The Killing Jar
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A dangerous psycho meets his match when he takes over an isolated roadside diner, and begins methodically dispatching the staff and patrons. Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, and Harold Perrineau star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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"Strains to wring tension from a tired premise and an airless script."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A spectacularly boring chamber thriller."
‑ Andrew Barker, Variety
"Thrillers that rely on tension-building within a small group of characters are harder to pull off than aspiring filmmakers may have been led to believe. Look no further than The Killing Jar for proof."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"There's little fun involved, for either the audience or the diner patrons."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Mark Young's bargain-basement thriller is as witless as the captor's motive; to paraphrase another well-dressed Madsen psycho, this little doggie barks, but it has no bite."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Time Out New York
"What dribbles out is a series of repetitive, dull, clichéd showdowns until most of the cast is gruesomely dispatched and the twist-that-isn't-a-twist is revealed."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"The film has no pulse and feels interminable, with its stilted dialogue, static staging, and usually fine actors who are horrendous here."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
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