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Three dumb guys who think they're smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order.
Drama Crime - While a crime/gangster film, this movie has a lot less action than
one would expect and is very talky, often darkly comedic so. Brad
Pitt is the lead star but this is more of an ensemble picture, with
showy parts from the other cast members such as James Gandolfini.
Despite all the talkiness, there are a number of graphically violent
moments, and that with the constant language makes the film
inappropriate for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 26 S-words; many others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Bloody beatings and shootings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco; heroin. ACTION: Car collisions. COMEDY: Darkly comic and suggestive banter.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good However, while such an overdose of nihilism may not be to everyone's taste, this is an example of how it can be done efficiently and effectively.
Roger EbertFull Review Average 'Killing Them Softly' continues as a dismal, dreary series of cruel and painful murders, mostly by men who know one another, in a barren city where it's usually night, often rainy and is never identifiable as New Orleans...
USA TodayFull Review Good A charismatic hired gun played by Brad Pitt does nothing softly in this hyper-violent, visually stunning and well-written thriller.
Washington PostFull Review Average Hope and change come in for their share of body blows in 'Killing Them Softly,' but the film's own jaundiced amorality ultimately feels just as devoid of meaning or genuine edge.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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I love reviews like this. The critics all rated it high but moviegoers pretty much all disliked it. This clearly shows the benefits of moviegoer reviews. Even though Killing Me Softly has Brad Pitt in it, it's not a movie most of you will enjoy.