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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jessica Alba
Casey Affleck
Elias Koteas
Simon Baker
Kate Hudson
Directors
Michael Winterbottom
Screenwriters
John Curran
Running Time
120 minutes

The Killer Inside Me
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The Killer Inside Me

Plot
Central City, West Texas, 1952. Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (Affleck) is a pillar of the community. Nobody would guess he's also a cunning, sadistic sociopath. But after the son of local magnate Chester Conway (Beatty) is found dead with the beaten body of a local prostitute (Alba), suspicion falls on Ford.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Andrew Male

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