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Kubrick proved once again that good characters, a simple (while complex) story and a good conclusion, and what a great one! "The Killing" was one of the first movies that showed that there's no such thing as the perfect crime. Criminals might take seconds or years to get caught, but the easiest thing can happen and all the complex plan can go worng, it actually always will. Next year, Kubrick launched "Paths of Glory", what filmography is better than his?
Kubrick already showed early signs of his genius when he brought us this masterpiece, an elaborate heist thriller full of rich details for its time, with a deliciously wry dialogue and a suspenseful plot that grows unbearably tense until the very end.
The Killing is a pretty solid early Kubrick picture with excellent cinematography, very good performances, solid characters and such a superb, memorable airport end scene, but the entire movie is admittedly a disappointing effort from Kubrick with not that authentic plot and not enough noir thrills to take it to the next level. It is solid, but far from great.
The killing, another perfect Stanley Kubrick film yet to be unknown to the public that should have a right to. this is not on everyone else shelf because of the plan story line but up everybody you guys are wrong. A story about guns at moms come on this is not a boring telling of the story is shows of the life of man fighting in the crimes of the cities yet to be to come. Beautiful camerawork beautiful cinematography beautiful just beautiful in black-and-white really it is a must see for everybody if you are Stanley Kubrick fan like I.
Admittedly, not a movie I would pick out for myself to watch, this wasn't a bad older movie. I particularly liked the gold digging wife and the ending at the airport. It's a heist movie, but the characters and acting are very good.