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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

HD   R Closed Captioning

John Krokidas

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About the Movie

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 134
  • Fresh: 101
  • Rotten: 33
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Ultimately ... two points of emphasis must be pared down to one, and this is where "Kill Your Darlings," arriving at the fork in the road, makes the wrong turn. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 31, 2013

Fresh: Kill Your Darlings is a tale of inspiration, then, but also a tale of jealousy, obsession, homophobia, and homicide. It's a whirlwind. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 8, 2013

Fresh: You don't need to know the Beats to understand "Kill Your Darlings," you just need to know the twinkling promise, and dark turns, of life. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Nov 22, 2013

Fresh: "Kill Your Darlings" occupies some in-between place, with young, intelligent actors working hard at being gritty as their director makes sure we see every ounce of effort. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Nov 8, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Great movie!

Phenomenal movie!! These actors bring life to some of literature's most well known writers. Dane Dehaan & Daniel Radcliffe deliver a spectacular performance.

Great Movie,

This film was one of the best I've seen this year. The acting from all was incredible, especially Radcliffe and Dehann.


Pretty good movie! I wish it would’ve went a bit further. Daniel Radcliffe is such an amazing actor! Far better than his Harry Potter role. Love that he will do anything to please his fans!