Archive for November 30th, 2012

30th November
written by Adam

Two half wit criminals, Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) are set up by a light roller named Johny Amato (Vincent Curatola) to knock over a mob protected card game run by Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta). Post heist the local gambling economy is looking bleak, to rectify things the mob calls in a regulator known as Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt). It’s Jackie’s job to solve the crime and restore order to the otherwise lawless underbelly of organized crime. Economy, politics, committees, mobs, it all ties together, just how close? Political Satire in the guise of a criminal drama mob flick, Director and co-writer Andrew Dominik clearly has a message to deliver about capitalism, the American economy, and state of affairs our nation is in. A message that gets louder and louder right up to the bitter end. Aside from the obvious though, the carrier of the message is still this dark and intriguing tale, well crafted, acted, and laced with ambiance tracks that add to flavour nicely. Performaces from Richard Jenkins, and James Ganlofini are also of note. Giving you plenty to chew on and mull over, this one’s worth your consideration. Killing Them Softly is rated R.

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