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Plot: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders. Runtime: 105 mins Release Date: 14 Oct 2011
I found this film disturbing and beautifully shot, the landscape is the scenery of a nightmare. Two detectives played by Sam Worthington and Jeffery Dean Morgan operate in Texas City come across a body and then come across a young girl played by the absolutely excellent Chloë Grace Moretz. This is the start of a challenging story of serial killing it what is known as the Texas Killing Fields. Some reviewers complain that the plot is confused, maybe I don't need spoon feeding. Initially being from the UK the accents require careful listening to, but overall I found all the acting very <more>
compelling, it also has a beautiful song from the wonderful Mazzy Star. I think the best word to describe the film is haunting.
I don't know what y'all are taking about! (by asfan-88660)
I thought it was awesome! Loved the main characters! JDM gets better and better!
Atmosphere (by mariamallo-nl)
You fall into a story, you either do or you don't and the movie is like the atmosphere of it's location: darkish, humid, the hopelessness. gloom and desperation of it's residents surrounded by poverty and crime, and the seemingly inability to solve the murders that take place. the three detectives are opposites, and not in an obvious Hollywood-esque way. And, spoiler alert: even it's happy ending has something sad, because of the fact that you know the girl is damaged by her upbringing, and you can only hope she'll escape her bleak future by one of the detectives and his <more>
wife big, love filled hearts. Great acting, great, albeit chaotic story, and a movie to watch a second, maybe even a third time.
This film might not ever find its audience but that doesn't mean it wasn't a great film. There was something so unnerving about this film. It had its flaws but that was overlapped by an amazing cast and acting. Disregard the negative reviews and give it a chance if you want a crime thriller with deep. Sam Worthington's performance was intense. He bought an underlining perspective to his role. A character bonded by this upbringing and an intuition about the nature of "The Killing Fields". Even if the film was only loosely based on the book it still gave a horrific tale of <more>
a place where nothing grows. Not sure what happened with Danny Boyle. Not even sure if he would have brought much to this particular story. He is still one of my favorite directors but this would have been a disaster.
Dark, but a truthful portrait of a culture of violence against women. Beautifully shot and acted. May be too difficult of your average viewer....but those with an appreciation for cinema will not regret making sure they see this. Ami Mann shows that talent runs in the family...though this is probably better than anything her father ever did.The story is loosely based on a series of killings in a corner of the Texas oil fields. The plot is not the essential feature however, but the characters and the sense of a culture....much like No Country for Old Men. Worthington has never been this <more>
convincing, and the same for Chastain. But all the minor roles are astoundingly well cast and acted. Again, probably not for everyone, but this is the sort of dark noir that US directors have stopped making.
Badly Underrated and Misunderstood (by mark_r_harris)
Ami Canaan Mann's "Texas Killing Fields" went nowhere commercially, despite a boost from Mann's father Michael Mann who is listed as a producer . It was barely released and only grossed $45,000 domestically; it received poor reviews when it was reviewed at all. And yet, although it is not a great movie, it is a very good one, and I believe it was thoroughly misunderstood. Although not quite at the level of "Zodiac" or "Memories of Murder" as an elliptical police procedural about a creepy chain of killings, it is nearly as original as those two great <more>
films.Commenters, both professional and amateur, complained that "Texas Killing Fields" is unclear and confusing, although some did note the rich, layered Texas small-town atmosphere Mann actually shot on location in Louisiana . Certainly, it is not a transparent piece. Chunks of exposition are withheld. We have to puzzle out the backstory. Relationships are not clear at first. A fair number of Sam Worthington's lines are mumbled indistinctly in a quite convincing Texas drawl . Various elements of the plot turn out to be completely unrelated to each other, and some of them just dribble off the edge of the film. There is no neat wrap-up that ties everything together.I submit that all of this is done on purpose by Mann and screenwriter Donald F. Ferrarone, and that one of the movie's major stylistic influences is Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," which Pauline Kael famously praised for exactly the narrative and stylistic choices that "Texas Killing Fields" is attacked for. Apparently making those choices today is not OK, unless you are a big enough name Terrence Malick, Paul Thomas Anderson to get away with it.If I were Ami Canaan Mann, I think I would be very frustrated that my intentions were not noticed, and my film dismissed as not worthy of attention. Maybe she should have gone for a pure art-house approach, without the infusion of commercial elements such as a car chase although, those elements are quite well handled . Then the film probably couldn't have gotten financed, though."Texas Killing Fields" was originally slated to be directed by Danny Boyle, and Mann was brought in as a replacement, although you wouldn't guess it. Her handling of the material seems personal. In one sense, it is not surprising that the conventionally-minded would not "get" what she is up to here, since the commercial elements that allow the film to get made can mislead some viewers into thinking that "Texas Killing Fields" is trying and failing to be a "movie-movie" thriller.On the other hand, grounding in the auteur theory is supposed to allow more sophisticated viewers to discern individual artistic styles in ostensibly commercial movies – that's what the theory is for, right? We know that a genre film is going to display certain tropes, and although we look at them, we also look beyond them. But apparently some film enthusiasts can only pull this off when the film-as-object is comfortably in the past, and cannot manage it when it's a new film right under their noses.We should be getting all kinds of auteurist analyses of the underbrush of contemporary film production – straight-to-DVD projects, "amateur" and mumblecore films, stuff that only gets aired at a few smaller festivals. But I see very little of that sort of critical work being done. Most reviews linked at the IMDb are simplistic thumbs-up thumbs-down reactions that's the bad side of Roger Ebert's influence , rather than hardcore criticism. I am seldom bowled over by the freshness or unexpectedness of these reviewers' "takes." I seldom see detailed argumentation that proceeds on a set of aesthetic principles.The acting in "Texas Killing Fields" is sensational up and down the line. Although Sam Worthington's hot-headed cop may appear to be a somewhat clichéd character initially, the irony is that his supposedly calm, centered partner, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, turns out to be far more of a hot-head, a dangerously obsessive guy. Worthington does the best performing I have seen from him, and inhabits his character physically, with great exactitude. But although he is top-billed, it is really Morgan's movie, and he impresses as a powerhouse presence here. The contrast between him at 6'2" and Worthington at 5'10" seems several inches greater than that, and the troubled friendship between the two men, who may love each other without even liking each other, is one of the best cop relationships on film, all the more so for being unemphatically handled.As Worthington's ex-wife and a commanding cop in her own right, Jessica Chastain is so authentic that you want a few more scenes for her. In an almost wordless villainous role, the always versatile Jason Clarke is frighteningly edgy and in fact is often at the edge of the frame, or of our ability to see him – he slides quickly by, a slippery eel . And as a young girl who has been dealt the worst possible start in life, Chloe Grace Moretz, who was only 13 years old when the film was shot, recalls another great actress at that age, Jodie Foster in "Taxi Driver" – that's heady company.My refraining from plot summary is deliberate. "Texas Killing Fields" is designed to make the viewer work, and each should do that work for himself.
I don't know exactly what some people expected from this film given some of the negative reviews, but I loved it. I keep reading "disjointed," "incoherent," "jumbled," etc. I found it to be anything but. There seems to be some confusion as to the relationships between the two sets of suspects in the film. Well, the blonde, tattooed suspect and his pimp friend are basically a red-herring to the main "Killing Fields" case. Yes, they are responsible for the death of the first dead girl found by the detectives, whom Sam Worthington focuses on in the <more>
film, complete with the stakeout on the evidence-laden car. His partner, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan is determined to solve the cases of murdered girls found in neighboring bayou areas. It's not really his or his partner's jurisdiction, but he feels compelled to help the neighboring county police chief, played by Jessica Chastain. Chastain also happens to be Worthington's ex-wife. It's hinted that Morgan, a New York transplant, had been on a similar case there that went unsolved, but we're not given every bit of information and that's okay. We're just supposed to know that he's driven to solve this case, even if he breaks some rules to do it. Some people have complained that the cops get away with beating suspects and breaking the rules...well, I'm sorry, but it does happen sometimes in real life, especially when peoples' lives are on the line. The guy who is beaten by Morgan for wearing the dead girl's ring around his neck...Morgan lost his temper, yes, but the man was wearing evidence and not cooperating and his other friends came in to try to beat on Morgan, so the cops could say what they wanted, whether we side with them or not, and I did side with the cops. Like others on the boards, I have kinfolk who live in and around Texas City and it's true that it doesn't look exactly like the movie portrays, but I didn't really care about that. I was focused on the story and the film itself and it really works for me on those levels. Plus the performances are uniformly fine. Morgan appears to be the "good cop" i.e. the level-headed one at first, and Worthington the hot-head. By the mid-point of the film, the roles seem to shift with Morgan going off-track with his focus, at least at first glance. He plays both ends of the spectrum without it being hammered over our head and he does it very nicely.His determination pays off finally. It's his friendship with a local, troubled teen, played by Chloe-Grace Moretz, that finally helps him in his journey. Worthington does great as the more seething partner, whether he's badgering Morgan about their not focusing on their own case, or rattling suspects' cages in interrogation, or almost ruining Morgan's questioning of witnesses. He also does a turn-around but it's nearer to the end of the film. Only while helping a character gather belongings to go to a new location does he seem to have calmed a bit. Chastain, who is one of my favorite actresses, is fine here, but her part is not huge. It's mostly sprinkled throughout the film at vital times. Still, she does fine with the part she's given, which is the sheriff whose misfortune it is to have numerous unsolved murders throughout the years go unsolved because the soggy, barren bayous make perfect dumping or "killing" grounds for murderers. It just so happens that the ones that the film focuses on are a case that is ongoing. She relies on Morgan's help, much to her ex-husband's aggravation. Moretz is super in the film. Her put-upon, unsupervised young girl is vital to the film. She is known to the two main detectives as they frequently find her roaming around town, taking her back to her broken home, "run" by her partying Mom, played by Sheryl Lee. Lee usually has more than a few men hanging out there, making her daughter leave the house at odd hours so Lee can party. This puts Moretz in jeopardy throughout the film, which provides quite a bit of tension.The look of the film is moody, the music is great, particularly at the film's close, and I was pleased with the ending, although some have cried foul at the "happy ending." Given what each character has lost by the end, I wouldn't say that it's happy, but a just ending. I'd recommended it to anyone who likes compelling stuff that isn't everyday cops-and-robbers. Also, some have said that the film doesn't disclose what happens to the tattooed-blonde or his pimp buddy. I have the Blu-Ray DVD and the scene does give some closure on at least one of them, although the other's fate is left unknown. But that just adds to the realism of the movie and didn't even faze me about the film as a whole. Again, give it a chance. Don't expect a classic but a good, solid, almost-noirish movie and you'll enjoy it.
When i first heard of the film, i was immediately intrigued by the fact it was directed by Ami Mann. which is also my name, BONUS! The first thing that caught my eye was the defiant stylized cinematography. You can definitely tell Ami picked up a few tricks from watching her father direct.The title appeared to be misleading to me. Instantly i figured it would be a typical horror film, with all of the blood, sweat and tears to match. Yet the deep psychological conventions that this film obtains make this one of the best films i've seen all year. The acting is great, hard to follow at <more>
times, but great. Chloe Grace Moretz really impressed me in this film also. She's only 15, and yet she can become infantilized into this character with such depth and passion.Ultimately, a visually stunning film with infinite levels of realism. I highly recommend you all see it!
I call it "marlonizing" after Brando... (by Lary9)
Texas Killing Fields grabbed me by the cojones and held on, in spite of its flaws and frequently frustrating failure, as another reviewer said, "to connect the dots" of the story line. As a consequence, I was busy trying to make sense of all the dangling plot-ganglia. I even was wondering if it was valid to critique Worthington's incomprehensible generic southern accent---maybe it was just me. I couldn't understand half of what Worthington was saying. He elided his lines so horribly. My daughter and I call it "marlonizing" after Brando. As a movie lover and <more>
proactive cinema consumer, one of my pet peeves is actors who mumble through their lines, thinking they're method acting ...and yet the net result is a mangling of intelligibility for the audience. To offer you a summary... I found this gritty film both exciting and repelling...noir-ish... stylized... and having set the film values bar high, well worth the effort. Kudos to Magic City's Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chloë Grace Moretz on terrific performances.