75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Killing Season is like the Saturday morning cartoon version of a terrible movie: still bad, but at least colorful enough to go down easy.
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42

The A.V. Club

By Ben Kenigsberg
With casting this unconvincing, no one is watching to get a lesson in the horrors of war.
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42

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Director Mark Steven Johnson can’t seem to balance a tone here, which is a pity because for the most part he stands back and lets the two stars go at each other.
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30

The New York Times

By David DeWitt
It’s not worthless, but it’s not good. As a genre film, it’s too ambitious; as an art film, it’s too obvious.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Mark Steven Johnson's Killing Season is a hard movie to take seriously, which is particularly unfortunate since it deals with such weighty issues as genocide, the ethical compromises that everyone makes in combat, and the lingering effects of wartime decisions on participants years down the line.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Travolta, who was more believable as a middle-aged housewife in “Hairspray” than he is as a former Serbian commando, has the accent down pat. But his Boris-and-Natasha-style syntax seems to represent Killing Season best. Just imagine that voice saying: Dees ees very seelly movie. Catch on cable TV, please.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
The pretentious, preposterous, dueling-dialect flameout called Killing Season has to stand as one of the biggest missed opportunities in iconic matchups.
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
De Niro mostly looks miserable and very tired (a document glimpsed on-screen hilariously claims his character was born in 1970) and prattles on endlessly about forgetting the past.
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27 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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