14. Killing Them Softly (2012)

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4.3 Dull
  • Acting 5
  • Directing 4.2
  • Story 3.6
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini

Director: Andrew Dominik

Running Time: 97 mins


Killing Them Softly is an American film about a man who comes to a town to restore order after a mob card game is robbed by amateur thieves.

This film was just way too boring for me. The title was promising to be a good gangster movie, there were some big names in the form of Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta and the initial storyline was intriguing too, however after Ray Liotta’s death, it all became quite vacant.

The impression that I got from this film was that it was just designed to be as arty as possible, and this was proven to me during the what felt like 5 minute slow-mo scene in which Ray Liotta’s character is involved in a car crash and consequently murdered.

Overall, this gets a 4.3 because it was too slow for its premise, and the storyline was just thrown away halfway through, and although some of the fighting was quite good, it was just too boring to watch.

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