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Killing Them Softly Reviews

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Todd Jorgenson

The pace is deliberate, yet that simmering sociopolitical undercurrent gives Killing Them Softly more weight than its rather conventional concept might suggest.

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December 10, 2012
Cynthia Fuchs

Jackie Cogan understands his fate in a way that the other smart guys don't quite, an understanding that makes him seem somehow smarter.

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December 10, 2012
Cynthia Fuchs

Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) understands his fate in a way that the other smart guys don't quite, an understanding that makes him seem somehow smarter.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 8, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Killing Them Softly positions itself as a heady piece of entertainment, but it's ultimately no more intelligent than The Pet Goat.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 7, 2012
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

It's a pleasure to watch Pitt work in dialogue-rich, subversively comic film noir.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3/4

December 7, 2012
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Another one of those films that makes you wish Quentin Tarantino had taken up hotel and restaurant management.

Full Review Source: Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) | Original Score: 2/4

December 7, 2012
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

Ray Liotta gets his butt super kicked in this one. It's actually quite scary.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 3.75/5

December 6, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Emerging director Andrew Dominick comes out swinging in this nonsensical gangland farce.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

December 6, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper

Another misfire for Brad Pitt. This hit man story is overly talkative and lacking in entertainment value

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/10

December 6, 2012
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

The closing punchline is such a knockout, you might forgive the lack of subtlety preceding it.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 6, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Absent poppy dialogue and a few terrifically well-staged action scenes, the director doesn't seem very alive to the material.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

December 5, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The National

Pitt's best work in years. His final, show-stopping speech is phenomenal.

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 4/5

December 5, 2012
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Killing Them Softly has jumped to the top of my list of worst movies of 2012

Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: bomb

December 5, 2012
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

More bullets-and-bloodshed that's stylish, cynical - and unappealing.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

December 5, 2012
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

You may find yourself wishing these hooligans would raise a little more hell and watch a little less C-SPAN.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

December 5, 2012
Brian Orndorf

Killing Them Softly is mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore, but fails to provide an invitation to join the outrage.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

December 4, 2012
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

A masterclass in precise, auteurist cinema ... Short, sharp, talky, lean, and almost completely inhabited by men, Killing The Softly is cerebral, nasty, and hugely entertaining.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

December 4, 2012
Nick Rogers

Terrific performances, but it too often feels like a referendum on Brad Pitt's disappointment in President Obama, much like George Clooney's "The Ides of March." Unlike "Ides," it strains mightily to Say Something Big about political bread & circus.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2012
Richard Roeper
Top Critic IconTop Critic

'Killing Them Softly' collapses under the crushing weight of the director's narcissism.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 2/5

December 4, 2012
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

"Killing Them Softly" is a package mix of 'The Departed' and 'Pulp Fiction', something you have seen before with very little improvement.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/5

December 3, 2012
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