November 29, 2012

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Country: USA

Summary: A man is hired by the mob to find the culprits of a heist.
Review: The third feature film from Andrew Dominik (“Chopper”, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”) is about a heist planned by three thugs, with prejudice to the local mob and subsequent retaliation. Brad Pitt, teaming up with Dominik for the second time, plays decently the mob’s avenger who works in the shadow but the real deal here is James "Soprano" Gandolfini playing a drunken hitman. Exhibiting a slow pace painted with dark tones, “Killing Me Softly” had potential to be even better. With a very simplistic plot and well prepared dialogues, it tried a smart move by linking the story with the US economic slump, fact that by itself doesn’t make it more special. A "clean" job, nonetheless.

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