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The Vicious Kind Reviews

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 11, 2010
The characters spend far too much time working through their problems with drama-deadening directness.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Time Out
February 10, 2010
It's the sort of Sundance-approved movie that takes place in a stereotypically bleak rural locale, while an acoustic guitar twangs mournfully over the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 14, 2009
Indie drama reveals talent in front of and behind the camera.
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Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly
December 14, 2009
Inevitably, the film devolves into weepy catharsis, but with slick cinematography and colorfully cruel dialogue for Scott to chew up and spit at every member of this fine ensemble.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2009
The Vicious Kind upends the heavily tread dysfunctional family drama in ways that are unique, surprising and memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 11, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4