Killing Them Softly

Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Killing Them Softly
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.

Copyright Date: ©2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Aug 19, 2014
  • dmirza rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Truly garbage. Could not watch the whole thing. Slow-moving plot, poor dialogue and superficial suspense made this movie utterly stupid.

Jul 17, 2014
  • Death_0f_Rats rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This movie was truly awful. I can't believe I watched the entire movie. It was so bad that it was mesmerizing. Kind of like watching a train wreck in extreme slow motion.

Apr 24, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible movie. Could not get through the thing. Watch it until they set fire to car, that part is hilarious, then turn it off.

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.

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.

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

Awful movie. Done.

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.

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.

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.

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

An alright movie with some interesting cinematography.

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

Violence: brief but brutal scenes

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

Coarse Language: a few scenes with swearing

Jun 30, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: One sexual situation; plenty of F words used throughout.

Jun 30, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Plenty violence, often done in slow motion.


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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

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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