DVD: The Killing (US): Season One, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)


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Yes, of course, the Danish original was darker. And it's true, too, that the makers of that didn't feel the need to cheat viewers by throwing in a final "twist" to cynically ensure they'd keep watching season two.

But the American Killing still exerts a vice-like grip thanks, mainly, to the central performances in this brooding study of how the murder of a young girl changes the lives of family, friends, police and suspects.