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Kill Your Friends (18)

Kill Your Friends (18)

Comedy, Crime, Thriller

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

The critical consensus

Nicholas Hoult does his best to bring Niven's weapons-grade scumbag to life, in a film hobbled by amateurish acting and absence of production value.

**(*)(*)(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 28/10/2015

Ultimately everyone in Kill Your Friends is so unpleasant that you really don’t want to spend time in their company.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 06/11/2015

The film's redeeming factor is its giddy sense of excess. Like the protagonist of The Wolf of Wall Street, Stelfox pushes everything to absolute extremes.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 06/11/2015

Nicholas Hoult shows charisma in the lead role, but this cast of repugnant characters is draining.

**(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Guardian, 05/11/2015

Verdict: Nasty black comedy.

**(*)(*)(*)Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 30/11/2015

Too often the film just seems desperate to shock.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 07/11/2015

Nicholas Hoult is an obnoxious A&R man in this witless adaptation of John Niven’s novel.

**(*)(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 08/11/2015

Features about Kill Your Friends (18)

Kill Your Friends is less drama than documentary, says ex-music executive

Lois Pryce, The Independent, 06/11/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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