Texas Killing Fields Reviews
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.
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
-Average to below average
-Over stuffed and familiar plot
-Useless plot points & characters
+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.