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The Snowtown Murders Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 15, 2012
Your appreciation of this Australian horror movie will depend on whether you think its artistry justifies its unrelenting ugliness.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 15, 2012
The film is a chilling study of an evil, dominant personality and his victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 2, 2012
Overlong and grim to the point where some scenes are virtually unwatchable...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
March 1, 2012
An impressive but exceptionally disturbing feature debut from Australian director Justin Kurzel that pushes the new wave of Aussie crime films up a notch.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 1, 2012
This distressing infiltration of a family of young boys by a charismatic psychopath rewards with a stylistic talent that feels entirely new.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 1, 2012
What is it with first-time Australian filmmakers and ultraviolent true-crime movies about thuggish underclass families?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 29, 2012
A movie that heaps so much dank atmosphere on its suburbanites, you can't help but sigh with relief when events turn to serial killing (finally?).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
February 28, 2012
A dull thriller of ultra-bleak withholding.
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Richard Kuipers
February 23, 2012
The result is a movie that can be admired in many respects from a distance but is progressively less emotionally engaging.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 15, 2011
'Snowtown' is an uncomfortable film to watch, but its sickening suburban horror is made bearable by Kurzel's rigorous restraint...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2011
A well-made but hard-to-watch portrait of Australia's worst serial killer.