Josh's Review of Killing Them Softly

  • 16 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly (2012)

    Movie tried extremely hard to create a Tarantino-esque character development through long strings of plot-irrelevant dialogue, and it annoyed THE HELL out of me. Useless. Somehow, Tarantino gets away with it because, well, he's Quentin Tarantino; he developed that style, and mastered it. Killing Them Softly is a shallow film composed of useless dialogues, quick, unnecessary scenes of violence, extremely hit or miss humor, meaningless political undertones, and a star actor only used for his name. I had high hopes for the film: I love the film noir genre and Brad Pitt is one of a handful of actors that rarely takes part in bad films. I was let down for sure.

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