Texas Killing Fields Reviews

October 21, 2011
The characters will be familiar to fans of police procedural shows and TV movies.
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.
October 20, 2011
[A] southern-fried rehash of David Fincher's Seven.
October 20, 2011
Scenes do not always necessarily follow one another. I was sometimes unclear who some of the characters were.
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.
October 14, 2011
Long on style and short on coherent storytelling...
October 13, 2011
Takes its suspense for granted, which leaves it weak where it should be at its most chilling.
October 13, 2011
Like the Texas City killer's plans, something's gone terribly wrong.
October 13, 2011
Forget about murder: this moody cop thriller is guilty of a more heinous offence - criminal negligence of its dream-team cast.
October 13, 2011
It's all just shorthand and clichs from other cop movies - the moral avenger, the workaholic loner.
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.
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.
October 11, 2011
As solid Saturday night entertainment goes, this is a consistently compelling, enjoyably old school potboiler.
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.
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.
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.