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The Killing (1956)
8.3 out of 10

The Killing (1956)

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Movie overall 9
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The Killing (1956)

blu-ray.com
1 February 2015
  • Conclusion: I like this release a lot. It gives British fans of director Stanley Kubrick and his work the opportunity to own two of his most entertaining films exactly like Criterion presented them in the United States.
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The Killing

Sound & Vision Magazine
23 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Criterion’s black-and-white Blu-ray transfer, mastered at 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative, is a vast improvement over MGM’s standard-def disc of a dozen years ago. It has more detail, greater contrast, finer gray scale, and the proper aspect ratio—it’s just better in every way.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Killing

High-Def Digest
31 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Considering the hit or miss way MGM has been handling their catalog titles, Kubrick fans should rejoice that the Criterion Collection was able to license 'The Killing' and create such a fantastic release. It's a thrilling crime movie that has benefited from the digital restoration it received.
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Overall 10
9.7
Actors overall 10
9.7
Audio 10
9.7
Extras 10
9.5

The Killing (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

DVD Verdict
16 August 2011

The Killing Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
16 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The Movie Stanley Kubrick's The Killing , adapted from Lionel White's book Clean Break , goes beyond most crime dramas of its era. Sure, it has tough-guy anti-heroes spouting memorable dialogue, crafted with the help of the singular Jim Thompson, plus plenty of high-stakes suspense.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 9
9.0
Extras 10
10

The Killing (1956)

blu-ray.com
26 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Criterion have put together a very strong package for director Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and Killer's Kiss . The two films look great on Blu-ray, the best they ever have. Clearly, this is an excellent companion piece for Criterion's equally impressive Paths of Glory release.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Killing

Slant Magazine
2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Every split second counts at the racetrack, where fortunes are won and lost in as much time and the smallest decisions carry a built-in intensity few other locations can claim. The Killing , a blisteringly taut decimation of post-WWII entitlement, understands this better than any other crime film.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Killing

MovieZine
4 July 2015
  • Excerpt: När det stod klart att den omtyckta danska TV-serien "Forbrydelsen" skulle få en amerikansk remake var det många som höjde på ögonbrynen av oro. Varför göra om en så pass lyckad serie, frågade man sig. Oron var dock oförtjänt, då showrunnern Veena Sud levererade en helt fenomenal thrillerserie.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Killing

Filmfenix
14 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Jag saknar The Killing . Det är dystert, obehagligt och ondskefullt. Under fyra säsonger får vi möta smärta, lögner och vidriga hemligheter som delas av samhällets alla klasser. Det är svårt att sammanfatta 44 avsnitt i en recension, men jag ska ge er min version.
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The Killing (1956)

Filmofiel
16 August 2011
  • Excerpt: “ Doe mij uit de categorie ‘classic film noir’ een film van Stanley Kubrick “, dacht ik gisteravond, en hoppa: The Killing voldeed daar perfect aan. Heerlijk hoe ik nog altijd op m’n ignorance gewezen kan worden.
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