Kill Me Three Times is a film starring Simon Pegg, Steve Le Marquand, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Hemsworth and Callan Mulvey. It’s directed by Kriv Stenders and has a total run time of 90 minutes.
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Kill Me Three Times Review
Kill Me Three Times is essentially a hitman story set in a small Australian town. We follow Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) around the town and we see him go about his job. Every character in the story is involved in some dodgy act, whether it be murder, blackmail, adultery or thievery. Charlie Wolfe encounters all of these people and things get pretty dangerous for him as things go on in the film.
Kill Me Three Times has a comedic tone to it and is presented to us by the director as something fairly lighthearted. It’s got funny music that plays all the way through its run time and characters are all quite goofy. It’s a nice to have for a film and in some ways it’s a lot of fun, but I didn’t find myself laughing all that much with this one. Simon Pegg’s performance reminded me a little bit of Johnny Depp’s performance as Mortdecai (2015) earlier this year, both Wolfe and Mortdecai are funny type of characters, but he’s not necessarily laugh out loud funny.
The plot of the film isn’t that bad, we have a group of characters and they are all up to some type of devious scheme. It was okay all the way through, however the ending was awful and ruined the film to be honest. If it didn’t end so badly, I would have said the film was potentially worth renting, but instead I would suggest that it’s something you would watch only if you really wanted to.
All the actors did a alright in Kill Me Three Times, Simon Pegg was by far the most entertaining but Teresa Palmer and Luke Hemsworth weren’t too bad at all. The rest of the cast was fairly forgettable though. The script writers seemed to have decided to make everyone goofy in this film and it made everyone’s performances seem the same in the end.
Overall Kill Me Three times was a mildly entertaining film, filled with a vast array of goofy characters who do a lot of devious things. However even though everyone was quite goofy, Kill Me Three Times wasn’t the funniest thing ever to watch with very few laugh out loud jokes. Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer and Luke Hemsworth are fairly entertaining, but there’s only so much these actors can do. With the film ending the way that it did, it leaves you wondering what the writers were going for with this. Sure it’s funny movie filled with goofy characters, but it really needed something more.
“Available for Digital Download, and on DVD & Blu-Ray on 9 September.”