Title: Kill Me Three Times Director: Kriv Stenders Year: 2014 Run time: 1hr 30m
“Kill Me Three Times is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the cunning assassin, Charlie Wolfe, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the temptress of a sun-drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge.”
1:27 – Large number of identity we’ve never heard of, and companies with finance in the title, which is always worrying! 4:07 – The trouble is, you just sort of don’t buy Pegg as a Tarantino murderer type. 8:42 – Australia is definitely beautiful. The sunshine plays a big part in that! 12:04 – It’s intriguing, at least. 15:05 – Brother Hemsworth! 21:08 – These are quite literally the worst criminals ever.
Yep, switched this one off. I wasn’t convinced by the trailer, but hey, it’s Simon Pegg and we want to be supportive of his efforts. The real question, after watching just twenty minutes, is, why on earth did he agree to make this film?
It’s an odd one, trying to be arty and not really hitting the right marks. The acting was atrocious, with Pegg quite naturally being the best thing in it. I was vaguely interested in what the dentist and his wife were up to, but once the time jump happened, I really lost interest. Even the bonus Hemsworth couldn’t help.