• The Killing Jar (1997)

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Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: August 4th, 1998

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
A man's (Brett Cullen) bizarre behavior makes his wife (Tamlyn Tomita) suspect his involvement in a series of brutal murders.

Cast: Brett Cullen, Tamlyn Tomita, Tom Bower, Brion James, Wes Studi, M. Emmet Walsh, Xander Berkeley, Frank McRae

Director: Evan Crooke

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

  • 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

  • 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

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