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Rated R · 97 minutes · 2012

Crime drama
Brad Pitt stars as Jackie, a shady type brought in to clean up a mess after an organized-crime card game is robbed. His solution is to kill some people and get the game back on track—and he does it in a way that is both scary and fascinating. Directed by Andrew Dominik, who also directed Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, this is a good-looking movie that takes its sweet time. It’s also ultra-violent, with Ray Liotta enduring a screen beating unlike anything you have seen before. James Gandolfini shows up as a grouchy hit man who reminds of a washed-up Tony Soprano after the wife and kids have left. Pitt is just a bona fide movie star here, commanding all of his screen moments with seemingly effortless authority. It’s a great movie to look at, but it isn’t for everybody.


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Official Site: killingthemsoftlymovie.com
Director: Andrew Dominik
Producer: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Steve Schwartz, Paula Schwartz, Anthony Katagas, Megan Ellison, Matt Butan, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna
Cast: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Vincent Curatola, Slaine, Max Casella, Trevor Long and Sam Shepard

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Arkansas Times A gangster allegory with no soul Brad Pitt's 'Killing' is bleak. by Sam Eifling 12/05/2012
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East Bay Express Killing Them Softly Pup fiction. by Kelly Vance 12/05/2012
The Coast Halifax Killing Them Softly An engrossing tale of greed and instability, just in time for the holidays by Jacob Boon 11/29/2012
Indy Week Mobsters chase the American dream in Killing Them Softly Killing Them Softly is a portrait of an America ruled by avarice, where the have-nots are fraught with vice and the haves are left to jockey for an even bigger piece of the pie. by Neil Morris 11/28/2012
Memphis Flyer Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt leads a rogue's gallery in ambitious crime flick. by Chris Herrington 11/29/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Super text: Killing Them Softly For a while anyway, Dominik has the makings of a uniquely down-and-dirty spin on familiar underworld material. by Scott Renshaw 11/28/2012
Portland Mercury American Gangsters Blood, money, and Killing Them Softly. by Erik Henriksen 11/28/2012
Chicago Reader Money shots Brad Pitt and director Andrew Dominik team again on Killing Them Softly by J.R. Jones 11/28/2012

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