Killing Season
Killing Season (2013)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David DeWitt
New York Times

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Tables keep turning, traps keep springing and the actors keep acting, acting, acting.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

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.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The pretentious, preposterous, dueling-dialect flameout called "Killing Season" has to stand as one of the biggest missed opportunities in iconic matchups.

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Alissa Simon
Variety

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Boyd van Hoeij
Hollywood Reporter

A drawn out cat-and-mouse game never catches fire.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... establishes some mild tension but never generates any sort of meaningful insight into post-war trauma.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I admit I was excited seeing this but I was also very wary. Robert Deniro is a legend and I often like John Travolta too in certain roles so the potential of… More
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Al S
A well-crafted, wonderfully character driven and slick piece of action movie making. It's one hell of a thrilling and intense action movie. It grabs you… More
Manu Gino
The purest form of war is one on one. Good movie! Killing Season brings to the big screen the first collaboration of two great actors, Robert De Niro and John… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars...
Everett Johnson
*** Sometimes when I see a movie like this and it doesn't get a theatrical release I kind of scratch my head. This is a simple movie about a Bosnian(John… More