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Killing Them Softly

Rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use.

R In Theaters 11/30/2012 , 97min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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September 01, 2013
Terrible film. Oh my, I forgot to introduce myself. I'm a lonely, pathetic useless internet troll who spends his time making a bunch of accounts with like 10 zeros in the username (see below). I like to rate films 1 star because thats the highest number I can count to, because I'm a retard. Anyways, I'm about to commit suicide because nobody likes me except my pet goldfish.
July 04, 2013
I likethat Brad Pitt makes movies with a message and \"I get it\"
June 17, 2013
long conversations,extremely boring
April 10, 2013
Horrible movie, would not recommend watching.
April 06, 2013
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was at least colorful... This is not long... only drawn out. Wow... these conversations could take place on public toilets that have not stalls....

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Slant Magazine
The film's cynicism, like everything else, is nothing more than empty posturing, a fashionable pose adopted to ingratiate itself with a disenfranchised public. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
In spite of the golden presence of Brad Pitt as the killer, a level-headed professional named Jackie Cogan, the movie has an agreeably scuzzy, small-time feeling. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Killing Them Softly possesses a modicum of swagger and style, even as it perpetuates some of the crime genre's more tedious cliches, from slow-motion savagery to facile cynicism. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The writer-director becomes so intent on hammering home the parallels between economic decay, political disappointments and petty criminals, there is nothing soft, or subtle, about it. He should trust his audience more. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
There's nothing touchy-feely about Killing Them Softly, a stylish thriller worth seeing -- despite its relentless violence -- for its sharp dialogue, mesmerizing photography and gritty performances. Full Review

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