Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Killer Inside Me

Release Date: June 25th, 2010

Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller

Stars: Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty

Synopsis: A small town deputy sheriff in Texas crosses the line and becomes a murderous criminal, continuing outside the law while covering up his crime.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)


I liked everything except the ending as a legitimate structure for this style film.


This was adapted from a novel written in the 50's so I'm not sure if it was just adapted poorly or based upon an inferior book.  The movie just didn't seem to pop or fizzle and walked a line right down the middle between super exhilirating and deathly boring.


The cast was one of the reasons that this film was convincing from the shelf.  Nobody really jumped off the screen as having a super impressing outing in this one but Casey Affleck in retrospect probably thrilled the filmmakers for giving them exactly want they wanted.


Based on a book written 60 years ago but it definitely is different from most films made in this light.


Basically the success of the entire film hinges on the audience being haunted and believing in the coolness and remorselessness of Casey Affleck's character as he becomes a murderer seemingly out of the blue and is able to return to his everyday life unaffected.  The problem with this is that there are a lot of people like myself who believe in the basic goodness of people and that monsters are made, not magically released from the human psyche.  This audience will find the movie unbelievable and be disappointed with "The Killer Inside Me". 

On a side note the violence against women in this movie was explicit and disturbing enough that I personally do not wish to view it again.  Even though it was pertinent to the film it does toe the line of gratuitous.

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