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Killing Them Softly Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

With such a strong cast, it's hard to imagine how things went so wrong.

Full Review Source: Under the Radar | Original Score: 3/10

August 17, 2014
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

f you find Dominik's unsubtle political statements too obvious, there is still plenty else going on in Killing Them Softly to marvel at with its familiar, and yet fresh, genre elements.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A-

August 11, 2014
Eric D. Snider

Ain't nothin' new about it, but it's a cool 97 minutes of seedy amusement.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

July 27, 2013
Will Leitch

Dominik wears his nihilism as a badge, but that's not what it is at all: It's a crutch, and an awfully flimsy one.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2013
Elias Savada
Film Threat

It's a middling gangster film, but belabored with too much Sturm und Drang, particularly in banging over the audience's head the constant reminders of the fiscal cliff.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 6, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Andrew Dominik's follow-up to 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' too often fails to engage with its uneven mix of guns and gab.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C-

May 13, 2013
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly is a potent and miraculously-shot film that captures America's recent financial collapse through a criminal lens.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 24, 2013
Dan Jardine

A noir-ish crime drama with a brain, and despite its flaws and inconsistencies, a film worth seeing. Dominik remains a filmmaker to watch.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 72/100

March 21, 2013

Complex and problematic in a rather wonderful way, Killing Them Softly has flaws more interesting than some film's perfections.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 4, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Brad Pitt excels amongst an incredible ensemble cast in this gritty crime thriller.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 3, 2013
Matt Neal
The Standard

There are many cinematic cardinal sins, but the latest film from Aussie director Andrew Dominik commits two of the big ones - Don't Be Boring and Don't Waste A Great Cast.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

February 12, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

A top-notch, viscerally powerfully mobster movie with a view of free-market enterprise as practiced at its most harrowingly basic, last-man-standing level.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

February 4, 2013
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

Australian director Andrew Dominik mixes conventional mobster mayhem with an unconventional take on gangsters caught up in the Great Recession. And with Brad Pitt as his ideologically enraged male muse hitman, as if wandering in from Occupy Wall Street.

Full Review Source: WBAI Radio

January 5, 2013
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide's Movie Guide

While Dominik flourishes when it comes to the picture's excessive violence, he seems to be unable to balance those sequences with the drawn-out scenes of dialogue, which, while delivered nicely, kill any momentum the film might have had.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

January 4, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Good actors and unimpeachable source material hampered by faulty chatter, leading to thumb-twiddling.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

December 20, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Director Andrew Dominik controls the clock

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 14, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Weary and familiar foray in to gangster turf

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

December 14, 2012
Staci Layne Wilson

It's a rollercoaster: long talky tete a tetes, punctuated with shocking violence (both of which are masterfully presented).

Full Review Source:

December 12, 2012
Eric Melin

Killing Them Softly finds its own rhythm and eventually its own way of building dread, punctuated by bravura cinematic moments that won't soon be forgotten

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 12, 2012
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The completely obvious comparison to the mobster world and our American economic system is a welcome, straight-forward surprise for storytelling.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 8/10

December 11, 2012
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