Excerpt: Two small time ex-cons stick up a card game frequented by organized criminals and find themselves targeted by a mob enforcer who is brought in to investigate the robbery. Judging by the constant and heavy-handed news sound-bites centring around the recent economic crisis, Killing Them Softly is clearly making making an analogy with the US economy as these mobsters are also feeling the financial pinch.
Summary: I loved this movie. Seeing James Gandolfini and Brad Pitt together reminded me of True Romance. I bet there is a story there on how they were cast again. JG was fantastic. My gf said I'm just like him when I'm trying to order a drink. I thought the movie moved just fine. I'm not looking for constant action in every scene.
Excerpt: Could have been the Drive of 2012 but lacks the punch and appropriate direction. This had the potential of being a very good crime flick with appropriate screenplay and direction. It suffers not only because of its sluggish pace and poor screenplay, it lacks character development for a cool character such as Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt). It also doesn't utilize the talents of Gandolfini and Liotta, who have been in very effective in a myriad of Mafia/Mob related films.
Excerpt: Yep one star is all this gets....Soo dissapointed after seeing the trailer and thinking this was gonna be , considering the cast involved that this was going to be a movie similar to what Scorcese puts out...bzzzzz! Wrong!!! What i got was a Hunter S. Thompsonesque view on a hit between two supposed hitmen one wasnt bad a.k.a.
Excerpt: Killing Them Softly (2012) Two men (Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn) decide to make some easy money, so they hold up a poker game. The big problem - it's Mob-protected game, and Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is sent to find the men and kill them. Pitt plays the killer Cogan with ease and skill, but you just wish he had a better storyline to showcase his talents.
Summary: In summary : a below average crime-noir with some dark-comedy elements, and some not-so-subtle social criticism. I think the movie's plot (which was rather thick) was stretched to fill a 90 minutes movie, while in reality the movie would be much better as a short film, with around 60 minutes running time.
Summary: Well written and articulate I would imagine this is not the film a lot of people were expecting. I know I wasn't, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the end result. Director Andrew Dominik has certainly got a way with actors and imagery and the film is both stylish and very well acted. Ben mendelsohn is delicious in his drugged out supporting turn and the film's opening scene just grabbed me and then never let go.
Summary: Painful. Wretched. Banging my head against a concrete wall for an hour and a half would have been a better use of my time, and more pleasurable. I love dark and gritty movies, but this was just dumb. This felt more like a high school film project than a professional production. By the way, towards the middle of film, I looked around the theater and just about everyone was playing with their smart phones.
Summary: i was expecting a lot more out of this film than i actually received, I had high hopes with a cast that starred Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta. This movie just never really speeds up and has a good amount of unnecessary scenes that could have been cut out and other scenes that should have been added on to. I left the theater thinking about a couple of things that answers were just never given.