||18 in UK
||Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta
|Source of story
||A book by George V.Higgins
||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.
||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.
||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.