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Laura Prepon and Misha Collins star as the murderous pair whose deplorable crimes sent shock waves of terror rippling across Canada in director Joel Bender's unflinching look at the crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. On the surface Bernardo (Collins) and Homolka (Prepon) were your average everyday Canadian couple; they had a nice house in the suburbs, a dog, lots of friends, and a bright future ahead of them. As Paul is singled out as the prime suspect in a series of particularly vicious rapes and Karla's sister dies under mysterious circumstances, however, a horrifying truth… More

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"Things in the movie, like the slasher movie music cues, hint that Karla has exploitation in its veins. The reasons for making it -- and seeing it -- remain more than slightly suspect."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Movies about real life serial killers are released frequently. It's when they're missing grief that they become an insult to the memory of the dead."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"Because we only see one side of the events, "Karla" rings unconvincing and sensationalistic."
‑ Angela Baldassarre, Sympatico.ca
"What proves most disturbing is the way in which the film portrays Homolka as a victim."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"You can call it guilty of exploitation, tastelessness or insensitivity if you like, but its greatest failing is a certain deadly pointlessness."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"...hopelessly inept and thoroughly awful..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Controversial and innately creepy, it left me feeling... well, dirty."
‑ Pat St. Germain, Jam! Movies
"No audience, Canadian or otherwise, will learn anything here outside of the macabre facts. Worse, they won't feel anything either, not even -- and this is inexcusable -- for the victims themselves."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Victims outshine their captors"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Little ambiguity or tension at the core of this hollow karaoke version of the Bernardo-Homolka murders . . . Karla seldom probes its title character's own complicity."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"In truth, nothing in the movie Karla will add much to the debate, other than serving as yet another reminder. But I do not believe it will do any harm, either."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
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