Simon Killer
Simon Killer (2013)

A heartbroken American on a soul-searching trip to Paris finds his buried secrets clawing their way to the surface in this neo-noir thriller from writer/director Antonio Campos (Afterschool). Lovelorn in the aftermath of a recent break-up… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 5, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though its bleak themes may be off-putting for some, Simon Killer is an engrossing, effective character study of a brutal, enigmatic figure.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Simon Killer is a sensory, experiential film - more of a state of mind than a straightforward story.

Alonso Duralde

Another terrific performance from Brady Corbet, but it's in the service of a parade of horrors that never leads anywhere interesting.

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Brandon Judell
Huffington Post

Corbet is a major new talent, whose future promise seems without boundaries

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Self-consciousness passing for style.

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

It is brutally raw and difficult watching.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

The kind of film we'll look back on more fondly after everybody involved has moved on to bigger and better things.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Simon Killer" is a beautifully made look at ugliness and brutality, the kind of oxymoronic exercise that fascinates some and repels others.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The overall sense
of chilly disengagement becomes trying, and there's a last-minute switch that suggests that Campos is trying to have his croissant and eat it.

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Eric D. Snider

There's a highly engaging dramatic thriller hidden somewhere in this lugubrious, tamped-down Parisian nightmare.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
'Simon Killer'. A wonderful character study into a deeply-disturbed individual. Writing, acting, directing, soundtrack. Tick.
Jesse Ortega
I certainly liked this movie and its focus on a sociopathic character and how his personality affects everyone around him in negative ways. But I'm not… More
Walter M.
After a devastating breakup of a five year relationship, Simon(Brady Corbet) decamps for Paris where luckily he has a friend who has an empty apartment he is… More
Daniel Parsons
Convincing portrait/collage of a psychopath with a slow pace, Simon Killer is beautifully filmed and has a career best performance from a nuanced Brady Corbet.… More
The Movie Waffler
Following a rough break-up with his girlfriend, twenty-something New Yorker, Simon (Corbet) travels to Paris where an acquaintance, Carlo (Ronchi) has allowed… More