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Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 1 April 2016 (USA)
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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.


Owen Harris


John Niven (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Steven Stelfox
James Corden ... Roger Waters
Georgia King ... Rebecca
Craig Roberts ... Darren
Jim Piddock ... Derek Sommers
Joseph Mawle ... James Trellick
Dustin Demri-Burns ... David Schnieder
Damien Molony ... Ross
Bronson Webb ... Rob Hasting
Ella Smith ... Nikki
Rosanna Hoult ... Katy
Ed Skrein ... Rent
Tom Riley ... Parker Hall
Kurt Egyiawan ... Tim
Hugh Skinner ... John


An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

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Make it. Sell it. Kill it. See more »


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Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arkadaslarini Öldür See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Niven adapted his own novel for the big screen. See more »


The film is set in 1997. Stelfox is standing outside the 'Eventim Apollo' (A.K.A. The Hammersmith Odeon). A sign on the building can be seen saying Eventim Apollo, when this film is set the venue was called 'Hammersmith Apollo' it has changed hands several times and did not become the Eventim Apollo until 7th of September 2013. See more »


Steven Stelfox: I'm the king!
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Crazy Credits

In the fine print at the end of the credits, it says "No animals or A&R persons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »


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Killing Moon
Written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete DeFreitas
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
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Killed It.
3 May 2016 | by AZINDNSee all my reviews

Love British black humour or find something else to watch. This is black, sly, and so very not pc that it is wonderful. Nicholas Hoult is no longer that cute little boy from the movie with HG. He's grown a hunky sex body and is picking films to get away from the boy next door roles (Skins), and into the male leading man category. Kill Your Friends moves him up that ladder and then some but the film has its flaws.

As Steven Stellfox, Hoult is shallow and ambitious as A & R manager for a troubled British recording company, and he's not about to be penalized for his mistakes in music taste or judgements. Breaking the fourth wall, audiences are given his motivation and maliciousness in a gleeful narration that bares industry attitudes toward the production of milquetoast musical arrangements geared toward the mindless messes. Stylish and greedy, Stellfox's moves to advancement are not for the squeamish, but in Hoult's presentation, they are delightful to watch. Like a lot. Hysterical and entertaining for the bent in us all.

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