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Killing Them Softly

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Killing Them Softly


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Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the mob. When a high-stakes, mob-protected card game is heisted by some small-time crooks, Cogan is called in to track them down and restore order to the local criminal economy.
Title: Killing them softly
[videorecording]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features: deleted scenes, The making of Killing them softly.
Summary: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the mob. When a high-stakes, mob-protected card game is heisted by some small-time crooks, Cogan is called in to track them down and restore order to the local criminal economy.
Audience: Rating R for graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality CHV rating 14A OFRB rating 18A.
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Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • theycallhimdrew84 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I gave this movie 5 stars not because of Brad Pitt. 5 Because it was dialogue intense. To me it was what kept the movie going. I liked the way it was filmed too. Filled with so many Camera Tricks and angles that I can see this film being shown in a Cinema Class one day. If you like Intense Dialogue and appreciate nice Camera work... Go for this title.

Report This Mar 16, 2014
  • funky_d rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I'm on the fence on this one. Feels like something Scorsese and Tarantino sketched out but didn't finish. Too much is taken on, too little thought out in plot. It's too bad b/c the cast is robust. Gandolfini does a great job recreating a gangster while not just showing up as Tony Soprano. He was a talented actor who could nuance this role to be unique. Regrettable that his role in this was so small. Brad Pitt does a decent job here. He's an enigma and what may have added dimension would have been to show what happens in his life when he isn't killing people. Richard Jenkins always shows up and despite his small role, he works it. The movie is uneven and anti-climactic. The violence is stylized in slow motion and magnified and presented artistically which, for me, was an odd choice and didn't work. I don't recommend it yet there are some parts that I enjoyed--namely the scenes with Gandolfini and Pitt.

Report This Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Awful movie. Done.

Report This Dec 30, 2013
  • eliasmerkins rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Somehow entertaining but a dislocated story, not an action movie not a thriller nor a drama. A great way to spend an evening if there isn't really nothing else to do.

Report This Dec 15, 2013
  • bookwormjeph rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A story of two hapless criminals who rob a card game run by the mafia and the hitman called into track them down and restore the balance-so to speak. While quite violent at times it also has great humour, albeit it rather darkly tinted. A good all round nights viewing.

Report This Nov 05, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Disappointing and unmemorable, this film served as a metaphor for the current station of the world during an economic recession. Done in a more subtle and creative way, rather than blaring and in-your-face condescending, it would have shown that well. Brad Pitt does the best he can with what he has and the late great James Gandolfini steals the show in his brief scene. I would recommend watching a video clip of Gandolfini's scenes and ignoring the rest of the film. Sadly, KILLING THEM SOFTLY killed my enthusiasm for it. I wouldn't recommend it.

Report This Oct 18, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An alright movie with some interesting cinematography.

Report This Sep 19, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Soooo slow. I was bored out of my mind.

Report This Sep 09, 2013
  • billslibrary rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A complete waste of my time. My wife was smarter; she stopped watching after 15 minutes.

Report This Aug 20, 2013
  • dave66 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is not your typical action or crime film, so it is a bit slow in parts. However, it has good tension and the few action scenes show the brutality of violence. The political overtones make great sense in the end of the film which has some great memorable lines. Unlike other reviewers I enjoyed this film and recommend it.

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Report This Sep 19, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: brief but brutal scenes

Report This Sep 19, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: a few scenes with swearing

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Report This Jul 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

Report This Jul 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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