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Texas Killing Fields Reviews

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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
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 20, 2011
The story simply doesn't stand up, with its combination of well-worn plot elements and confusing red herrings -- or maybe they're just details that don't add up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 20, 2011
[A] southern-fried rehash of David Fincher's Seven.
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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
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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
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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
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 13, 2011
Takes its suspense for granted, which leaves it weak where it should be at its most chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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
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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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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.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 13, 2011
We get to know the detectives at the film's core, how they work, what drives them, and the place they're sworn to protect. And then the film ends after telling only one story, which seems kind of odd these days.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 11, 2011
As solid Saturday night entertainment goes, this is a consistently compelling, enjoyably old school potboiler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 11, 2011
The identity of the villain is beside the point; he-she-it might as well have a Looney Tunes-ish neon arrow emblazoned KILLER! pointing at their noggin. What matters more is the thick sense of atmosphere that Mann and her collaborators conjure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 11, 2011
The plot is a chaos of underdeveloped relationships and frayed loose ends, but every so often, Mann does something so right that it makes this seem less a matter of narrative disorganization than a commentary on the anarchy intrinsic to any investigation.
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
September 9, 2011
Despite the presence of some notable names at the top of the cast including the currently ubiquitous Jessica Chastain, the steadily-paced drama looks more of a small-screen proposition.