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The Killing Jar (2010)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  January 2010 (USA)
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A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

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A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and for language

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$400,000 (estimated)
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When Noreen shoots Smith with the last bullet in the gun, the slide locks back as it should on a semi-automatic handgun. However in the next shot the slide is forward again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Noreen: Whew, sure is hot out tonight.
Hank: Hot.
Lonnie: Hotter than nine naked women in a Volkswagen.
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"No butterflies were harmed during the making of this film." See more »

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References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

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The One I Need
Written by James Saez, Lew Temple and Laura Saez
Performed by Amber Benson, Laura Saez
Published by Rosalyrics Publishing
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Not bad. Not too great, but not bad.
27 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some real bad acting, lots of cheesy lines and situations (especially the ending) - but it's all delivered in a way that you feel like you're watching a small play, and it just manages to let you kick back and see where the story goes. You're simply watching a movie, finding out what happens next. It's a very basic and "by the books" film experience, and it seems to know it.

What really saves it is nearly perfect pacing and editing.

It won't impress you, but it won't drive you nuts. "It's just a movie." That phrase actually fits this film really, really well.

6/10


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