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The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  8 June 2010 (UK)
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A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

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Sadism and masochism beneath a veneer of revenge. Lou Ford is a mild-mannered sheriff's deputy in a Texas oil town in the mid 1950's. His boss sends him to roust a prostitute living in a rural house. She slaps him; he hits her, then, after daily sex for the next few weeks, he decides it's love. She's devoted to him and becomes his pawn in a revenge plot she thinks is to shakedown the son of Chester Conway, the town's wealthy king of construction. Lou has a different plan, and bodies pile up as murder leads to murder. The district attorney suspects Lou, and Conway may have an inkling, but Lou stays cool. Is love, or at least peace, in the cards? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing brutal violence, aberrant sexual content and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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8 June 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo bajo la piel  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,248 (USA) (25 June 2010)

Gross:

$214,966 (USA) (13 August 2010)
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Jessica Alba found that no one on the cast and crew would look her in the eye when she was in her full beaten-up make-up. The prosthetics were suitably graphic and off-putting that people were loath to talk to her. See more »

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When walking back to his car after the first murder, Lou is carrying only his hat. When the camera angle changes to show him from behind, he suddenly has a wooden plank in his hand for no apparent reason. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Bob Maples: Name of Joyce Lakeland. Lives about four or five miles out on Derrick Road past the old Branch place.
Lou Ford: Oh, I know the old Branch place. She a hustling lady, Bob?
Sheriff Bob Maples: Well, I guess so, but she's - she's been pretty decent about it.
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Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore
Written by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Enrico Caruso with the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Austria GmbH by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Disappointing
2 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cant help expecting more.....

The good things -

Casey Affleck and the character of Lou Ford as the baby faced psycho who thinks he is smart but isn't as clever as he believes Plausible violence - It wasn't good to watch but the situations felt real. I am still not convinced it was so necessary to have so much as you can get the point fairly quickly and then it just starts eating up film time which you could probably use better doing other things.

The bad things The ending - was stupid on so many levels. If by some chance it wasn't in his imagination then what are the chances that so many people have no sense of smell... Would have been much better to finish the film 10 minutes earlier. Dialogue. Maybe its just me and maybe it was the cinema but I just didn't catch what was being said a lot of the time. The Elias Koteas character in particular was hard to understand, and with so many little clues and pointers to whats happening and the different relationships its frustrating when you start missing things

The film as a whole felt incoherent, and I cant help thinking that there are much better films covering the same sort of area


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