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The Killing Jar (2010)

R  |   |  Crime, 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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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and for language

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At the very beginning of the movie, while Noreen is lounging behind the counter, there are two pies on the kitchen serving window. A short while later, Jimmy places the second pie in the window. See more »

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[first lines]
Noreen: Whew, sure is hot out tonight.
Hank: Hot.
Lonnie: Hotter than nine naked women in a Volkswagen.
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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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Meaningless fury
1 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Horrible acting by lead actress, Amber Benson, as a put upon waitress of a diner that finds itself taken over by a gun-toting criminal. (not to mention Lew Temple who is just as atrocious as an over eager Keystone-esque cop) And while I didn't particularly care for writer/director Mark Young's startlingly mediocre previous film, "Tooth and Nail" (which I also reviewed by the way), it's still a better film than this one. Strictly stemming from the fact that that film possessed a modicum of atmosphere, something which this movie sadly lacks. No tension and the fact that I couldn't emphasis with any of the characters. So with utterly no emotional investment the film becomes stale and tedious long before it limps to it's ending.


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