Film Review: Killing Them Softly

| 11 October , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Ben Mendelsohn, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins,
Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5

Frankie (Scoot McNairy) isn’t very bright. Neither is Russell (Ben Mendelsohn). When the two decide to rob a mob’s poker game, everything goes surprisingly well. But repercussions come in the form of Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) and his guns … the metal ones … not his arms.

If you’re a fan of Brad Pitt, crime dramas, dark humour, and bloody violence you may really like this. If you prefer Brad Pitt strutting around fields with his shirt off, we don’t blame you, but this may not be your kind of flick.

The film is adapted from George V. Higgin’s novel, Cogan’s Trade. Directed by Andrew Dominik, Killing them Softly neatly ties around the collapse of the American economy. Unsurprisingly, Pitt steals the show with his effortless acting as a smart, adept killer that knows how the world really works. He guides viewers through the meandering plot, as he seeks to gun down his incompetent targets. But it’s a hard time for everyone, including hard people.

Join Pitt and his guns as he seeks to restore his own sense of order.

Killing them Softly, in cinemas now.


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