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Reviews & features: Killing Them Softly

Review of reviews: Killing Them Softly

13 Sep 2012

What we said, and they said, about Andrew Dominik's Brad Pitt-starring hitman drama

We said ‘A variable beast [it] initially impresses with its audacious cinematography. However most of the film relies on dialogue-heavy sequences that aren’t quite witty or insightful enough to keep up the momentum.’ The List They said ‘It is…

Brad Pitt stars in blackly comic Killing Them Softly

17 Aug 2012

Pitt reteams with director Andrew Dominik, director of The Assassination of Jesse James and Chopper

Biopics of tortured bad men and periods in development hell have been New Zealand-born Australian filmmaker Andrew Dominik's stock in trade since the millennium. His economic and gleeful debut Chopper, an account of the life and times of Melbourne…

Cannes 2012: Killing Them Softly

24 May 20123 stars

Andrew Dominik’s stylish gangster film is visually impressive if occasionally lacking momentum

Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik’s third film following Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, is a bleakly humourous gangster flick with an underlying commentary on modern day moral bankruptcy. It begins with…