The Snowtown Murders (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Snowtown Murders (2012)



Critic Consensus: It's a bleak and brutal endurance test, but for viewers with the strength and patience to make it to the end, Snowtown will prove an uncommonly powerful viewing experience.

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When 16 year-old Jamie is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so does Jamie's suspicions, until he finds his world threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia's most notorious serial killer. -- (C) Official Site

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Louise Harris
as Elizabeth
Denis Davey
as Guitar Player
Allan Chapple
as Prayer Reader
Bryan Sellars
as Minister
Nigel Howard
as Man at Dinner
Joanne Argent
as Woman at Dinner
Astrid Adriaens
as Woman at Dinner
Hannah Shelley
as Vikki's Baby
Jenny Hallam
as Social Worker
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Critic Reviews for The Snowtown Murders

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Your appreciation of this Australian horror movie will depend on whether you think its artistry justifies its unrelenting ugliness.

March 15, 2012 | Full Review…

The film is a chilling study of an evil, dominant personality and his victims.

March 15, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Overlong and grim to the point where some scenes are virtually unwatchable...

March 2, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

An impressive but exceptionally disturbing feature debut from Australian director Justin Kurzel that pushes the new wave of Aussie crime films up a notch.

March 1, 2012 | Full Review…

This distressing infiltration of a family of young boys by a charismatic psychopath rewards with a stylistic talent that feels entirely new.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5

What is it with first-time Australian filmmakers and ultraviolent true-crime movies about thuggish underclass families?

March 1, 2012 | Rating: B-
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Audience Reviews for The Snowtown Murders

Confusing. Slow. Sick...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Though a realistic, unnerving depiction of psychopathy and underclass, 'Snowtown' is too slow and features a slew of characters who you don't care for whatsoever.

Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins

Super Reviewer

Ugly and fascinating. Uncomfortable yet captivating. Overall a sad, dark film that is extremely well crafted, acted and directed.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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