Killing Them Softly Movie Reviews

Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly

Release Date: Nov 30, 2012

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Rating: (R)

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  • 1
    It was a great BIG FAT disappointment. Was all hyped to go watch to find it was the acc**ulation of a group of "MOVIE STARS" all playing the rolls they played in other projects making a kind of like generic stew out of this one.
  • 1
    I gave this one star because there was no negative star ratings. My girlfriend and I walked out on this. It's a real loser of a movie. Not work the few dollars we spent to watch it at AMC. Boring, slow developing, nothing new in the way of plot or story. A total waste. Brad Pitt went downhill on this one. Don't even waste the money on a DVD of this.
  • 2
    I expected a lot more from this film. It didn't grab my interest at all, not sure if it was supposed to have a deeper meaning, but it really didn't make a good impression.
  • 3
    I thought this film was alright but i am not sure it is worth seeing in the theaters. I think that he idea of the film was quite clever and original but I think the director hammered its theme home repeatedly and it got a bit old. I also found this film to be a bit too talkative and the pacing was off but the performances were amazing. Some elements of the film are excellent, original and fun but somehow it does not add up to a cohesive whole and that is disappointing. The film can be tense and gripping at times and other times it is too long and quite boring and the uneven pacing got on my nerves a bit. Overall, I suggest renting this film and watching it at the comfort of your home.
  • 4
    This is a film about three dumb guys who rob Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. I absolutely loved this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I thought the film was very interesting, well made and bold wand because of that the film was really exhilarating to watch. The characters are mostly desperate low-lifes but I still rooted for them and that is hard to achieve. Some people will find this film to be kind of talkative but i did not mind it because i think that the dialogue was great and funny. The acting in this film is top notch and Brad Pitt does a great job with his role. Overall, the film was very effective and i think it is worth the price of the movie ticket.
  • 4
    This movie was totes awesome, you guys! I was blown away by Brad Pitt's acting, who really owned the whole show with his totally believable portrayal of a crooked good guy who makes his living by helping the bad guys have their way. Pitt is just as good as he was in Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. He makes the movie fun and funny and even suspenseful because he kind of moves through the story invisibly while totally guiding it at the same time. I loved the whole idea of the mafia working overtime to try and get back at the loser petty crooks who make their world upside down. I liked James Gandolfini a lot in his part, and also Ray Liotta, both of whom we've seen in a lot of other mafia movies and gangsta roles. Brad Pitt should definitely be considered for Best Actor for his performance since he makes the role unlike any other we've seen in a mainstream Hollywood movie about the mafia.
  • 3
    I liked this movie well enough, but it made me miss the Brad Pitt of the old days who used to be a super smooth charmer and was the living, breathing Prince Charming. In this movie he plays a fixer who has to set things right in the underworld when a bunch of loser crooks end up stealing from the big boys who run a very deadly card game. I didn't get why anyone cares that much about a card game, but I guess thats not the point to the mafia. If anyone tries to encroach on their turf, they have to reassert their dominance so that everyone takes them seriously and stays out of their way. James Gandolfini is probably the best of the lot with his typical tough-take-no-prisoners attitude that comes shining through in every frame. I wish Brad Pitt was made to look less sleazy. I just can't tolerate him looking so... ugh. He doesn't have to be pretty boy but he sure doesn't have to be so freaking handlebar mustache either! Give the ladies what they want, Bradley.
  • 3
    Personally, I would blame The Godfather. Since it first released in 1972, gangster movies about the mafia and underworld dons have fascinated American film audiences with their glamorized visions of allegiance, big money, and absolute power. The fact that it is all built on a foundation of murder, revenge, and bloodlust is often swept under the rug in a fit of “well, it’s just a movie” dismissiveness. But man, do we love to see hordes of men in fancy suits get gunned down. Death in an Armani suit: what a way to go.

    The latest “gangsters are cool” movie doesn’t star stalwarts like Pacino, De Niro, or the late great Marlon Brando. It stars Brad Pitt, who is generally fodder for historic dramas or action movies. What’s he doing in a movie like this? Turns out, not much…except maybe getting out of diaper duty.

    The plot is pretty threadbare, even as revenge fantasies go. Pitt plays an “enforcer” who is called in to set things right when a group of small-time bad guys steal from a card game run by the mob. Pitt, doing his best attempt at being as badass as a Midwestern pretty boy pushing 50 can possibly do, spends most of the movie driving other bad guys around so that they can shoot at bad guys who already, magically happen to be at the wrong place at the right time. The baddies include well-known commodities in the gangster genre like James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, and Vincent Curatola. Just listing their names is enough to make me want a couple of cannoli.

    What it isn’t is enough to sustain the movie. It’s pretentious without ever giving a nod to why it thinks it’s rooted in such tremendous pedigree. Why, we have Tony Soprano, you can hear the producers proudly cooing from their nests. Yes, you do. And good for you!

    As the third Godfather proved, heavyset second generation Italians with an endless supply of bullets does not a great movie make.

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