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Karla (2006)




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Based on the true story of husband and wife Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, the Ontario-based couple who tortured, raped, and murdered two schoolgirls, as well as Karla's younger sister, in the 1990s.

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Laura Prepon
as Karla Homolka
Misha Collins
as Paul Bernardo
Tess Harper
as Molly Czehowicz
Patrick Bauchau
as Dr. Arnold
Leonard Kelly-Young
as Dan Czehowicz
Cherilyn Hayres
as Tammy Homolka
Kristen Swieconek
as Tina McCarthy
Sarah Foret
as Kaitlyn Ross
Brandon Routh
as Tim Peters
William Duffy
as Det. Porter
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Critic Reviews for Karla

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Things in the movie, like the slasher movie music cues, hint that Karla has exploitation in its veins. The reasons for making it -- and seeing it -- remain more than slightly suspect.

March 16, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

You can call it guilty of exploitation, tastelessness or insensitivity if you like, but its greatest failing is a certain deadly pointlessness.

January 20, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

No audience, Canadian or otherwise, will learn anything here outside of the macabre facts. Worse, they won't feel anything either, not even -- and this is inexcusable -- for the victims themselves.

January 20, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Movies about real life serial killers are released frequently. It's when they're missing grief that they become an insult to the memory of the dead.

December 8, 2006

Victims outshine their captors

April 29, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Because we only see one side of the events, "Karla" rings unconvincing and sensationalistic.

January 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Karla

Rather disturbing movie. Perspective is seemingly biased. News accounts of actual crime told a different tale, so I am not sure that I am buying the ole "he made me do it" perspective. She is just as much of a nutcase as he is, I think.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Very good acting and entertaining BUT this movie was not real enough or explicit enough for being based on real sickening events.

John Me
John Me

Super Reviewer

To me, any accomplice to murder is just as guilty as the person committing it. That's why I am so repulsed by this movie, because it portrays Karla Homolka as a tragic heroine, a victim. Anyone who knows how tragic and sensitive this case was knows that Karla is no victim. There is no reason that a movie should be made of it, especially not one like this.

Edward Boxler
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

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