The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me

Crime drama (based on the novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson) from director Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart, 24 Hour Party People) starring Casey Affleck (the better Affleck), Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson.

Lou Ford (Affleck) is a handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff in West Texas with a bunch of problems. Woman problems, law enforcement problems, an ever-growing pile of murder victims, plus there's the fact he's a sadist, a psychopath, and a killer. Suspicion begins to fall on Lou, and it's only a matter of time before he runs out of alibis.

2010109 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Michael Winterbottom ('A Mighty Heart', 'The Road to Guantanamo', 'A Cock and Bull Story', '9 Songs', '24 Hour Party People')
Writer:
John CurranMichael Winterbottom
Cast:
Casey AffleckKate HudsonJessica AlbaNed BeattyElias KoteasTom BowerSimon BakerBill Pullman

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The Killer Inside Me / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

Taking a cold, cruel plunge into its sociopath’s world, Winterbottom’s latest genre swerve is an accomplished neo-noir.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite its extreme violence, this is a serious film – a haiku of despair...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

While I admire Affleck's performance, I believe Winterbottom and his writer, John Curran, may have miscalculated. The reader of a pulp crime thriller might be satisfied simply with the prurient descriptions, and certainly this film visualizes those and has as its victims Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson, who embody paperback covers, but the dominant presence in the film is Lou Ford, and there just doesn't seem to be anybody at home.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

This is a film which will live or die in your memory based on your reaction to a scene of almost unwatchable violence that occurs within the opening half an hour, and which has duly invoked comparisons to both Gaspar Noé’s Irréversible and Lars von Trier’s Antichrist.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

As darkly disturbing as Jim Thompson's novel, this is a genuinely upsetting film that might also be Winterbottom's best. Not for everyone, but near-faultless all the same.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

In 1950s west Texas, small-town deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (Affleck) is leading a double life. In town he is the mild-mannered cop everyone knows and tolerates.

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