Texas Killing Fields
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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) as they track a sadistic serial killer dumping his female victims' mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh dubbed The Killing Fields. The killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When a familiar local girl (ChloŽ Grace Moretz) goes missing the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The characters will be familiar to fans of police procedural shows and TV movies."
‑ Lana Berkowitz, Houston Chronicle
"Scenes do not always necessarily follow one another. I was sometimes unclear who some of the characters were."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film doesn't really go anywhere or establish any narrative sense, which is problem, since it's ostensibly a police procedural."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
""Texas Killing Fields" is nothing more than an average crime thriller with some better-than-average suspense. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"works sporadically, but never consistently, and ends up feeling much lighter and more forgettable than its "inspired by true events" tagline would seem to merit"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"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."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"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."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"Don Ferrarone's script could have used one more revision for sequential flow, character depth and back-story clarity. But there's promise for Ms. Mann."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Mann Jr shows plenty of promise in a film that doesn't tarnish the family name. But hindered by niggling flaws, it hardly revolutionises an over-saturated genre."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
"[A] southern-fried rehash of David Fincher's Seven."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Long on style and short on coherent storytelling..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"depressing characters slogging through a depressing story for a depressing movie"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A pretty routine police procedural with...a little bit of regional flavor."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"Despite the jumbled plot and structural problems, the shady characters and gritty settings compensate."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
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