The Killer Inside Me
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The Killer Inside Me
Stacy Keach plays Lou Ford, a deputy sheriff whose brutal childhood experiences have left him emotionally warped. Ford is prized by his community for his no-mercy treatment of criminals. But the danger that he will snap and begin killing indiscriminately is ever-present. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson, in this adaptation Ford's psychotic breaks are signalled by lightning flashes. Director Burt Kennedy handles his material in the manner of his earlier Welcome to Hard Times: nothing is quite of this earth, and everything is painted in broad, violent morality-play strokes. Despite… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This again-atypical film from Winterbottom, the genre-swapping director of A Mighty Heart, Genova and The Road to Guantanamo, is a much more sober affair than its early, controversial press might suggest."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"The just-average script and some weak supporting roles, however, ultimately limit the film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not even the offices of the excellent Burt Kennedy can save this hopelessly stodgy and psychologising story."
‑ , Time Out
"Anti-ingenue Susan Tyrell's performance as the feckless hooker who inadvertently unleashes a hellhound on a small mining town is so rawly effective it's painful to watch."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
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