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Texas Killing Fields Reviews

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August 4, 2017
Great cast should have been way better!!
½ June 26, 2017
After a familiar girl goes missing, two detectives (Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) race against time before a serial killer claims her as his next victim.
April 30, 2017
Pretty good cast being overly melodramatic with a bad script. This movie is slow as hell and focusses on the wrong dimensions that would have made it far more interesting. Shame.
March 24, 2017
A quite enjoyable thriller.
The plot line is nothing special but well executed and the good acting by the two main characters makes the movie quite enjoyable.
The chemistry between Morgan and Worthington is good and their individual performances are even better. They deliver what they were payed for.
A similar statement can be made for Chloe Grace Moretz. While this isn't her best performance it is still a very intense and deep performance.
The only disruptive thing is the side story that goes on and draws attention away from the main plot. While it is slightly connected to the main story line it makes the plot seem rather less important. If the focus would've stayed more on Morgan and Worthington's story line the movie could've gotten even more intense and unfold more carefully. This way we can never really feel for the characters and while the story line is good the emotions stay away.
All in all we can say that while we have a solid story and acting the feelings and emotions of the movie are mostly absent and the other elements are rather average therefore we can justify the weak 3 star rating.
November 20, 2016
A strange one, this film. It's reasonably well shot and acted, and there's some half decent music. There's an array of fairly well know and competent cast, but the script and story fail to engage.

The potential bad guys, and the actual bad guys, when revealed, are barely given any screen time. In fact the good guys and victims, who are given plenty of screen time, are poorly developed. We hardly get to know any of the characters in this film, either through speech or action. It's as if they're there, but also not there at the same time.

The pace is slow with no real build up or pay off, a constant plateau from beginning to end, as if it never gets out of first gear, leaving the entire experience feeling empty and wasted. It is the epitome of underplaying and understating your narrative and protagonists to the point that no one cares. Even the cast look bored by it all.

Despite being fairly well produced, it simply fails to engage its audience like a compelling mystery crime thriller is supposed to do. 2.5/5
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.
Super Reviewer
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√¬ę Grace Moritz shines through her strong and quiet presence.
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