The Killing Jar Poster

Release Date: March 19th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 22nd, 2011

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Seven people are passing time late one evening at a roadside diner in the middle of nowhere. When a radio reports the disturbing murder of a family in a nearby county, the patrons immediately suspect new arrival Doe as the killer. Armed with a shotgun Doe takes the seven hostage, but as the body count rises the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

Cast: Michael Madsen, Harold Perrineau, Amber Benson, Jake Busey, Danny Trejo, Lew Temple, Kevin Gage, Lindsey Axelsson

Director: Mark Young

Genres: Thriller

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Mark Young’s bargain-basement thriller is as witless as the captor’s motive; to paraphrase another well-dressed Madsen psycho, this little doggie barks, but it has no bite. show more

  • Benson is so terrible her close-up line readings feel as inconsequential as the insert shots, and Madsen, it must be said, finally looks exasperated with playing grumbly psychos. At times he looks as helpless as his hostages. show more

  • A cliched, talky variation on the 1936 Bogie classic "The Petrified Forest," with scant dramatic tension but gallons of spilled blood on the menu. show more

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