Film Critics React to Lafayette Movie Theater Shooting

Another incident, in the shadow of the Aurora shooting trial.

In the immediate aftermath of the latest U.S. mass shooting, HitFix’s Drew McWeeny tweeted this powerful reaction:

McWeeny is familiar with the real-life side of American gun culture. As he subsequently explained, he grew up with guns and currently owns a weapon: 

Meanwhile, Erik Childress, awards columnist for, posted a link to the scene below, from American President, where Michael Douglas as the President famously heralds his plan for a new crime bill.

Other film critics reacting with eloquence on Thursday to the senseless violence at a 7:10 p.m. screening of Trainwreck included Richard Roeper (here), Sean Means (here) and Devin Faraci (here). The Lafayette incident occurred on Day 55 of the Aurora theater shooting trial.