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Texas Killing Fields

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Being the daughter of a major moviemaker has its advantages. Having attempted solo flight with her low-budget 2001 debut ‘Morning’, it’s taken Ami Canaan Mann ten years – and the presence of dad Michael in the producer’s chair – to get to this sophomore effort. Luckily, she does a bang-up job of directing this intriguing but scattershot ‘based on real events’ police procedural. The place is Texas City, a gritty, blue collar desert town where tough-talking cops Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Worthington are on the trail of a murderer who has been dumping bodies in the nearby swamp. ‘Texas Killing Fields’ is a film of great moments – a nail-biting home invasion, a seedy cameo from Stephen Graham, just about any of the scenes featuring Jessica Chastain’s aggressively no-bullshit detective – which never quite coalesces into a satisfying whole. The plot is bitty and sometimes hard to follow, and the conclusion is rushed and predictable. But as solid Saturday night entertainment goes, this is a consistently compelling, enjoyably old school potboiler.
Written by Tom Huddleston

Release Details

  • Rated:18
  • Release date:Friday 14 October 2011
  • Duration:109 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ami Canaan Mann
  • Cast:
    • Sam Worthington
    • Jessica Chastain
    • Chloe Moretz
    • Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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