• Released
  • July 12, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 23 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two men meet in the Appalachian mountains and, as their true intentions come to light, must battle each other for survival.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For Some Torture, Some Sexual References, Language and Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Brutal violence and torture in forgettable revenge film.
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