• Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Killing Them Softly

Release Date: November 30th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2013

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

When rival crook Johnny Amato (Vincent Curatola) hatches a plan to rob a card game run by mob lackey Markie (Ray Liotta), he picks a low-rent thug named Frankie (Scoot McNairy) to do the job. Frankie picks a less-than-ideal partner (Ben Mendelsohn) to help him, but despite their combined incompetence, they manage to make off with the mob's money. In retaliation, Markie's bosses hire Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), a mob enforcer, to eradicate those responsible.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Vincent Curatola, Slaine

Director: Andrew Dominik

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment, Chockstone Pictures

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Pursuit, Cheeky, 2010s, Intense, Cool, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Movieline

    If gangsterism is just capitalism in a more raw form, then Jackie is the creature best suited for this world. He knows the rules and enforces them without prejudice, because it's just business and this is just a job. Killing Them Softly doesn't give that idea its intended sting. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is terribly smart in every respect, with ne'er-a-false note performances and superb craft work from top to bottom. show more

  • 80
    NPR

    Killing Them Softly has more unruly energy, and less art-house pretension, than "The Assassination of Jesse James." Its disreputability does come with a faintly arty sheen sprayed on - the picture could be a little grubbier, but let's not split hairs, especially such nice, greasy ones. show more

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