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Killing Season (2013)

John Travolta , Robert De Niro , Mark Steven Johnson  |  R |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia
  • Directors: Mark Steven Johnson
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Millennium
  • DVD Release Date: August 20, 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CX7TOOG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,977 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Deep in the Appalachian mountains, a reclusive American military veteran (Robert De Niro) and a European tourist (John Travolta) strike up an unlikely friendship. But when the tourist's true intentions come to light, what follows is a tense battle across some of America's most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.

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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie July 22, 2013
By VLV
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I was SO surprised by this movie. The acting was very good, the scenery was beautiful and the story was such that it really made you think afterwords. Not because it was confusing, but because of the moral implications, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend this movie to anyone. Some of the fight scenes are a bit graphic, so just be aware.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Acting, So-so Story July 18, 2013
By Simon
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When two powerful actors of our time star in a movie, there is no doubt that you have to watch it. The acting is nothing short than great on either side, DeNiro vs. Travolta, but I didn't dig the story that much. Never the less, it is a good movie and definitely worth watching. If you have seen and liked movies like Sleuth, either 1972 version or the 2007 remake, then you will like this one as well. DeNiro is truly at home and comfortable with his well-known grumpy yet intelligent attitude, while Travolta has taken a different yet challenging role. Honestly, I cannot say more about this movie without ruining it for you, since it is really a two man movie, so I just end my mini review here. Enjoy!
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timely and disturbing August 9, 2013
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Killing Season is a movie that thrills and leaves you thinking. It is timely because the tension echoes many of the current situations going on in society. In their own right each of the two in the movie have their reasons (and justifications) for their points and places. In the end (sorry, no spoiler here) the stark realization of the view from the other side really brings home the powerful moral of this movie. De Niro is his usual amazing self and Travolta delivers a nearly convincing eastern bloc persona. Well worth seeing.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
"Sometimes things become part of you whether you like it or not." Benjamin Ford (De Niro) is a former American soldier who served in Bosnia in 1992. Emil Kovac (Travolta) is a former Serbian soldier who served in 1992. Twenty years later Ford lives alone in a remote cabin trying to forget the past while Kovac has been searching for Ford for twenty years. When the two meet up again a new war begins, this time it becomes personal. I have never really been a Travolta fan and lately it seems that De Niro is very hit or miss so my excitement was tempered for this one. I have to say I really did enjoy this and the movie kept me interested the entire time. The movie is basically just these two hunting each other in the woods while they try to get inside the head of the other and try and understand why this is happening. The only real problem with this is that when Kovac catches Ford he lets him get away and vice versa so it gets a little repetitive but that doesn't really detract too much from the enjoyment of the movie. Overall, kind of a cross between First Blood and the Killer Elite. I enjoyed it. I give it a B.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I really enjoyed the whole story line of the movie. It really had so many twists and turns that you didn't know what to expect next. They picked a beautiful scene for filming and you can really see the true beauty of this wonderful country.

John Travolta really did well portraying his character and use of the accent. If you had never watched John perform before you would think he really was from Bosnia. Robert Di Niro as always does a great job and cannot complain about his role in this film.

I did get a little annoyed with the back and forth torturing but that was what kept you waiting to see who has the upper hand next. I was a little disappointed with the outcome of the ending but then again I didn't expect that turn at all. I would like to see more films in the future with John and Robert acting together.
So watch and enjoy this suspenseful action film.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected August 9, 2013
By JimS
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I was more interested in seeing how they could make Robert De Niro and John Travolta work out in a movie such as this. I didn't expect much, but was actually impressed with the flip-flop of predator/prey that took place. I didn't even recognize John Travolta at first. He plays a great crazy Bosnian. Some of the graphics are a bit intense so be ready to squirm if you don't like the sight of blood or torture.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dddd
Format:Blu-ray
Saw this film last night and could not believe how good it was. Exciting as hell (top 30 action movie all time), and the story is excellent. Cinematography is excellent. Travolta (always good), and Deniro (best role for him in a long while) make Killing Season a must watch. Way above the cut movie about cat and mouse battle between two former soldiers (with each switching who is the cat, and who is the mouse throughout), but more importantly, about the devastating effects of war on a man's soul and psyche. This one will stay with you for awhile. Real emotional impact. I only regret not having seen this on the big screen.

Absolute must see in my opinion. Thanks for reading.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Travolta & De Niro August 13, 2013
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If it weren't for Travolta and De Niro, two outstanding actors, I would have given this a 2. But both these guys are favorites of mine and played their roles well as usual, but the storyline didn't do a whole lot for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Man Vs. Evil, Redemption And Finally Forgiveness
Killing Season is a taut, gritty, bloody thriller with two legendary actors who seem to give it their all in spite of a smaller scale picture. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Marchus
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
I enjoyed this movie. It keeps you guessing and at the edge of your seat as to who is going to do what next! Read more
Published 10 days ago by YodaMagoo
1.0 out of 5 stars Ugh..
John Travolta and Robert De Niro either needed a rent check or just needed something to do. This movie is absolutely horrible. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting.
Very good war movie. Did not expect the ending. The ending made the movie; but, the action from the beginning made the ending. Highly recommend it.
Published 23 days ago by David E. Evans
2.0 out of 5 stars killing season
i cant really say a lot about this movie because it was so long and dry it took me several times to watch it
Published 1 month ago by debra bibb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
I really like the actor Robert De Niro! John Travolta isn't too bad an actor but the beard the way it was looked odd. Very good action one of the best movies I watched.
Published 1 month ago by Susan Kirk
2.0 out of 5 stars Bobby Goes Straight To Video-Part 1
If you're looking for a waste of time and brain cells look no further than this film. Supposedly a metaphor for the Bosnian-Serbian conflict played out in modern day Appalachia... Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Killing season
Its a really great movie with two outstanding actors and has enough twists to keep you guessing until the very end. Highly recommended.
Published 1 month ago by Chuck
4.0 out of 5 stars Violent, but a goodmovie to see. De Niro is superb, Tavolta is...
I don't normally like violent movies that seem like non fiction, but thought I would give this a try anyway. Glad I did, it was worth watching. De Niro delivers as usual. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gift Card
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a great movie!
I've actually watched it twice which I rarely do. The perfect combination of actors, wonderfully complimenting each other along with a good script can't go wrong. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Walker
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