Texas Killing Fields

Texas Killing Fields

DVD - 2012
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Inspired by true events, this tense and haunting thriller follows Detective Souder (Sam Worthington), a homicide detective in a small Texan town, and his partner, transplanted New York City cop Detective Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they track a sadistic serial killer dumping his victims' mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh locals call 'The Killing Fields.' Despite his partner's warnings, Detective Heigh sets out to investigate the crimes.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2012]
Call Number: DVD F TEXA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 06, 2020

It's Texas.

Jun 12, 2019

Not sure if I have watched way to many detective shows and movies but I felt there was just something missing from the movie. I feel one part is the audience actually was not formally informed exactly about the killing field or why the one cop was so obsessive with it. Both detectives knew exactly what the killing field was about except for the audience which gets informed slowly through out the movie. I also found the main detective to be reckless. He screws up by under estimating the suspects and then repeats it again near the end of the movie. I feel this movie under different directors could have been an academy winner but as it stands it was just ok when there is nothing else to watch.

Apr 21, 2016

Two recently paired up homicide detectives went about solving a murder case with different focus and direction based on their own personal experiences. There were many major characters besides the principals played by Chastain, Moretz, Morgan and Worthinton: good cops, bad cops, happy couple, divorced couple, psychotic killers, serial killers and one really dysfunctional family. Knock off a star for requiring too much energy to follow the story. Overall an above average police crime drama.

Mar 26, 2016

Subtitles are a good size, white with no background.
Enjoyed this very much, but love my crime dramas. Though I think the only "true" part is that there are a lot of dead women found in a field in Texas.

Apr 16, 2013

What a piece of disapointment this movie was. Please get me back the 1.5 hours I've wasted of this "film".

wayne19711012 Aug 22, 2012

i dont get it

Aug 20, 2012

Not entertaining.

kevfarley Aug 08, 2012

Unusually developed and not plotted like a regular crime thriller. (Perhaps because it is based on real events.) I'm not into 'artsy' , ..but I found that this film rewarded my effort at close immersion into following its evolutions. (..and the Commentary was worth it also.)

Jul 13, 2012

not usually a fan of crime dramas due to their graphic nature, but this one mostly manages to avoid that, so with no need to cringe and a decent, well paced story line, not bad.

lasertravis Jul 08, 2012

Great cast. Lame movie. Nothing about this movie grabbed me or stood out to me. I just kept expecting for something better to happen. Nothing ever did. There was a fair bit of good acting, but for no real reason. Many plot strands, or reasons to delve deeper into particular characters, came up and then were completely ignored. Felt like a series of unfinished and at times unconnected scenes.

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Apr 21, 2016

Brian: Can't you just go home and watch TV like other kids? Can you do that?
Ann: Yeah.
Brian: Then get out of here. Go do it.
Ann: Look, what did I do? Huh? What did I do?
Brian: You know you're never alone? There's always someone looking out for you.
Ann: Now, who's that, hmm? God? Now, you see, God's too busy for me. I figured it out. Everybody's always, you know, busting his balls all the time- you know, "Give me this. I want that." He ain't got time for little people. Not me.

Apr 21, 2016

Mike to Brian: What were you thinking? Huh? Were you thinking, "I'm a big New York gorilla"? Thinking, "I'm a big tough guy..."
Pam: Go away, Mike. "...Getting all tough on those small-town fish"?
Mike to Pam: Was I talking to you? Go on.
Mike to Brian: You don't know how close to the edge you are. You belong with Levon and Rule in Texas City with me. You don't know where you are right here. This place- this place is nothing but chaos. Your God don't even come here. You don't know where you are right here.
Brian: I know exactly where I am.


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