Kill List
Kill List (2012)

From director Ben Wheatley, Kill List is a mind-blowing genre concoction being called the "#1 Horror Film of the Year" (Bloody-Disgusting). A brilliant blend of family drama, hitman action-thriller and terrifying psychological… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 3, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kill List is an expertly executed slow-burn crime thriller that thrives on tension before morphing into visceral horror.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Wheatly aims for something like moral complexity by having one of the killers believe in God and the other aspire to be a good husband and father, but once the graphic violence starts, it upstages everything else.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Deeply edgy, gory crime film maintains perfectly calibrated tension before dropping a bombshell that will be too much for some viewers.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

As gross and horrific as some of the acts are, the pacing, character deterioration, story turns and sympathetic portrayals (if a hitman could ever fall into that category) make this film compelling viewing.

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Andrew Barker

Displaying both a nasty edge and a playful sense of humor -- but thankfully, never at the same time -- Brit import Kill List is several cuts above its fellow midbudget horror brethren.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

One of the scariest films I've seen in ages, although I cannot in all honesty explain exactly what the movie is about.

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Scott Weinberg

Progresses from uncomfortable character study to subtly intense crime thriller, and ultimately to deep, dark horror.

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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly

When it's all over, audiences are sent reeling out of the theater with heads spinning and guts churning.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

"Kill List" has a slow build, but don't be lulled into complacency. This is one of the most violent and disturbing films you'll see in an art house.

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Ali Gray

Kill List is bravura filmmaking - an impeccable guide on how to build tension and character without sacrificing story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A pointless and confusing mix of family drama, hitman thriller and gory horror that lacks energy, tension and is never engaging, with so many plot holes, a… More
Luke Baldock
One of those great films that really does take you by surprise. The film centres on a hitman undertaking one last job. Nothing new there, but it's the… More
Michael S
"Kill List" is really a tale of two films. The first is a mysterious hitman story that grows increasingly spastic up until a violent last act twist,… More
Graham Willis
A good, if slightly confusing film. First two acts play like a british gangster movie, the third act goes off into a horror tangent. Thrilling but disjointed!!!
Melvin White
What should be noted about Kill List above all else is how great the cast is. Every cast member gives a full out perfect representation of their character and… More
Dean King
A very good the end and a bit odd as well. The first 20mins I found very slow and dull. I was worried this could be a low budget shocker that was over… More