December 1, 2012
It's About Killing, Leave Your Emotions at Home
Brad Pitt plays a sentimental killer who can't off anyone he knows. Those he doesn't know, he likes to kill from a distance, when they least expect it, which he refers to as killing them "softly". That's not a bad setup, but the execution of the rest of the story is messy. There's a heist by two idiotic junkies that's good for a chuckle, and nothing more. Ray Liotta gets beaten to a pulp, but we never really get to know his character. That was a waste of a great talent. Pitt's character is in total control of his emotions and seems to live for the kill. Too bad his character is not likable and we never get to care about him. One thing I will say about this movie, it has some truly great classic American cars. See it if you're in the mood for a story involving contract killings, two-bit criminals, and a very amusing James Gandolfini playing a character that's similar to Tony Soprano when he was into prostitutes and drinking like a fish.
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