The Kill Team Reviews

November 25, 2019
In making Briggman less indecisive about the call to turn in his squad, the film doesn't allow for Deeks' justifications for his crimes to take hold.
October 31, 2019
The Kill Team's depiction of toxic masculinity and bloodthirstiness within the U.S. Army is blunted by an overly passive lead performance and a lack of specificity in its storytelling.
October 31, 2019
The Kill Team is lean, sincere, impassioned filmmaking, yet it fails to leave as much of an impression as it clearly wants to.
October 30, 2019
Why make a feature film based on your own documentary?
October 28, 2019
It's actually the second half I found the most compelling... I find the last 30 minutes the most interesting of all, but [director Dan Krauss] doesn't explore it as much as I wish he would.
October 26, 2019
[Even] at only a scant 87-minutes I had trouble maintaining interest in all that was happening all the way through to the end.
October 25, 2019
It's recommended for Nat Wolff completionists, but those interested in the story are better off viewing the director's riveting, challenging documentary of the same name.
October 25, 2019
Committed performances bolster this latest examination of the psychological effects of war, which is more admirable for its intentions than its execution.
October 25, 2019
Even re-working this story as fiction, Krauss can't make a reasonable argument that his main subject is primarily a victim.
October 25, 2019
If nothing else, hopefully this stillborn narrative version of the story will prompt viewers to seek out Krauss' far superior documentary.
Top Critic
October 24, 2019
Krauss cannot bring this story through with the necessary urgency, despite the additional wrinkle of a hero who is both alarmed by and complicit in his superior's crimes.
October 24, 2019
While the leads are credible, the filmmaking (including a hacky score) adds a sheen of macho familiarity to a narrative that was eerily matter-of-fact in doc form.
October 24, 2019
Skarsgård is dangerous as ever here, but writer-director Dan Krauss' drama offers very little insight into the minds of these men, and we're left with no satisfying takeaway.
October 23, 2019
What might have been a riveting account of a war crime is now a shallow depiction of a young man's moral crisis.