After the suspicious death of the Mother Superior her replacement is chosen but Sister Talia (Susie Abromeit - A Perfect Christmas), a trainee nun, finds herself being handed a gun for her own protection and being asked by a senior nun to investigate the death. It forces Talia to confront her past as unlike the others in the Abbey she has not led a sheltered life and has experience of the real world. But in investigating Talia learns some surprising secrets about the women who are now her friends and how despite being nuns it does not make them incapable of murder.
Sister Agatha on the rooftop with a lectern, yes welcome to the Nun version of Cluedo or at least that is how "Sometimes the Good Kill" comes across. But sadly with you only ever feeling like an observer this made for TV movie fails to draw you in to the investigation and grip you in a way you would want a murder mystery to do. As such we have a murder in an Abbey and we have Talia whose semi-mysterious past makes her the best candidate amongst the nuns to investigate. We don't get told immediately but learn that she has killed before whilst also dealing with the homeless and prostitutes, which leads you to believe she might have been a cop who turned her back on her former way of life. But the whole thing feels laborious and of course with it being in an Abbey there is silence in many of the scenes, which causes a lack of atmosphere and contributes to why "Sometimes the Good Kill" struggles to be an edge of your seat murder mystery.
Another reason why "Sometimes the Good Kill" struggles is that we never really get to know the characters with much of the movie focusing on the pleasant Susie Abromeit as Talia as she snoops around, asks questions and discover plenty of back stabbing by the other nuns. But again the character is weak and like the rest of them is forgettable. In truth the most memorable part of "Sometimes the Good Kill" is the building where it is filmed as it throws some wonderful light through its tall windows and gives this a look which is superior to what you tend to find in other Lifetime movies.
What this all boils down to is that despite the unusual set up of a murder of a nun "Sometimes the Good Kill" ends up a slow and pretty dull made for TV murder mystery movie. In truth the best thing about the movie is that who ever chose the location for the shoot did a brilliant job.