December 27, 2011

Quick Review: Texas Killing Fields (2011)
Here's a movie with a great cast, a great "based on true events" story, and that boasts some pretty solid filmmaking. It wasn't as great as we had hoped it would be, but it's still a solidly entertaining flick.

Loosely based on true events, the movie follows the story of a Serial Killer murdering young whores in Texas, and dumping their bodies in a local wetlands, aptly named The Killing Fields. Two detectives are hot on the trail of the killer, and a young local girl might just be their next target....

Alright, so the plot sounds all-too-familiar, but at least it's a good story. The true saving grace of this flick are the performances by its leads; Sam Worthington was actually decent in this one, and not nearly as wooden as he normally is; The always awesome Jeffrey Dean Morgan was his usual awesome self; but it's Chloe Grace Moretz who steals the show here. The kid's got chops, and she keeps getting better and better with every role.

Mr. Awesome.
Oh yeah, did we mention that the also-awesome Jason Clarke is in this one? Because he is.
If you like Cop Thrillers movies involving Serial Killers (which we REALLY love), then this movie will tickle your creepy bone. Chloe Grace Moretz is a superstar growing up before our eyes, and she loves being in cool genre flicks, which is nothing but good news for us. This is a decent, under-the-radar flick that is definitely worthy of a spin in your DVD player.


Jessica Chastain joins Chloe Grace Moretz in this one, and she always makes things better.

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