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Texas Killing Fields Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ September 2, 2016
Some ideas and especially the atmosphere of the southern swamps remind of the first True Detective season, and came out years before it. But the timing is off a couple of times and the characters just aren't as compelling. In the end the film does pick up a little speed and you can't blame a story based on real events for being not particularly spectacular or surprising. But if it wasn't for the good names in the cast this would have been instantly forgotten.
½ July 22, 2016
Disappointed at the story line: what a waste of a good cast!
April 24, 2016
It's a rip off of The Silence of the Lambs and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
February 28, 2016
with the cast line up like it was, I felt everyone was just not used to their full potential. but on the other hand, they did as well as they could with what they were given. a story of cat and mouse game between cops and killers and the outcome is predictable. I'm not familiar with the story it's based on so I can't compare but the movie itself needed more work.
½ February 14, 2016
a really good cast does there job however a story with alot missing in it as far as building the bad guy goes really effected me getting into this
½ October 10, 2015
This thriller which was "inspired by true events" has an amazing cast including: Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Clarke! Unfortunately, all the star power can't save the film from a weak script. The story could've been very good, but they just couldn't pull it together, it's the 2nd film directed by daughter of Michael Mann. Still worth a watch for the cast though.
½ July 19, 2015
the armosphere and characters are good but the whole story is a little all over the place. The setting and the ambition was there, I wonder if Danny Boyle sensed a style no substance product and quickly fled
July 13, 2015
-Ocassional drag
-Average to below average
-Over stuffed and familiar plot
-Useless plot points & characters
+Solid performances
+Gritty fresh setting
+Though familiar and too bloated, the plot remains fairly intersting.

Though familiar, the plot remains fairly interesting. Combine that with mostly solid performances and that makes Texas Killing Fields an almost-better-than-average crime flick worth a watch.
April 29, 2015
While the film sported a great cast with a nice turn in from Worthington, it still could not escape the "made for TV" run of the mill feeling and tone that it carried. With too many stories going on at once and a few loose ends that were never tied up its a difficult film to recommend. While the performances were great the script just felt too jumbled and weighed down and at times the pace dragged. It's an ok watch if you are a fan of shows like "C.S.I." D+
March 10, 2015
No mater what have said by critics, this is a Hi-Octane thriller.
January 31, 2015
True stories really interest me. I really liked this one!
January 26, 2015
Could've been so much better
½ January 25, 2015
A great cast and a very strong start save the films ultimately muddled story. Secondly, if you are going to have a mystery regarding who the killer is try not to make it the most obviously creepy person you meet early on.
½ December 23, 2014
Goid cast. Tragic story which feels like it wasn't fully told. Character and plot development are lacking but you're still compelled to watch. Cold killings without reason. Nice chemistry between the three lead detectives. Chlo├┬ź Grace Moritz shines through her strong and quiet presence.
½ November 23, 2014
Texas Killing Fields doesn't blend the best for me. I love segments of it, but some of the melodrama is just a bit corny. The actors do a lot to make up for it however.. some of the best in the biz.
Super Reviewer
October 26, 2014
Texas Killing Fields is a movie that should have been a TV series instead. There is way too much going on here for a simple two hour movie, leaving things confusing and unsettled. Based on a true story, Texas Killing Fields tells the story of an area outside of Texas City known as the highway to hell. Since 1970, more than 60 bodies have been found dumped in this desolate area and most of the crimes have never been solved. This film follows the arrival of a New York City Homicide Detective, who has moved to the area and starts investigating a recent series of crimes. If this film had stuck to the story, it would have been terrific, because there was a lot to work with. Instead, the film jumps between three different crimes, in two different jurisdictions, which leaves a team of detectives separated and working on their own things. There is absolutely no background story on the detectives, the victims, the suspects, or the fields, and when the cops are talking to people, it feels like you've missed a whole lot of background information. Everyone knows everyone in these small towns, but the writers seem to have forgotten that we don't know anyone and were left extremely confused. There are a dozen suspect and a new victim every half hour. With each cop working on his own, we are thrown back and fourth to the point where the film becomes unwatchable. Avatar's Sam Worthington stars and as with that film, he's really nothing special. The guy is an interesting side character at best, but definitely not ready to be starring his own film. His partner is played by Jeffery Morgan, who eerily looks like he could be Javier Bardem's twin. Morgan was somewhat better than Worthington, but again the performance was uneven and hard to judge, because it was simply impossible to keep up with what was going on. Texas Killing Fields had a real life story to play on, but too many good ideas for it's own good. The producers try to pack in as much as they could into 105 minutes, which wasn't enough time to tell the story, and left the audience scratching it's heads.
October 3, 2014
watchable.nothing too exciting. that is all
½ September 9, 2014
Shambolic and often incoherent, Mann┤s daughter clearly proves talent isn┤t genetic. A shame as despite decent performances, poor camera work and muddled writing completely sink it.
September 8, 2014
The worst murder mystery ever written for film.
August 31, 2014
Chloe Moretz and Jeffry Deam Morgan are great in the boring mystery. There are just too many illogical red herrings, bad acting and horrible editing to make this movie anything but a jumbled mess.
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