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Killing Them Softly (2012)

Killing Them Softly
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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Jackie
Scoot McNairy

Scoot McNairy

Frankie
Vincent Curatola

Vincent Curatola

Johnny Amato
Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta

Markie Trattman
Trevor Long

Trevor Long

Steve Caprio


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Andrew Dominik

Andrew Dominik

(screenplay)


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Rich with atmosphere and nuance

2 years, 3 months ago at Oct 23 8:31
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"They cry, they plead, they beg, they piss themselves, they cry for their mothers. It gets embarrassing. I like to kill 'em softly. From a distance."

Director Andrew Dominik's third feature film after Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2012's Killing Them Softly is a brutal tale of mob politics based on George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade... read more

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2 years, 4 months ago at Sep 26 17:56
2 votes
I adore Andrew Dominik, CHOPPER is just stupendous and THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES is my favourite film of the 00s. As such I was very much excited for KILLING HIM SOFTLY. As such I’m kind of conflicted about the film, because I think from any other director I’d view it as an absolute slamdunk, but as a follow up to THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES it feels at times kind of perfunctory.read more

A good movie

10 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 7 23:42
2 votes
Man, it seems that Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt will never catch a break… Back in 2007, they made ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’(allegedly Brad Pitt’s favorite performance of his own) and even though it was loved by some, it was barely seen at the time. 5 years later, they come up with another project and, this time, not only it was again barely seen but it di... read more
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Description: When their poker game is knocked off by petty thieves, the Mob calls in their best enforcer, Jackie Cogan, to make things right. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Jackie must track down and punish those responsible for the heist. His assignment is complicated by those he comes up against along the way - an aging, drunken hit man, ... (more)
Release date: 30 November 2012
2012 (11), Crime (9), 2010s (7), Thriller (5), Usa (4), Drama (3), (2), Hitman (2), 2010's (2), Drugs (2), Adaptation (1), Am. Indie (1), Gangster (1), 00's (1), Ray Liotta (1), Andrew Dominik (1), Brad Pitt (1), Mafia/ Gangster (1), Noir (1), Ben Mendelsohn (1)
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A good movie

“Man, it seems that Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt will never catch a break… Back in 2007, they made ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’(allegedly Brad Pitt’s favorite performance of his own) and even though it was loved by some, it was barely seen at the time. 5 years later, they come up with another project and, this time, not only it was again barely seen but it didn’t get much love either. Personally, I did like it but, I have to admit it, the whole thing was really flawed but let’s start with the good stuff. In my opinion, the whole thing looked great, with an often gorgeous cinematography and a very nice tone and style. Furthermore, the acting was just top-notch (Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard). So, what went wr” read more

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"I'm all for mob thrillers that derive tension more from dialogue and character interaction than from shoot-outs and fist fights, but Killing them Softly's screeching insistence on drawing parallels between its plot and the 2008 financial collapse is awfully heavy-handed, to the point that I wouldn't blame you if you felt the desire to shoot yourself if you see one more scene in which a character just happens to walk by a TV set in which a politician is making remarks about the economy that oh-so"


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Rich with atmosphere and nuance

“"They cry, they plead, they beg, they piss themselves, they cry for their mothers. It gets embarrassing. I like to kill 'em softly. From a distance."

Director Andrew Dominik's third feature film after Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2012's Killing Them Softly is a brutal tale of mob politics based on George V. Higgins' 1974 novel Cogan's Trade. On top of being a gritty gangster picture, the film provides a thoughtful commentary on America's current political and economical climate. Indeed, Dominik highlights that the mob and the government are in fact very similar, though neither party is prepared to admit it. For those unwilling to pay full attention and engage their brain, Killing Them Softly may be ultimately unsatisfying, as it asks mor” read more

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