Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series 1993)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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A wanna-be tough guy and his 14-year-old girlfriend go on a murder spree.


6.5/10
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  • Fairuza Balk and Tim Roth in Murder in the Heartland (1993)
  • Jake Carpenter and Heather Kafka in Murder in the Heartland (1993)
  • Fairuza Balk and Tim Roth in Murder in the Heartland (1993)
  • Fairuza Balk and Tim Roth in Murder in the Heartland (1993)

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15 January 2001 | jminer
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| Spellbinding performance by Tim Roth in a disturbing film
Why anybody would want to retell the story of Charles Starkweather so many years after the events that made him notorious is beyond my comprehension.

Perhaps it was just meant to be a character study: Tim Roth dominates the entire show as a passionate, capricious, and utterly fascinating Starkweather.

The film disturbs me because I doubt that the real Starkweather was so interesting. Contemporary accounts suggest he was a sociopath unable to calibrate his responses to all those negative situations of life: envy, frustration, depression. The director has done a great job; the question is, why.

While this film is not well known compared with Pulp Fiction, even Rob Roy, Roth's performance is spellbinding - at least as good as his role in Reservoir Dogs.

It deserves to be seen, as a landmark of late 20th century, one of the really great performances by an actor, rather than a star turn by an overhyped PR product.

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