Excerpt: Following a disastrous freelance job in the Ukraine, ex-soldier Jay (Neil Maskell, The Football Factory ) has spent the past eight months jobless, and his family's dwindling resources has made things rocky with his wife (MyAnna Buring). Just then an old military pal, Gal (Michael Smiley, Spaced ), shows up with an offer that could make things right. If the duo pull off three contract killings for a client, they'll get a nice lump of cash. No hassle…or so they think.
Excerpt: It’s always pleasing to witness a British genre film gain some real attention and acclaim, not only from genre fans and critics, but from the mainstream presses too. Kill List’s many festival screenings and theatrical release brought with it a healthy dose of hype, which, somehow, I managed to avoid looking at in any great detail. I like to try not to taint my film experience too much beforehand with other people’s hyperbole, particularly when cries of ‘originality!
Conclusion: A dark, funny, disturbing picture — not for the squeamish, though it’s as given to subtle creepiness as outright horrors. With this, Wheatley elevates himself from kill list to A list. Right now, he’s among the most promising filmmakers in Britain.
Excerpt: Åter en film som har fått mig att stanna mitt i en mening och fundera på vad i helvete har jag egentligen sett ? Och hur ska jag kunna ens finna korrekta ord till vad jag skådat? För om Kill List är något alls, så är den inte den vanliga standardthrillern, A1-skräckisen eller ens flumfilmen enligt konstens alla regler.