Kill by Inches
Kill by Inches (2000)

Diane Doniol-Valcroze and Arthur Flam debut with this noirish psychological thriller about an obsessive tailor, recalling the works of David Lynch and The Quay Brothers. Thomas (Emmanuel Salinger) is an anxious young tailor eager to please… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Starts out as a wickedly stylized, derisively grotesque contemplation of the obsessive world of the tailor, and gradually descends into the gruesome horror of a deadly sibling rivalry.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

A ponderous, almost wordless sliver of grotesquerie that doggedly suggests cut-rate Jeunet/Caro or Quay Brothers.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Light on dialogue and heavy on creepy atmosphere.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A derivative film that is as weird as a Quay Brothers one, but as stale as a month old roast.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Climaxes with a competition in which tailors try to guess the measurements of fully dressed models, the ultimate thrill for Thomas, something less than that for the public.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Preposterous without being surreal.

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