Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
The Killing
8 Rating
(431 ratings)
8.1 IMDB rating

Your Rating:



Directed by


Starring (View all)
Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden

Johnny Clay
Vince Edwards

Vince Edwards

Val Cannon
Jay C. Flippen

Jay C. Flippen

Marvin Unger
Ted de Corsia

Ted de Corsia

Policeman Randy Kennan
Marie Windsor

Marie Windsor

Sherry Peatty
Elisha Cook Jr.

Elisha Cook Jr.

George Peatty
Joe Sawyer

Joe Sawyer

Mike O'Reilly


Written by (View all)
Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

(screenplay)
Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

(dialogue)


The Killing Videos

Three Reasons The Killing

6 Views

Added 9 months ago




Lists

214 votes
IMDb Top 250 [Official] (252 items)
list by Prelude
Published 7 years, 5 months ago 32 comments
99 votes
300 great films (300 items)
list by The Wolf
Published 5 years, 9 months ago 13 comments
97 votes
My Top 100 Movies (100 items)
list by jizzmopper
Published 4 years, 9 months ago 20 comments
96 votes
A Movie A Year following IMDB ratings (83 items)
list by johanlefourbe
Published 3 years, 11 months ago 36 comments
95 votes
Finnish translations (174 items)
list by Kankku
Published 5 years, 1 month ago 57 comments

View all The Killing lists (223 more)

Cover art, photos and screenshots

6 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes
1 vote

View all The Killing pictures (40 more)

Reviews

THE KILLING

6 years, 2 months ago at Jul 27 18:17
2 votes
"At exactly 3.45 on that Saturday afternoon in the last week of September, Marvin Unger was, perhaps, the only one among the hundred thousand people at the track who felt no thrill in the running of the fifth race. He was totally disinterested in horse racing and held a lifelong contempt for gambling. Nevertheless, he had a $5 win bet on every horse in the fifth race. He knew, of course, that this... read more

Good film but not one of Kubrick's best...

4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 31 8:02
2 votes
The Killing is a film that has a very dark story and is a story with a very slow dialogue. It starts off really slowly within the first 30 minutes at least and then it just suddenly starts all over again. To be perfectly honest, I thought this film was rather thrilling and was quite impactful but I don't really refer it as a classic crime film as I don't as a classic Kubrick film.

<... read more

Review

2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 30 6:21
2 votes
Very nicely paced and set-up for 9/10s of the film. The scheming and characterizations are spot on and make this film a joy to watch. For the ending, however, Kubrick really has to jump through some ridiculous hoops and awkward set-ups to make it happen. It doesn't unglue the rest of the film but it certainly makes it so that the corners are peeling up a bit in the end.
View all The Killing reviews (1 more)
Description: Johnny Clay has a plan. After spending 5 years in Alcatraz, he decides that if he's going to commit crimes, the risk had better be worth the punishment. He then proceeds to mastermind a brilliant criminal scheme to steal $2,000,000 from a local racetrack in which "no one will get hurt." The only flaw in his plan is that he d ... (more)
Release date: 6 June 1956
UPC: 027616770622
Film Noir (13), 1950s (12), Crime (10), Heist (10), Thriller (9), Robbery (7), Drama (7), 1956 (7), Classic (6), Black And White (5), Black & White (4), Police Corruption (4), Gangster (4), Usa (3), 300 Greatest Films (3), Clown Mask (3), 50s (3), Cult Favorite (3), Motel (3), Sterling Hayden (2)
Join Listal to add your own lists, reviews, tags, pictures and videos to this movie

Update feed

Fabrikun added this to a list 1 day, 16 hours ago
Stanley Kubrick : Filmography ranked by RYM (16 movies items)

" IMDB Ranking : #8 Listal Ranking : #5"


Kenji added this to a list 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Essential Kubrick, with A-Z (11 movies items)
Petri added this to a list 2 weeks, 6 days ago
David Thomson: 1,000 Films (999 movies items)
stobesultan added this to a list 3 weeks, 4 days ago
elo_kuvat (100 movies items)
OsamaEx added this to a list 1 month ago
Most Shocking/Controversial Magazine Covers. (60 person items)

"Time Magazine March 1990 The Assisted Suicides Time brought the uncomfortable issue of assisted suicides front and center with this 1990 cover."


Nykä added this to a list 1 month ago
films watched in 2014 (408 movies items)
The Cinephile added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Noah ("Leon") added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Favorite Films (68 movies items)
Artem added this to a list 1 month, 4 weeks ago
watchlist (555 movies items)
filmbuilder added this to a list 2 months, 2 weeks ago
IMDB Top 250 (2014) (250 movies items)

"8.0"


johanlefourbe added this to a list 2 months, 3 weeks ago
My Queue (420 movies items)
Tumppi added this to a list 3 months ago
Tumppi's Movie Shelf (1088 movies items)
Nacca added this to a list 4 months, 1 week ago
Seen in 2014 (204 movies items)
moviewatcher122 posted a image 4 months, 1 week ago

moviewatcher122 added this to a list 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Moviewatcher122's 2014 Film Diary: June (27 movies items)

"June 8 "You'd be killing a horse - that's not first degree murder, in fact it's not murder at all, in fact I don't know what it is." While Killer's Kiss was pretty good for one of Kubrick's earlier films, this one is his first masterpiece. It had some great dialogue and characters, and I really enjoyed every minute of it. It's a classic film noir and it's a shame that it doesn't get mentioned as much as Kubrick's later films."


milkywaymoses added this to a list 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Films watched 2014 (67 movies items)
malpractice added this to a list 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Bruce Wayne added this to a list 5 months ago
Poyse added this to a list 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Blonde added this to a list 6 months ago
Watched in 2014 (165 movies items)
P_arnott added this to a list 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Rath added this to a list 6 months, 4 weeks ago
P_arnott added this to a list 7 months ago
100 Films Beyond the Canon (100 movies items)
Iano added this to a list 7 months ago
Noir (76 movies items)
Onion Jack voted for an image 7 months, 1 week ago

Onion Jack added this to a list 7 months, 1 week ago
50 from '56 (50 music items)

"Stars: Sterling Hayden & Coleen Gray Released: 6 June 1956Box Office: - Rotten Audience: 92%"


propelas added this to a list 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Listal Top 250 (250 movies items)
Nacca added this to a list 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Nacca voted for an image 8 months, 2 weeks ago

JRank added this to a list 8 months, 2 weeks ago
mazardeus posted a review 8 months, 2 weeks ago

“I like this early work of Stanley Kubrick. Very good story that is structured well with interesting characters.” read more

Miika added this to a list 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Miika's Movie Diary - 2014 (138 movies items)

"30.1, DVD Ihan jees noir, jossa kokonaisuus on luotu ihailtavan huolellisesti ja ohjaus on hyvää. Ei muuta."


Holy Godiva voted for an image 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Holy Godiva added this to a list 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Love Stinks on Listal (RESULTS) (68 movies items)

" Total: 5 points 5 points: cleon"


Eric added this to a list 9 months, 1 week ago
2012 Movie Diary (230 movies items)
Rath posted a video 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Three Reasons The Killing
Blonde added this to a list 10 months ago
Movies I need to watch or rewatch (162 movies items)

"Watched."


P_arnott added this to a list 11 months, 2 weeks ago
CFB Top 100 Film Noir (100 movies items)
Moon River voted for an image 11 months, 4 weeks ago

P_arnott added this to a list 1 year ago

« Prev12 3 4 5 6 7 Next »