U Want Me 2 Kill Him?
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16-year-old Mark meets local girl Rachel on the internet, he begins an intense online relationship. He quickly finds that he's besotted, that he'll do anything for her, even befriend her awkward, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped within the grips of a possessive boyfriend, is murdered, Mark and John make plans to avenge her death. Their actions draw the attention of a secret government department as they unwittingly stumble upon an ongoing operation. Soon Mark is recruited to commit a crime that made British legal history. Based on true events in the UK in 2003, this is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Director Andrew Douglas] is only partially successful at depicting its many twists and turns in convincing fashion. But it's compelling nonetheless, if only for the sheer bizarreness of the events depicted."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Walden's structurally elaborate script can't quite conjure the social and environmental detail necessary to make the belief-defying believable on a dramatic level."
‑ Guy Lodge, Variety
"Gripping, hypnotic and unassuming, Uwantme2KILLhim? takes its teen angst-ridden tendencies to a whole new deceptive level."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Yahoo! Movies
"The bad news is that uwantme2killhim? is less engaging than the 2005 Vanity Fair article on which it's based. After the bizarre and sadly sordid details of the real-life story are smoothed away, what's left feels both familiar and simplistic."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Too calculated for campy exploitation fun, the film settles instead for the dreariness of shocked revelation, a kind of onscreen tabloid journalism."
‑ Noah Berlatsky, The Dissolve
"Andrew Douglas, who directed the 2005 "The Amityville Horror" remake, mishandles the standard noir as straightforward drama and gives it an unfortunate after-school-special vibe."
‑ Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times
"Viewers may feel they have been intentionally misled. Well, they have."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"A slick, taut, reality-based little cyber-thriller that may be a mite dated in technological terms but still fascinates because of its sheer luridness."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Provocative, though it never builds to astonishing peaks of illness. Instead, it remains somewhat faithful to the crime, which is just crazy enough to keep the feature intriguing."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"A true story is turned into an eerily relevant cyber-thriller that remains grounded in sympathetic characters rather than a formulaic movie plot."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A compelling but ultimately unsatisfying film."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"If Spike Jonze's Her seeks to destigmatize and legitimize the existence of online relationships, Douglas's U Want Me 2 Kill Him? seeks to do the opposite."
‑ Kyle Turner, Movie Mezzanine
"It's effective, in its way, and the acting is excellent, across the board. But "U Want Me 2 Kill Him" side-steps the real fascination with the story, its real guts, which is: Why?"
‑ Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
"Even with its sloppy second act, the narrative picks up enough momentum to power it through to a creepy conclusion."
‑ Kristy Puchko, CinemaBlend.com
"British director Andrew Douglas (2005's Amityville Horror remake) takes a clever look at youthful naivete in this strikingly inventive thriller, which is based on a true story."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
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