Simon Killer
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A heartbroken American on a soul-searching trip to Paris finds his buried secrets clawing their way to the surface in this neo-noir thriller from writer/director Antonio Campos (Afterschool). Lovelorn in the aftermath of a recent break-up with his longtime girlfriend, American college graduate Simon (Brady Corbet) wanders the streets of Paris aimlessly, and drifts into a sex parlor where he encounters mysterious prostitute Victoria (Mati Diop). His emotions suddenly reawakened, Simon hatches a plan to blackmail one of her wealthy clients -- a crime that has some unexpected repercussions for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Simon Killer is a sensory, experiential film - more of a state of mind than a straightforward story."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Another terrific performance from Brady Corbet, but it's in the service of a parade of horrors that never leads anywhere interesting."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"There's a highly engaging dramatic thriller hidden somewhere in this lugubrious, tamped-down Parisian nightmare."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Simon Killer is as juvenile as the behaviour of its central character, but thankfully its weaker moments are reasonably scarce and for the most part the film is an interesting, if a little surface level, character study that is difficult to shake off."
‑ Craig Skinner, HeyUGuys
"Although Brady Corbet is a compelling actor and succeeds at times in capturing an almost boyish charm, he's playing a nasty, unappealing and unredemptive character."
‑ Sarah Cronin, Electric Sheep
"Self-consciousness passing for style."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"It is brutally raw and difficult watching."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"Not for everyone, in fact generally disrecommended for anyone except those who admired Martha Marcy May Marlene."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Unpleasant, but not negligible."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"For a horror film, this is unusually subtle and disturbing, rather than all-out scary, quietly profiling a creepy central character in ways that are designed to provoke the audience."
‑ Rich Cline,
""Simon Killer" is a beautifully made look at ugliness and brutality, the kind of oxymoronic exercise that fascinates some and repels others."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The overall sense
of chilly disengagement becomes trying, and there's a last-minute switch that suggests that Campos is trying to have his croissant and eat it."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"... a sexy, edgy character study that slowly draws you into its web even as it unnerves you ... a hybrid of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley" and, for its steamy lovemaking, the X-rated 'Last Tango in Paris.'"
‑ Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope
"Simon Killer leaves you uneasy long before you wonder if Simon will get caught or find a conscience for his crimes, both real and imagined."
‑ Billy Tatum, Paste Magazine
"The performances of Brady Corbet as the taciturn American and Mati Diop as the sympathetic prostitute lend the film watchability ..."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
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