Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. The film offers no solutions; it merely presents life -- sometimes hauntingly bleak, sometimes filled with transcendent joy and gentle humor.
"A masterpiece. One of the most insightful and authentic dramas about African-American life on film. One of the finest American films, period." -- Dave Kehr, INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
"An American masterpiece, independent to the bone." -- Manohla Dargis, NY TIMES
"see it again and again" -- Ann Hornaday, WASHINGTON POST