First Reactions to David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’ Premiere

Initial Buzz Around David Fincher’s “The Killer”

The anticipation is over! David Fincher’s new film “The Killer” had its premiere this morning at Venice. Rumour has it that the review embargo is set to lift at around 3PM ET today. Preliminary whispers suggest a film that’s largely well-received, but no whispers were loud enough to flag it as one of Fincher’s very best. It’s said to be a strong slow-burner, featuring a script typically ho-hum, but lifted by Fincher’s signature directorial prowess.

Critical Responses Begin to Roll In

Critical accolades are now rolling in from revered outlets like Deadline, The Guardian, The Wrap, The Daily Beast, Time, Screen and The Telegraph.

However, it’s not all applause. A fair share of critics were left wanting. Some less glowing and more mixed (and somewhat positive) reviews were posted by Variety, Vanity Fair, IndieWire, Evening Standard, WhyNow, Little White Lies, BBC and The Playlist.

Overall Rating and Upcoming Screenings

“The Killer” currently sits at a critic-based score of 75 on Metacritic based on 13 reviews. The next opportunity to catch this film will be its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October. For those who can’t make it to the festival, it will be available for streaming on Netflix from November 10th onward.

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