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The Killers Reviews

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May 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2004
Siodmak's crafty direction emphasizes shadows, dark rooms and the feel of stale cigarettes, booze and general hoplelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 8, 2008
Taken from Ernest Hemingway's story of the same title, picture is a hard-hitting example of forthright melodrama in the best Hemingway style. Performances without exception are top quality.
October 7, 2015
The movie darts around in time, constantly surprising and adding more depth to the character of The Swede. It's a psychological exploration of a man who was so worn down by life that he merely gave up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2008
It's one of the great films of disenchantment.
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2001
A quintessential noir film, more entertaining and atmospheric than essential viewing...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2002
One of the most inventive adaptations I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 13, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 9, 2003
Is it any surprise that Reardon - for that matter any character of this sort - comes most alive when brandishing a gun?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 25, 2003
Hemingway's short only hints at a complexity, and the film does well to manifest such a depth.
July 6, 2010
Film noir with spectacularly photographed set pieces.
December 4, 2014
It's [got] a blistering opening sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2006
Only the first scene of Siodmak's classic film noir comes from the Ernest Hemingway short story; the rest is pure postwar fatalism from the pen of Anthony Veiller (and an uncredited John Huston).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
Wonderful, sooty noir.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2008
Nominated for four Oscars, Robert Siodmak's The Killers expands on Hemingway's short story in classic film noir style, with a dense plot that ends in an unexpected double cross
December 1, 2002
Classic noir.
| Original Score: 4/5
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