Kill by Inches
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Diane Doniol-Valcroze and Arthur Flam debut with this noirish psychological thriller about an obsessive tailor, recalling the works of David Lynch and The Quay Brothers. Thomas (Emmanuel Salinger) is an anxious young tailor eager to please his clients and his overly critical father. Previous mistakes have made Thomas supremely conscious of measuring fabric properly. Just before the annual ball, Thomas's neurosis boils over into madness, resulting in murder. This film was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Starts out as a wickedly stylized, derisively grotesque contemplation of the obsessive world of the tailor, and gradually descends into the gruesome horror of a deadly sibling rivalry."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A ponderous, almost wordless sliver of grotesquerie that doggedly suggests cut-rate Jeunet/Caro or Quay Brothers."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"Light on dialogue and heavy on creepy atmosphere."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A derivative film that is as weird as a Quay Brothers one, but as stale as a month old roast."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Climaxes with a competition in which tailors try to guess the measurements of fully dressed models, the ultimate thrill for Thomas, something less than that for the public."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Preposterous without being surreal."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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