Critics Consensus: Killing Them Softly Is Certified Fresh

Summary

This week at the movies, we've got an efficient enforcer (Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt and Richard Jenkins) and a methodical madman (The Collection starring Emma Fitzpatrick and Josh Stewart). What do the critics have to say? Back to Article

Comments

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Not the biggest Brad Pitt fan, but I have to admit KILLING ME SOFTLY sounds highly intriguing. Why do I have the feeling there is going to be a good amount of dark comedy/irony in it?

Nov 29 - 05:32 PM

Zach Thomas

Zach Idiculla

The RT consensus told you?

Nov 29 - 09:33 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Watching the trailer makes it pretty clear that there will be a good of comedy, both obvious and subtle, backing the drama of the movie.

Nov 29 - 10:16 PM

Konstantin Sek

Konstantin Sek

Trailer is somewhat misleading. Better prepare for worse.

Nov 29 - 11:38 PM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Speaking of "Killing Me Softly," I'm really getting tired of Hollywood studios doing the lazy, cynical, exploitative thing and imitating or outright stealing popular song titles in order to name their movies.

Dec 1 - 10:46 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

The original title, "Cogan's Trade", would have been better, but this was probably a marketing decision. It's not like they've been using Roberta Flack in the trailers though.

Dec 2 - 10:08 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Rock Hard for the Soft Kill! It's been too long since I've seen a good Ray Liotta-ass-whooping movie. Look at him in the trailer. You know he's getting his ass whooped through the whole movie.

Not enough ass-whooping? The Mighty Donnie Yen is back with "Dragon"!

Because I also got the Hot Rocks for the recently aired Stones doc "Crossfire Hurricane", I'm definitely in the mood for some ass-whooping power-trio classic rock too. It better have some Fela footage!

Nov 29 - 06:43 PM

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Dec 5 - 04:07 AM

Zach Thomas

Zach Idiculla

The RT consensus told you?

Nov 29 - 09:33 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Have been looking forward to Killing Them Softly for what seems like forever, cannot wait to finally check it out.

I am sort of baffled that The Collector got a sequel given that virtually nobody saw it. Eventhough Saw is dead, the dudes who made the bank off of it continue to try and sell the torture porn genre.

Speaking of unnecessary sequels, I am really surprised the new Universal Soldier film is not getting universally panned, especially since I hear Van Damme is little more than a glorified cameo.

Nov 29 - 10:15 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Watching the trailer makes it pretty clear that there will be a good of comedy, both obvious and subtle, backing the drama of the movie.

Nov 29 - 10:16 PM

Konstantin Sek

Konstantin Sek

Trailer is somewhat misleading. Better prepare for worse.

Nov 29 - 11:38 PM

Konstantin Sek

Konstantin Sek

Trailer is somewhat misleading. Better prepare for worse.

Nov 29 - 11:38 PM

Richard B.

Richard Block

Perhaps the reviewers should familiaise themselves with thw stunning source novel from George V. Higgins - Cogan's Trade. You might recall the Freinds of Eddie Coyle? Same great writer.

Nov 30 - 02:58 AM

Richard B.

Richard Block

Perhaps the reviewers should familiarise themselves with thw stunning source novel from George V. Higgins - Cogan's Trade. You might recall the Friends of Eddie Coyle? Same great writer.

Nov 30 - 02:59 AM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Nothing I want to see this week. Think I'll finally get around to watching "The Amazing Spider-Man" and re-watching "Brave" this weekend, and maybe "ParaNorman" if I decide to get it.

Nov 30 - 09:48 AM

Camila Márquez

Camila Márquez

Never thought there's going to be a second part of The Collector. One of worst movies I've ever seen. I guess producer never learns.

Nov 30 - 11:40 AM

Dave J

Dave J

According to RT they said it's a slight improvement over the first!

Nov 30 - 01:19 PM

Silvia Melendez

Silvia Melendez

Completely agree with Camila.

Nov 30 - 04:43 PM

Dave J

Dave J

According to RT they said it's a slight improvement over the first!

Nov 30 - 01:19 PM

Silvia Melendez

Silvia Melendez

Completely agree with Camila.

Nov 30 - 04:43 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Out of this week's list, I'd probaby be interested to see "Dragon" even at 87% if my city was selected!

Nov 30 - 01:21 PM

Refat Mosa

Refat Mosa

it is a marvelous films i want to collect in my library as a history of world films and a universal stars

Nov 30 - 02:59 PM

Michael Dalton

Michael Dalton

Don't be fooled. Aside from an inventive kill (designed to make you squeal WOW!!), the great Ray Liotta (who deserves an Oscar nod for it) and interesting work by Scoot McNairy, it's not as great as it thinks it is as it trots out the old "America isn't a country, it's a business" adage. Certainly better than Cosmopolis (which it echoes in theme) but then, that wouldn't be hard would it?

Nov 30 - 04:39 PM

Silvia Melendez

Silvia Melendez

Just checked it out. Don't bother. It's not a very good movie. :( It really didn't come together and lacked direction. I can't believe anyone rated this movie at 80%. I would have given it more like a 30-50%.

Nov 30 - 04:41 PM

Geoff Ludkin

Geoff Ludkin

30-50%. My but you're being generous.

Nov 30 - 08:55 PM

Silvia Melendez

Silvia Melendez

Completely agree with Camila.

Nov 30 - 04:43 PM

Geoff Ludkin

Geoff Ludkin

Well, I doubt that I will ever be overheard saying, "That was an awesome movie; I glad I took the time to see it".

Nov 30 - 08:54 PM

Geoff Ludkin

Geoff Ludkin

30-50%. My but you're being generous.

Nov 30 - 08:55 PM

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