How do you cast Simon Pegg in a movie and then do virtually nothing with him?
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2015-04-10
Not a great film. Or particularly good. In fact, it's fairly bad as B-movies go.
Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2015-04-10
The director, Kriv Stenders, arranges bodies in spaces without distinction, but he does show a curious fondness for shots of moving cars. It's an image he returns to so many times that you wonder if he was as eager to get out of here as you are.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2015-04-09
"Kill Me Three Times" works overtime to seem unique and clever. The result, however, is a derivative, gimmicky, at times dizzying puzzle that fails to engage.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 2015-04-09
Pegg's a pleasure, but elsewhere "Kill Me Three Times" is never as clever as it wants to be.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2015-04-09
An Australian crime yarn with a solid cast and tone, but not enough freshness - or enough of Pegg's waggishness - to be memorable.
Tom Russo, Boston Globe, 2015-04-09
The film isn't enough fun to recommend on its own terms, with its sloppy construction and so little in the way of stylistic flourishes.
Andrew Lapin, NPR, 2015-04-09
This Australian movie reminds you what can happen when directors pretend to be Quentin Tarantino, complete with snark masquerading as style, slippery timelines, blood and guts and guns everywhere.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 2015-04-09
The story line moves ahead, backward and sideways in three separate chapters that generally set up enough surprises to give viewers, and the characters, banana-peel concussions.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2015-04-09
Although "Kill Me Three Times" includes a few murders, it does nothing to justify its title. Mostly, it just shoots itself in the foot, over and over.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2015-04-09
It's nice to see Pegg stretch a little and play the bad guy. Too bad "Kill Me Three Times" doesn't give him better material.
Thomas Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, 2015-04-09
It's too listless to even qualify as a proper Tarantino knockoff, and each faux-retro strum on the soundtrack starts to feel like a burden.
Jesse Hassenger, AV Club, 2015-04-09
Taped onto VHS, Kill Me Three Times could pass for a forgotten Pulp Fiction knockoff
Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly, 2015-04-08
Kriv Stenders's film is unashamed to resurrect the laziest tropes of the Tarantino rip-offs that once clogged the shelves of every Blockbuster in the land.
David Ehrlich, Time Out, 2015-04-08
A circle of lowlifes gradually kill one another off to no great effect in the dull and woebegone comic noir Kill Me Three Times.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2015-04-03
Feels like poser noir all the way, never achieving the darkly comic flair or freshness of style needed to sell its fatalistic twists.
Justin Chang, Variety, 2014-10-07
Squanders a talented cast, sharp visuals and spectacular locations on a grisly trail of mayhem that rarely yields much mirth.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-09-12