Texas Killing Fields
Texas Killing Fields (2011)

Inspired by the string of real-life unsolved murders in a small Texan town, this tense and haunting thriller follows a local homicide detective (Sam Worthington), and his partner, a transplanted cop from New York City (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 31, 2012
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33%
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27%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Texas Killing Fields is a competent boilerplate crime thriller, brewing up characters and plots used in better films.

Lana Berkowitz
Houston Chronicle

The characters will be familiar to fans of police procedural shows and TV movies.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Scenes do not always necessarily follow one another. I was sometimes unclear who some of the characters were.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

The film doesn't really go anywhere or establish any narrative sense, which is problem, since it's ostensibly a police procedural.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The story simply doesn't stand up, with its combination of well-worn plot elements and confusing red herrings -- or maybe they're just details that don't add up.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The only notable element of this police procedural is that director Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of filmmaker Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral"), who produced here, appreciates dad's esthetic but can't replicate it.

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

I know many people don't like Sam Worthington and I'm one of them. Worthington is trying to prove that he's not the one-dimensional actor that we all think he is.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] southern-fried rehash of David Fincher's Seven.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Long on style and short on coherent storytelling...

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

depressing characters slogging through a depressing story for a depressing movie

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Inspired by actual events, this is the directorial debut of Ami Canaan Mann- the progeny of the great Michael Mann. This is a police procedural about two… More
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Cast: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain, Chloe Moretz, Jason Clarke Director:Ami Canaan Mann Summary: While trying to crack a string of… More
Manu Gino
Once in... There's no way out. Not so good.... I really wanted to like this movie. It has good actors, and the chance of a great storyline.… More
Al S
An explosvie and awesome film. I loved it. One of the best police thrillers in recent years. A haunting, tense, darkly compelling and hard-core crime-thriller… More
Anthony Lawrie
Texas Killing Fields is a pretty good debut from Ami Canaan Mann, a director that should be judged on her own work rather than her fathers. If you're going… More
Unknown Hobo
Now I don't know if it is my immense love for Jeffrey Dean Morgan that made this film seem better than it was, but even if that is the case, I still… More