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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Kill List has a slow build, but don't be lulled into complacency. This is one of the most violent and disturbing films you'll see in an art house. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It would be easy to say that the final minutes of this mixed-up thriller make everything before it meaningless, but that would indicate the odd conclusion has meaning, too. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Director-screenwriter Ben Wheatley brings a fresh mystery and bite to the hitman genre, although a deeply weird twist and buckets of gore may throw more than a few audience members. show more

  • 55
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Wheatley drops enough unnerving bread crumbs in the first two-thirds to leave you wondering where the hell he's headed, and even the big finale should be satisfying enough: It just belongs to a different movie, and it's unsettling in a way that doesn't feel earned. show more

  • 60
    Scott Tobias NPR

    Following up his acclaimed debut feature "Down Terrace," a gangster drama that also mixed genre shocks with dark comedy and explosive family spats, Wheatley gives Kill List a discordant tone that makes it feel like a horror film even when it isn't. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    One of the scariest films I've seen in ages, although I cannot in all honesty explain exactly what the movie is about. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie may leave you scratching your head way too much when it's over. Yet it proves Ben Wheatley not only knows how to make a movie, but he knows how to make three at the same time. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A scuzzy little cross between a crime movie and a horror freak-out that gets under your skin and stays there, even if you can't understand half of what the characters are saying. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Banal at the beginning and preposterous at the close, the British horror film Kill List jumbles together wildly incongruous ingredients to create a dramatic mush. show more

  • 38
    Slant Magazine

    It's a road movie of sorts, like the Steve Coogan/Bob Brydon comedy The Trip, only with fewer expert impressions and more inept executions, but lovely scenery just the same. show more

  • December 23, 2012 robinasheroy
    Report This User

    Graphic violence with many plot sequences which do not help the languid narrative to reinforce much needed depth to a subject, which had potential. In general a very weak effort, infantile and lacking in direction although some good acting performances from the men give it 2 stars. The main character\'s wife sorry, but does not pass off for being Swedish.

  • March 04, 2012 kylebxx
    Report This User

    If i could describe Kill List in one word it would be: Crazy. At the beginning it starts to make you wonder what i going on and what is going to happen while progressing slowly. Displaying powerful emotions and acting, Kill List just grows into what you would want to be kept as a nightmare. Kill List will make you clench your fist and bite your lip, hoping the suspense will end soon. And just when you think the craziness has ended, think again.

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