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  • Summary: An extremely depressed young woman (Blair) is literally on the brink of jumping from a high-rise bank tower when she is foiled by a robbery gone awry. (Seventh Art Releasing)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Although the film's narrative line sometimes proves hard to follow, and some of the songs heard on the soundtrack seem to have little to offer beyond sheer noise, Kill Me Later is a gem, even if a little rough around the edges.
  2. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    60
    An edgy, energetic romantic thriller in the tradition of "Run Lola Run," "A Life Less Ordinary" and "Out of Sight."
  3. 40
    Despite the generally likable characters and the abundance of clever ideas, Lustig mucks it all up with her "trick" editing.
  4. 40
    About Lustig's direction. Badly employing all kinds of tricks like alternating film speed, jump cuts, and various color tints, she ultimately overpowers her actors and does in her own film.
  5. The screenplay never begins to finds a workable balance between wit and adventure. And the performances in several smaller roles are so mechanical that they lend Kill Me Later the tone of a vanity production.
  6. 30
    Shawn is clearly meant to have deep feelings, yet the filmmakers have saddled her -- and Blair -- with a shallow angst that bums out the whole movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Switzer
    30
    Her every gesture exaggerated, Blair acts as if she's performing in a silent film, but unfortunately, the film itself isn't silent -- the jam-packed alterna-rock soundtrack further emphasizes the obvious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Dec 14, 2011
    10
    Powerful and enjoyable movie because of the smoldering chemistry between the two lead characters, which simply pulls the viewer into their twisted tale Expand

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