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I Know Who Killed Me Review

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1.0

Dave White Profile

… As a huge fan of unintentional comedy, I can wholeheartedly recommend it as that … Read full review

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  • 1.0
    16

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A grisly piece of torture porn.

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  • 0

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    There's a fresh candidate in the running for worst movie of 2007 honors.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Unless you derive pleasure from watching Lohan being tortured, there's no reason to subject yourself to this movie. Besides, if that's your goal, all you have to do is turn on tabloid TV. There's Lindsay's living hell of a life, being broadcast 24/7.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The film suggests Lohan probably (allegedly) should've gone after her agent the other night, not the mother of an ex-personal assistant.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

Awful Lindsay Lohan serial killer movie; beware!

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Lindsay Lohan movie is emphatically not for kids. She plays a stripper who becomes involved in a serial murder case, appearing not only in pole-dancing scenes and scenes where she drinks and smokes cigarettes, but also in very violent scenes. This imagery includes bloody dismemberment, bondage, fights, a chase in a dark house, a creepy basement with prosthetic legs hanging from the ceiling, and a couple of dead parents discovered by high-school-aged children. Sexual imagery includes pole-dancing, lap-dancing, and much writhing on stage, as well as a sex scene between Dakota and Jerrod (all close-ups, with moaning, as her "mother" overhears from the kitchen downstairs). The strippers and their clients smoke cigarettes and drink hard liquor. Language includes frequent use of "f--k."

  • Families can talk about this film role as a choice for Lindsay Lohan, who is trying to make a transition from Disney films and kids' parts into more mature fare: How does this film help or hurt that transition? What sorts of movies should she be making? Does her party girl image overshadow her acting talents? Should young actors have to be role models?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Terrible throughout: serial killer tortures and dismembers his victims; stripper drinks, smokes, and has indiscriminate sex; "good" schoolgirl flirts with seedy-looking gardener; father lies to daughter and wife; cops are threatening and slow on the uptake.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Extreme violence and frequent discussion of violence: serial killer in the news dismembers victims (bloody, explicit images of fingers frozen in dry ice so they turn black, then cut off), Dakota appears without arm and leg (especially bloody in her nightmare version), Aubrey screams and cries while she's tortured (close-ups of her face), search party for missing Aubrey recalls TV news. Dakota discovers her mother's dead body (overdosed, grisly blue/black, with flies buzzing). Dakota's wounds-by-osmosis are displayed overtly (bloody and gaping), as are images she finds on the net illustrating a concept called "Stigmata Twins." Fight between Aubrey and serial killer includes slamming, hitting, falling, bondage, a hand sawed off, and a throat cut, all producing lots of blood.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Film opens with, then repeats periodically repeats images of Dakota dancing in strip club (usually close-up, in red light, slow motion, and lingerie, pole-dancing and writhing); she rubs a customer's cigarette along her thigh, then he smells it. Strip club scenes show other women's naked breasts and lap-dancing. Aubrey kisses her boyfriend, also flirting with lawn-man (he holds up branch to simulate an erection and she shows off her tightly-clad form). Discussions of sex include high school girls ("popping out babies"), science class ("female reproductive organs"), Aubrey and Jerrod ("Is that all I am to you?"), Dakota and Jerrod (she uses "f--k" in her conversation). Repeated shots of cleavage, discussion of condoms (as the basis of a ruse played on FBI agents).

  • language false5

    Language: Foul language includes at least 18 uses of "f--k," plus a few instances of "s--t," "hell," and "goddamn."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Lexus, Ask.com, Wikipedia.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Heavy smoking and drinking by Dakota, her strip club boss, and clients at the strip club. Dakota says she was "raised by a crack addict."

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