas Killing Fields was not made for television.
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
October 21, 2011
A procedural without structure. It's a mood piece with no definable mood. It's a thriller without clear villains or even threats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
Matt Pais
RedEye
October 20, 2011
The police intelligence couldn't be more basic--oh, really, do you think those sleazy dudes changed the license plate on their car?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 13, 2012
depressing characters slogging through a depressing story for a depressing movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 13, 2011
It's all just shorthand and clichés from other cop movies - the moral avenger, the workaholic loner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 14, 2011
Long on style and short on coherent storytelling...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 1, 2012
Don Ferrarone's script could have used one more revision for sequential flow, character depth and back-story clarity. But there's promise for Ms. Mann.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lana Berkowitz
Houston Chronicle
October 21, 2011
The characters will be familiar to fans of police procedural shows and TV movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
October 21, 2011
Post-Silence of the Lambs and Se7en, there's no reason for the level of suspense to be commensurate with a first season episode of C.S.I. New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
October 21, 2011
Nothing in this film sets your nerves a-tingling.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
October 21, 2011
Merely an elongated version of any current crime show on television
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