Killing Season
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Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a reclusive American military veteran (Robert De Niro) and a European tourist (John Travolta) strike up an unlikely friendship. But when the tourist's true intentions come to light, what follows is a tense battle across some of America's most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one. (c) Official Facebook

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not worthless, but it's not good. As a genre film, it's too ambitious; as an art film, it's too obvious."
‑ David DeWitt, New York Times
"Tables keep turning, traps keep springing and the actors keep acting, acting, acting."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"It wants to be a war-is-Hell 'coming home' story, but it ends up playing like a cheap action flick starring two men who are obviously too old to be running through the woods beating the living crap out of each other."
‑ Eric Melin,
"Badly written, ineptly staged, horribly acted, historically suspect and boring beyond belief ..."
‑ Peter Sobczynski,
"This barebones time-killer from the ruthlessly frugal folks at Millennium Films announces its intentions from the title on, and its two stars...seem glumly game to scowl their way through the proceedings with the professionalism of a mercenary..."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
"The pretentious, preposterous, dueling-dialect flameout called "Killing Season" has to stand as one of the biggest missed opportunities in iconic matchups."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"The sight of Robert De Niro and John Travolta sharing the screen for the first time reps the one and only selling point of Killing Season."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"Comes full up with heavy-handed signifiers, from Ben's choice of reading (Hemingway...) to a hammered motif of lapsed Christianity (the climax takes place in a rotting church) that underlines the theme of living with the sins of the past. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Playing out like a brutally graphic Tom and Jerry skit at times, Killing Season lacks the atmospheric tension necessary to keep us consistently engaged."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"Killing Season is competently put together, yet the woefully hollow dialogue and the predictable plot developments make for a pretty bland flick."
‑ JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"If you've always wanted to see Robert De Niro forced to thread a steel rod through an open wound and then strung upside down by John Travolta, this is the movie for you."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A drawn out cat-and-mouse game never catches fire."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
"... establishes some mild tension but never generates any sort of meaningful insight into post-war trauma."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Derivative and bizarrely graphic, Killing Season is nothing more than another forgettable entry in two ongoing filmographies that desperately need more inspired professional choices."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Horrormeister Eli Roth would get a charge out of the torture scenes."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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