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Kill Your FriendsSet in London, 1997; when the British music industry is on a winning streak. The movie follows an A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze as he goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.
Actors of "Kill Your Friends"
Characters of "Kill Your Friends"
Directors of "Kill Your Friends"Owen Harris
Creators of "Kill Your Friends"John Niven
Critic Reviews of "Kill Your Friends"Christy Lemire RogerEbert.comApril 01, 2016
Everyone is horrible all the time-so when they do horrible things to each other, the result is a chuckle rather than a vicious bite. The music business is cutthroat, we get it.Adam Graham Detroit NewsApril 01, 2016
"Kill Your Friends" goes to some ugly places, but it keeps a sturdy sense of rhythm.Robert Abele Los Angeles TimesApril 01, 2016
Watching "Kill Your Friends" unfold is not dissimilar to being at a party where someone's clever one-liner lulls you into a conversation that reveals a bitterly immature, dismissively one-note lout, after which you're trapped.Andy Webster New York TimesMarch 31, 2016
Anchoring the pungent 1990s ambience is Mr. Hoult, easily oozing cool charisma.Kyle Smith New York PostMarch 31, 2016
Though the script is full of arch, darkly funny observations, the movie gets stuck on the same clanging chord of all-hating cynicism.Soren Anderson Seattle TimesMarch 31, 2016
A more disagreeable collection of cynical, backstabbing, self-aggrandizing, shallow, vicious and vile specimens of humanity gathered together in a single motion picture would be difficult to conceive of.Alan Corr RTÉ (Ireland)July 19, 2016
Hoult is a fine actor for sure but he's just too damn good-looking and smooth as the dark-hearted record company man. Hoult's craven A&R man has the killer instinct but his insecurities never seem entirely convincing.Dustin Putman TheFilmFile.comJune 09, 2016
Saturates itself in nihilistic excess while presenting an uncompromisingly grim portrait of the recording industry. What is has to say, however, eventually grows stale as its narrative repetitively hits the same beats again and again.Peter Canavese Groucho ReviewsJune 06, 2016
As adapted by screenwriter John Niven from his own novel, Kill Your Friends has a decidedly been-there, killed-that feel to it.Austin Trunick Under the RadarApril 15, 2016
Nicholas Hoult shines in this blackest of black comedies.Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie ReviewsApril 09, 2016
The cynical film might be more annoying than eyeopening but the soundtrack kicks, as it features groups like Blur, Oasis and Radiohead.Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense MediaApril 07, 2016
Sometimes bad behavior can be entertaining, but in this cynical story of the music industry, it's simply depressing. There's no vicarious thrill, no exhilaration, only uninspired, unpunished meanness.
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