The Snowtown Murders Reviews

  • The Snowtown Murders
    • Genre : Thriller
    • Release Date : March 02, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 120
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : IFC Midnight
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  • you can't help but sigh with relief when events turn to serial killing (finally?)
    3 of 5 by Joshua Rothkop [Time Out New York ]
  • unpleasant exercise from beginning to end
    by Megan Lehmann [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • this is an unflinchingly livid chronicle of a killer in the style of an Oz Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    3 of 5 by Tim Evans [Sky Movies ]
  • this is a well made but gruesome and often unwatchably violent film, made the more disturbing by its deferred and indirect revelations about the killer's modus operandi
    4 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • there is no frisson or eroticism at play here; instead, the scene does away with any sense you might have had of Bunting's humanity
    5 of 5 by Clem Bastow [The Vine ]
  • promising juicy (if disgusting) morsels then withholding them from the audience for maximum effect
    4 of 5 by Matt Glasby [Total Film ]
  • not torture porn, although torture does occur
    3.5 of 5 by Matthew Pejkovic [Matt's Movie Reviews ]
  • not a pretty picture, but impressively acted by unknowns and well-directed by name-to-watch Justin Kurzel
    4 of 5 by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine ]
  • its grimly realistic style may be off-putting to some viewers
    4 of 5 by Martin Roberts [Fan The Fire ]
  • it's a film you want to turn away from but can't, because the psychology's so astute, the absence of any way out for Jamie so tangible and devastating
    5 of 5 by Tim Robey [Daily Telegraph ]
  • director Justin Kurzel's m.o. seems to be to leave the audience in the dark regarding the depths of evil in Snowtown for as long as possible
    by Karina Longworth [Village Voice ]
  • create a discomfiting atmosphere of dread, all the more uncomfortable because it is closely based on real events
    3.5 of 5 by Shaun Munro [What Culture ]
  • an uncomfortable film to watch, but its sickening suburban horror is made bearable by Kurzel's rigorous restraint, mostly oblique presentation of the killings and fierce determination to delve beneath the grisly details
    4 of 5 by Nigel Floyd [Time Out London ]
  • a true story told with rare skill by a new director from whom a great deal more will be heard
    4 of 5 by Derek Malcolm [This Is London ]
  • a powerful, emotionally draining serial killer drama that marks director Justin Kurzel out as a talent to watch. Highly recommended
    4 of 5 by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon ]
  • a movie that can be admired in many respects from a distance but is progressively less emotionally engaging
    by Richard Kuipers [Variety ]

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