Rex Reed's review...

...is a perfect example of exactly how not to write film criticism. He calls the film "utterly pointless" near the start of the review and towards the end, he wraps up with "The point of this vile, cynical and ultimately preposterous film..." So which is it, Rex?

Another gem (on the New Orleans setting): "For all the cinematic advantages offered the camera by one of the most photogenic cities in the world, all Mr. Dominik chooses to show are ugly alleys, freeways at midnight and seedy hotel rooms." It's not a travelogue, Rex, it's a crime flick.

One last thing: "But if Killing Them Softly belly flops as noisily as I predict it will..." Aaand... what does that have to do with the quality of the film? Why is that being brought up in a review?
John Matrix
11-28-2012 11:37 AM

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Joel Levy

Joel Levy

Rex was head on with this one. A painfully slow, dark talkathon that never should have been made. "Boring them softly" would have been a better title. The gull intone, the rack, the water torture. Mere child's play compared to having to sit thru this

Dec 12 - 03:21 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Rex Reed is a infinitely biased hack, who shouldn't be allowed to reviews films. It's okay for him to dislike films, but he constantly barrages films (and their creators) with senseless insults and criticisms. I don't like Mr. Reed. He may not be as big a troll as, say, Cole Smithey and Armond White, but he's up there with the best of them when it comes to be a trolling criticizer.

Nov 28 - 12:10 PM

Jao Romero

Jao Romero

lol. you don't have to read a critic you like. find one that aligns most with your views and stick with that one. that's how you make use of critics' reviews.

Mar 19 - 09:08 AM

David Tanny

Big Fat Jewish Guy

...what?

Mar 26 - 07:18 PM

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