The Snowtown Murders

This grisly thriller is based on the true story of Australia's worst serial killer, John Bunting, and the people he convinced to help him. One of them is teenager Jamie, whose entire family eventually falls under Bunting's dark spell.
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Netflix Rating: 2.8
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 85%
Critics' score: 85   Audience score: 72   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Your appreciation of this Australian horror movie will depend on whether you think its artistry justifies its unrelenting ugliness. full review

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

The film is a chilling study of an evil, dominant personality and his victims. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Overlong and grim to the point where some scenes are virtually unwatchable... full review

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

An impressive but exceptionally disturbing feature debut from Australian director Justin Kurzel that pushes the new wave of Aussie crime films up a notch. full review

Andrew O'Hehir,

This distressing infiltration of a family of young boys by a charismatic psychopath rewards with a stylistic talent that feels entirely new. full review

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

A dull thriller of ultra-bleak withholding. full review

Karina Longworth, Village Voice

The result is a movie that can be admired in many respects from a distance but is progressively less emotionally engaging. full review

Richard Kuipers, Variety

A well-made but hard-to-watch portrait of Australia's worst serial killer. full review

Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter
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