The Killing Reviews

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June 24, 2013
Faultless and enjoyable.
August 11, 2011
Top Critic
August 3, 2011
At 27 Writer-Director Stanley Kubrick, in his third full-length picture, has shown more audacity with dialogue and camera than Hollywood has seen since the obstreperous Orson Welles went riding out of town on an exhibitors' poll.
May 8, 2007
[The film] at first tends to be somewhat confusing, soon settles into a tense and suspenseful vein which carries through to an unexpected and ironic windup.
May 8, 2007
Arguably Stanley Kubrick's most perfectly conceived and executed film.
February 9, 2006
Characteristically Kubrick in both its mechanistic coldness and its vision of human endeavour undone by greed and deceit, this noir-ish heist movie is nevertheless far more satisfying than most of his later work.
March 15, 2018
The first genuinely great film by Stanley Kubrick...
August 24, 2015
Unequivocally represents the genesis of Kubrick's insightful mindset. It is a living, breathing laboratory of precision and control.
February 5, 2015
This taut crime picture was one of the earliest films in the career of Stanley Kubrick, but something of the director's voice and characteristic preoccupations are already evident here.
March 31, 2014
One of the undisputed high-water marks of the American crime film whose reverberations can still be felt in a number of ways.
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