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The Killer Inside Me Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
The heralded "violent" scene practically screams "We need domestic distribution!" I don't think anyone in this movie actually likes this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 30, 2011
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Virginie SÚlavy
Electric Sheep
June 3, 2010
Crucially, the film fails to coherently convey the fact that Lou is an unreliable narrator and that what he tells us might not be true, something that would help explain the characterisation of the women and distance the film from his view of them.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 24, 2010
There is a point beyond which Lou's implacability brings diminishing returns. While I admire Affleck's performance, I believe Winterbottom and his writer, John Curran, may have miscalculated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
June 30, 2010
Full of nice little touches, but somehow misses the mark when it comes to the big picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 9, 2010
Little, however, can save The Killer Inside Me from its worst impulses, its reveling in brute violence that makes it hard to watch and nearly impossible to admire, even though it's carefully crafted.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 24, 2010
Winterbottom was right to keep the light and compositions flat and bright and eerily sunny, no matter what sort of evilness Lou perpetrates. But the story should grow progressively more reckless-seeming and feverish; instead, it is methodical to a fault.
| Original Score: 2/4
Anders Wotzke
July 15, 2010
Feminists, look away now.
| Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 21, 2010
One dry patch of desert
June 7, 2010
The Killer Inside Me undoubtedly touches upon compelling subjects, but having done so, doesn't appear to know quite what to do next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
May 1, 2010
David Lynch might have made something subversive out of these off-putting elements. Winterbottom has no idea what to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Roberts
Uncut Magazine [UK]
June 9, 2010
Winterbottom has said that movie violence shouldn't be pretty. And, clearly, he's got a point. It's a pity then, given the director's bravado, that his film's flaws are basic.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2010
Little more than torture porn tricked out in art-house finery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 15, 2010
Skillful but aloof, unable to truly burrow into and reflect its protagonist's psychosexual madness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
June 13, 2010
The result isn't drama so much as a waking nightmare of play-acting and predestined doom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Galvin
August 26, 2010
Winterbottom's film is really rather down beat and hard to take. Perhaps that's only just so. Lou's heart of darkness takes us to a dead end. It's the kind of violent movie where you just want all the bloody mayhem to stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
June 17, 2010
No movie for old men, or any other demographic for that matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 20, 2010
A lethal brew of misogynistic, sadistic horrors, Michael Winterbottom's carefully crafted psychological noir thriller, as told from the point of view of a killer, is disturbing in the extreme
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
August 26, 2010
Viewers are invited to spend these torpid minutes burrowing into Lou's back story in search of reasons why he is off his rocker. But this is one movie psycho that defies all amateur psychoanalysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 27, 2010
It's a credit to the British director that he's captured so much regional and class detail, but disappointing that his film's conclusions are almost banal, with a contrived finale that ties too many threads together.
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