The Killing Jar
The Killing Jar (2010)

A dangerous psycho meets his match when he takes over an isolated roadside diner, and begins methodically dispatching the staff and patrons. Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, and Harold Perrineau star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Strains to wring tension from a tired premise and an airless script.

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Andrew Barker

A spectacularly boring chamber thriller.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Makes no sense and is unpleasant.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's little fun involved, for either the audience or the diner patrons.

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Aaron Hillis
Time Out

Mark Young's bargain-basement thriller is as witless as the captor's motive; to paraphrase another well-dressed Madsen psycho, this little doggie barks, but it has no bite.

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Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

Thrillers that rely on tension-building within a small group of characters are harder to pull off than aspiring filmmakers may have been led to believe. Look no further than The Killing Jar for proof.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

What dribbles out is a series of repetitive, dull, clichéd showdowns until most of the cast is gruesomely dispatched and the twist-that-isn't-a-twist is revealed.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

The film has no pulse and feels interminable, with its stilted dialogue, static staging, and usually fine actors who are horrendous here.

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