Kill Me Three Times (2015)

  • Simon Pegg is the highlight of the movie (and he plays an unusual role which is nice to see but he wasn't enough to save this movie)
  • The violent bursts of violence provide some welcome jolts
  • The Australian scenery
  • Final image of the movie

  • But at the same time Simon Pegg isn't used enough (or lack of a better word, better)
  • A very mundane and tedious storyline that feels all too familiar
  • Pitched as a black comedy, but there are just about no actual laughs to be found
  • Completely overbearing music through far too much of the movie
  • Instantly forgettable

Scores: 3/10

I knew going into Kill Me Three Times that the movie had an abysmal rating of just 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I figured Simon Pegg could have been the saving grace of the movie. But it turns out I was wrong, Pegg wasn't used nearly enough just like most people said. And while the scenes he was actually in were the highlight of the movie, there weren't enough of them and they didn't give him room to actually flourish. It was nice seeing Pegg playing a different character (a villain of sorts) but this unusual role couldn't save this mess.

The problem is everything here is just not up to snuff, it seems to be going through the motions. The humor is hardly even mentionable, the characters are completely unlikeable (also uninteresting), and the story derivative. We see the events of a 'hit' gone wrong and the events that play out through multiple perspectives over the course of the movie. It sounds semi-interesting but it is more tedious than engaging. The problem is none of the characters are interesting in the least and certainly not nearly as funny as the movie wants to be. You eventually come to the realization that they are all going to cross paths sooner or later and their motives come forth, so you're just forced to sit back and wait for those moments to come along. And when all is said and done, the movie's story ends just as you would expect it to (the final image is actually mildly humorous).

Even if you are a huge Simon Pegg fan just like me, this is something you absolutely do not need to see. You might be thinking that he can save any movie he is in, sadly that is just not true in the slightest. Kill Me Three Times is one of the worst movies of the year.