13 sept. 2011

The Killing Jar

This 2010 film directed by Mark Young stars Michael Madsen and Amber Bensen. It takes place in a diner at night. There has been a murder in the area and the waitress, Noreen, prods the deputy sheriff to question a leather-jacketed stranger. The stranger goes to his car and gets a shotgun and holds the diner's customers hostage.

The film has the feel of a stage play; it is a real actor's movie, though it lets the violence do too much of the work. Imagine if Pinter had written the script and let the violence be more implicit than explicit? It would have been a better film. Still, Madsen and the rest of the cast are excellent.