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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Sort of “An American Psycho’s European Vacation,” this indie dramatic thriller mixes sex and violence and still winds up dull. show more

  • 10
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    This lushly and pretentiously made drama about a young American whose worst instincts are unleashed during a stay in Paris endeavors to entice with details of the seedy underworld of La Pigalle but is a turn-off in almost every respect. show more

  • 65
    Scott Tobias NPR

    The film is frequently masterful, suggesting the turbulent inner state of an American sociopath who believes himself to be a good guy. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie fares less well when the plot and Simon’s neuroses come to the surface, but there is some tremendous suspense in the movie’s final scene. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Writer-director Antonio Campos, making excellent use of the queasy rhythms of a percussive musical score, keeps piling up the dread as we wonder just how dangerous Simon can be to the women who keep taking pity on him. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    The film has many elements of a thriller, but ultimately Antonio Campos's interest lies much more in profiling, yet never over-determining, his moody protagonist. show more

  • 50

    A relentless and largely unrewarding descent into an ostensibly personal hell. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Simon Killer is a beautifully made look at ugliness and brutality, the kind of oxymoronic exercise that fascinates some and repels others. show more

  • 60

    Black-veined and dark-hearted, this is another persuasive character study from Campos. show more

  • 60
    Henry Barnes The Guardian

    Brady Corbet is excellent as thoroughly unlikable Simon. show more

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