Review of reviews: Killing Them Softly
What we said, and they said, about Andrew Dominik's Brad Pitt-starring hitman drama
‘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
‘It is outstandingly watchable, superbly and casually pessimistic, a world of slot-mouthed professional and semi-professional criminals always complaining about cleaning up the mess made by other screwups.’ The Guardian
’You’d be right to expect Oz writer/director Andrew Dominik and producer/star Brad Pitt to unfurl another great US epic. But weirdly, crime drama Killing Them Softly turns out to be a sawn-off oddity.’ Total Film
‘This is a cracking piece of storytelling, with a restrained balance of laidback chat and canny visual outbursts, and a delicious thread of gallows humour running through it.’ Time Out
On general release 21 Sep.