Kill Your Lover

critic Reviews

, 82% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Andrew WyattThe Take-Up
    Is the metaphor obvious? Yes. Would it have made a better short? Also yes. Is it still an impressively gnarly little Crongenbergian indie two-hander? You bet.
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    Hope MaddenThe Screening Room Podcast
    By leaning heavily into character and the sometimes claustrophobic nature of spiraling relationships, Kill Your Lover offers an exciting and emotional bit of genre filmmaking.
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    Matt DonatoCollider
    For all its fantastical traits, Kill Your Lover is an achingly real love story. Come for the smell of toasted appendages, but stay for an openly wounded take on an experience we all probably know too well.
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    Miyako PleinesSpectrum Culture
    At its worst, Kill Your Lover is a poorly executed pseudo-horror that feels more like something a couple of teenagers threw together one weekend.

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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Writers/directors Alix Austin and Keir Siewert aren't exactly dealing with subtext here.
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    Deirdre CrimminsRue Morgue Magazine
    Kill Your Lover has a few missteps in its overall production, but it mostly makes up for these flaws by tactfully embracing a classic film trope.
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    Sharai BohannonA Nightmare On Fierce Street Podcast
    Filmmakers Alix Austin and Keir Siewert give us a unique body horror breakup movie that never shies away from messy, intimate, or gross parts of this doomed relationship. It's an intriguing but brutal look at toxic relationships and how they burn us.
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    Molly HeneryThe Blogging Banshee
    Kill Your Lover is a tense relationship drama oozing from every orifice with gnarly body horror.
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    Martin UnsworthStarburst
    Kill Your Lover is a well-made, claustrophobic horror film if you can stomach everything – and things get particularly horrific towards the final act.
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    Kat HughesTHN
    An intricate and intimate film, Kill You Lover perfectly explores a toxic relationship that demonstrates how there is often blame and hurt on all sides. Engaging and layered, with plenty of gore to boot.


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