The Killer Inside Me: Blu Ray Review
The Killer Inside Me
Released by Warner Bros
watch to say the least, The Killer Inside Me (from acclaimed director Michael
Winterbottom) is an adaptation of a Jim Thompson book about a sociopathic
sheriff in 1950s Texas.
Casey Affleck plays said Sheriff Ford, who finds himself entangled in
blackmail and extortion - as well as a torrid affair with prostitute Joyce
(Jessica Alba) - and when things come to a head, boy, oh boy do they explode, as
Ford discovers he's heading in deeper and deeper.
When Simon Baker's (The Mentalist) Howard Hendricks starts to
investigate him (using very similar techniques to Patrick Jane as well) - and
Ford finds he's in a real predicament.
despite its slick 50s look and polished performances, is going to be steeped in
controversy because of its violence- well, specifically its violence against the
two women in Ford's life (both played wonderfully by Jessica Alba and Kate
Hudson), which is shocking in the extreme.
While Affleck's performance is chilling and spot-on for a complete
psychopath, it's a hard ask to watch a man who's meted out such violence as he
has - audiences may find themselves split down the middle on this flick which
has echoes of American Psycho -but none of the humour.