KILLING SEASON (Theatrical Release USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Killing Season—convoluted mix of  'yes, no, maybe I want to kill you'—finally reaches a sweet/sour mixed conclusion of ‘I’m sorry. I didn’t really mean or want to do that’ and ‘I’m off to apologize to my son and grandson for missing my grandson’s baptism…have a good return trip to Serbia.’ Robert De Niro doesn’t seem to cast well with John Travolta. John Travolta’s Serbian accent seems contrived as if someone gave him a tongue stud to pull it off. Killing Season tries to be both bloody and compassionate, gets off track from the first, and doesn’t find its way back to coherency at any point in the film.

Storyline

John Travolta hunts Robert De Niro with a bow and arrow.

Additional Thanks

Good Work for Director Mark Steven Johnson. Thank you to Executive Producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Anson Downes, Linda Favila, Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Guy Tannahill, and Jake Wagner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chris Ford (Milo Ventimiglia), Sarah Ford (Elizabeth Olin), Elena (Diana Lyubenova), Serbian (Kalin Sarmenov), Bar Customer (Stefen Shterev), and Serbian Soldier (Joseph Oliveira).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If one is a die-hard Robert De Niro or John Travolta fan, this film may work.

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