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Action, Drama - Gangland

Killing Them Softly

Released 2012 Rating 18 in UK
Director Andrew Dominik Writer/s Andrew Dominik
Starring Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta
Source of story A book by George V.Higgins
Elevator Pitch After a pretty amateur stick-up of a mob financed poker game a hit man is tasked with identifying the protragonists and eliminating them to restore the confidence in the local underworld activities. So he gets on with it.
Content Nearly everything happens in the rain. There are some beatings, some drug taking and a lot of talking in cars. And of course people are killed – sometimes in slow motion to the accompaniment of 1950s pop songs. Oh, and a hell of a lot of swearing.
A View This is said to be an allegory about the financial crises in 2008 as the presidential election was taking place. Well this was a bit obscure for me. It was one of those offerings where I could see what was happening but was often not sure why. And finally Jackie seems a bit too far away to be able to disable a target with a shotgun, particularly with car windows in the way.

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