Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Killing Them Softly is basically exactly as the title implies.  I don’t have much of a fond opinion on this one, as I kinda guessed the entire script as I was watching.  It also was not fast paced, or even moderately paced, at all which really caused my interest to wain while watching.  It had all the elements of a neo-noir film but just didn’t really get anything done.  I also felt there was a lot of this abstract conversation that were occurring through out the movie from the characters which became hard to follow.  Then with almost every scene you would hear snippets of past or current president’s speeches where the sound bits reiterated the story as it was going.  Which was a good concept but I felt it constantly just told me what I already knew.  I think it would have been better if those sound bits possible led to what might happen at the end of the plot as opposed to exactly what had just happened.

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Yeah this almost crashed and burned for me.  They had a really solid cast but I felt like most of the actors were not truly used.  Ray Liotta’s character was ok but basically he is just type cast as these characters so thats what ever.  James Gandolfini was even it and he didn’t kill a single soul.  Disappointed.  At least Brad Pitt was decent….

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I don’t have much more of an opinion on this one.  It kinda was just another movie that I will most likely forget I have watched which will result in me watching it again until I notice I’ve seen it before, I have done that like 4 times with Clash of the Titans (2010). Sad I know.

Overall: 15/25

Slow, neo-noir crime film that seems like it never really gets going or ends.  There are a lot of pretty shots and some decent cg effects.

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

IMDB Score: 6.2/10

I think they should have PAID ME.

– Ben

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