Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic robbers.
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Should have either been purely arthouse or solely a gritty grindhouse film to work. Killers is too shallow and repetitive to be an analysis of the criminal mind, and much too patient to be energetic. The dual storylines plod along without a sense of surprise. Many of the horror scenes are more bloody than terrifying or unsettling due to the film's thirst for entertainment rather than layered emotion.
The 'Mo Brothers' sadistic, inventive and gory film delivers the genre goods making good on the promise that 'Safe Haven' showed (co-directed by Tjahjanto). Aside from the predictable finish this tale keeps the viewer glued throughout especially whenever Kazuki Kitamura is on screen. It may well be brutal and misogynist but its dual narrative offers its own rewards as well. Indonesian cinema needs more exposure.
Despite devoting over two hours to following their homicidal antics, the filmmakers never make the mistake of glamorizing our titular killers. It's understood that these are two very sick individuals with nary a redeeming quality. Which begs the question: do we really want to spend 137 minutes in their company? Unlike contemporaries such as "I Saw the Devil," this film lacks the spark to stand out in a crowded genre.
Heartless, soulless, and weightless blocks of building that steadily crumbles down horribly. Why do you think that every Park Chan-Wook's Vengeance trilogy felt so heavy, powerful, and gut-wrenching? because every slashes, pounds, and cracks delivered with a weight of emotion and motivation. You ? you have none, even if there was, it was hazy and crummy. It tastes like a sour piss, blegh..
Vicious, striking, and deeply disturbed, KILLERS is a phenomenally well executed tale of murder and obsession that carries as much pathos as it does carnage. Kazuki Kitamura and Oka Antara command the screen with madness and tension in equal measures. Momentum does begin to fade in the last act, but it's finale more than makes up for it's short-comings. Separately, The Mo Brothers are good, but together they are EVIL
Orribile,non c'è neanche un appiglio a cui aggrapparsi per trovare qualcosa di salvabile. Violenza gratuita e malfatta come neanche il peggior B Movie italiano,personaggi vuoti e senza un motivo,scene che dovrebbero essere tese ma che deflagrano in ridicolaggine pura. Il finale poi sublima tutta la diarrea vista in precedenza. Due ore di ciarpame puro.