U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)

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16-year-old Mark meets local girl Rachel on the internet, he begins an intense online relationship. He quickly finds that he's besotted, that he'll do anything for her, even befriend her awkward, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped within the grips of a possessive boyfriend, is murdered, Mark and John make plans to avenge her death. Their actions draw the attention of a secret government department as they unwittingly stumble upon an ongoing operation. Soon Mark is recruited to commit a crime that made British legal history. Based on true events in the UK in 2003, this is the story of a friendship of opposites and the hidden evils that lurk deep within the Internet.
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Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Toby Regbo
as John
Mark Womack
as Mark's Dad
Joanne Froggatt
as Sarah Clayton
Liz White
as Janet
Amy Wren
as Zoey
Louise Delamere
as Mark's Mum
James Burrows
as Ryan Robins
Jack Lowden
as Henry
Anthony Warren
as PE Teacher
Brigid Zengeni
as History Teacher
Mingus Johnston
as Kevin McNeil
Quill Roberts
as John's Step Dad
Aiden Smith
as Shaved Head Guy/Kyle
Neil Stewart
as Careers Advisor
Charles De'Ath
as Teacher in Corridor
Kai Taylor
as Porn Star Actor
Kerry Louise
as Porn Star Actress
Missy Douglas
as Kyle's Daughter
Maddy Hill
as Check Out Girl
Johnny Palmiero
as PC Taylor
Roderick Culver
as Chief Inspector Brian Martin
Jonathan Barlow
as Prosecutor
Richard Trinder
as Mark's Defense Lawyer
Priyanga Burford
as John's Defense Lawyer
Hannah Douglas
as Girl on Beach
Hannah Douglass
as Girl on Beach
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

[Director Andrew Douglas] is only partially successful at depicting its many twists and turns in convincing fashion. But it's compelling nonetheless, if only for the sheer bizarreness of the events depicted.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's effective, in its way, and the acting is excellent, across the board. But "U Want Me 2 Kill Him" side-steps the real fascination with the story, its real guts, which is: Why?

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

Andrew Douglas, who directed the 2005 "The Amityville Horror" remake, mishandles the standard noir as straightforward drama and gives it an unfortunate after-school-special vibe.

Full Review… | March 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A compelling but ultimately unsatisfying film.

Full Review… | March 11, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Walden's structurally elaborate script can't quite conjure the social and environmental detail necessary to make the belief-defying believable on a dramatic level.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Viewers may feel they have been intentionally misled. Well, they have.

Full Review… | March 21, 2014
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Audience Reviews for U Want Me 2 Kill Him?

Excellent mystery about some very stupid and very damaged teenagers. Some of the situations and dialog may seem unbelievable at first, but most of it is very, very close to the actual events on which the film is based. Even if you figure out what is going on early, it is still fascinating to watch.

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo

If Spike Jonze's "Her" seeks to destigmatize and legitimize the existence of online relationships, "U Want Me 2 Kill Him?" seeks to do the opposite. But Walden's structurally elaborate script can't quite conjure the social and environmental detail necessary to make the belief-defying believable on a dramatic level.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Dunno why, except those periodic Jane Austen's work pieces, contemporary UK productions (no matter of TV or movies) always sound flippant & shallow in tone to me, when comparing to Hollywood, or other European, Nordic, etc Cinemas. "uwantme2killhim?" is just another example. The film actually is not that bad, the twist & turn at the end works on me too. The 'based on/inspired by true story/events' thing punchline is completely meaningless to me though.

WS Wu
WS Wu

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