I Am Not a Serial Killer

I Am Not a Serial Killer

I Am Not a Serial Killer

While trying to keep his own murderous thoughts at bay, a troubled teen in a small town searches for an actual serial killer by getting inside their head in this thriller mystery.

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and horror violence104 minsIreland, USA, UK
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I Am Not a Serial Killer / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

The idea of witnessing a killing spree from the p.o.v. of a town's funeral home is full of rich discomfort. It's the stuff of the sub-subgenre itself that gives you a boregasm.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A well-filmed indie that doesn't let its low budget get in the way of some true chills.

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The Australian

The Australian

A moderately suspenseful low-budget thriller.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

An affectionate, often funny look at small-town slaughter.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A pleasingly macabre study of a mixed-up teen who could be a Dexter-in-waiting.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

I Am Not a Serial Killer is Dostoevsky in Minnesota. Spiritually if not literally.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

So original in its narrative that you can forgive it for its shortcomings.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

What sets I Am Not A Serial Killer apart from other takes on this “killers hunting killers” concept (Dexter, anyone?) is its naturalistic, character-based approach.

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Total Film

Total Film

Intelligent, original and committed, it’s also a little meandering. But Records cuts a strikingly amoral figure, and the sight of Christopher Lloyd intoning poetry over dying embers reminds us what a wonderful actor he is.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Breathing new life into the overfamiliar terrain of the serial killer, Irish director Billy O’Brien here both successfully reintroduces Max Records to the world, and elicits Christopher Lloyd’s best performance in a long time. His film deserves cult classic status at the very least.

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Time Out

Time Out

The icky, well-teased, nightmarish climax is visually stunning for a low-budget project, though perhaps a touch too straight-up strange for some.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The arbitrary value of life in I Am Not a Serial Killer makes its nature as an ostensibly character-driven mystery that much harder to swallow. Don't bother with this nonsensical time-waster.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film comes unsettlingly close to being an apologia for the kind of violence that stems from adolescent disaffection.

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