It says something about just how profoundly groundbreaking “Pulp Fiction” was that, 20 years later, we’re still getting movies in that style, though to continually diminishing returns. But, if you’re hankering for a wacky, violent movie, with quips that fly as much as bullets, well, “Kill Me Three Times” may just do the job.
Starring Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey, and Luke Hemsworth, the story centers on a young singer (Braga) in a multi-threaded tale of blackmail and revenge that includes a mercurial assassin (Pegg), a gambling addict (Stapleton), and a small town Lady Macbeth (Palmer) among others. Yawn. You’ve seen this before, right? And indeed, the trailer really brings the energy, but none of it feels remotely involving. Our review out of TIFF notes this is filled with “trite action and insipid characters.”
No release date yet for the film, but check out the trailer below.