Texas Killing Fields
Texas Killing Fields (2011)

Inspired by the string of real-life unsolved murders in a small Texan town, this tense and haunting thriller follows a local homicide detective (Sam Worthington), and his partner, a transplanted cop from New York City (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Texas Killing Fields is a competent boilerplate crime thriller, brewing up characters and plots used in better films.

Lana Berkowitz
Houston Chronicle

The characters will be familiar to fans of police procedural shows and TV movies.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Scenes do not always necessarily follow one another. I was sometimes unclear who some of the characters were.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... Texas Killing Fields is a must-see.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The story simply doesn't stand up, with its combination of well-worn plot elements and confusing red herrings -- or maybe they're just details that don't add up.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The only notable element of this police procedural is that director Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of filmmaker Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral"), who produced here, appreciates dad's esthetic but can't replicate it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A downbeat but atmospheric police-procedural thriller, that works in parts but not as a whole because of serious plot holes making it incoherent.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] southern-fried rehash of David Fincher's Seven.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Long on style and short on coherent storytelling...

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Will Leitch

The film doesn't really go anywhere or establish any narrative sense, which is problem, since it's ostensibly a police procedural.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Some ideas and especially the atmosphere of the southern swamps remind of the first True Detective season, and came out years before it. But the timing is off a… More
Cast: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain, Chloe Moretz, Jason Clarke Director:Ami Canaan Mann Summary: While trying to crack a string of… More
Chris Weber
Inspired by actual events, this is the directorial debut of Ami Canaan Mann- the progeny of the great Michael Mann. This is a police procedural about two… More
Al S
An explosvie and awesome film. I loved it. One of the best police thrillers in recent years. A haunting, tense, darkly compelling and hard-core crime-thriller… More
Manu Gino
Once in... There's no way out. Not so good.... I really wanted to like this movie. It has good actors, and the chance of a great storyline.… More
Unknown Hobo
Now I don't know if it is my immense love for Jeffrey Dean Morgan that made this film seem better than it was, but even if that is the case, I still… More