New Town Killers
New Town Killers (2008)

With a premise that suggests an early 21st century variation on David Fincher's paranoia classic The Game (1997), New Town Killers stars Dougray Scott as Alistair, a slimy, ice water-veined financier who gets his kicks and thrills by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 28, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A poorly-made Scottish thriller that suffers from bad cinematography, let-down performances and a distinct lack of thrills.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

A seemingly self-mocking jumble of sour literary, cinematic, class and genre affectations.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It is tightly constructed and successfully portrays the underlying tension between Edinburgh's newly prosperous and those who never had anything and never will.

Richard Luck

A film featuring free-running that makes this most bizarre of extreme pursuits appear positively pedestrian.

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Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

The film has great visual flair, but the story is a heavy-handed slice of modern melodrama that would have made Dickens blush.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Energetic direction and a promising central performance counteract the modest budget and some less-than-convincing plot elements.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

The look of the film is unpolished and several of the supporting performances are poor.

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Jason Solomons
Observer (UK)

A series of illogical twists derails a chase movie that ends in the unfortunate metaphor of an empty box.

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Empire Magazine

Genuinely thrilling urban chase. The tension just keeps ratcheting up.

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Catherine Shoard

Given that it's basically one big chase, there's something awfully snoozy about this latest from Richard Jobson - a sort of cut-price, Scottish-set Hostel (a mountain bothy, maybe?).

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Roy Gutteridge
Caught between wanting to make a bold statement and deliver edge of the seat thrills, New Town Killers is a curious mix.
Dean King
A pretty decent low budget Scottish film. The idea is similar to Hard target, but minus the martial arts and this time given an urban setting. Two young rich… More