Written March 28, 2017
Ugh! 15 minutes into this movie my wife was pleading with me to go across the hall to watch another movie. The only good part about this movie was James Gandolfini. He was excellent portraying an aging hit man. Not even worth renting on DVD.
Written February 20, 2017
The trailer for this film makes it look like a free-for-all meltdown of criminal missteps that Brad Pitt comes in to clean-up with very large guns. In reality, this is a talking head movie that has what little action there is capsulized in brief, hyper-violent nuggets compressed between LONG stints of getting to know our notably-predictable rogues gallery, warts and all. It’s the longest (and driest) episode of The Sopranos ever. Fortunately, I generally like talkey films (it’s what I’ve come to appreciate in this era in lieu of actual storytelling). The film also rises above its stereotypes with great acting and a narrative that symbolically ties the capitalism and corporatization that runs - and ruins - our country into the actions of gangsters. This was all pretty cool. Well, until the hammer-driven sermon of the last five minutes. That was just preachy. All in all, a decent start
Written April 23, 2017
Movie took forever to get going...in fact it never "really" did. Great characters and wonderful acting but story too slow. I blame the demise of what could have been a cult favorite because of the interesting characters on the director. Somebody please call Quentin Tarantino.
Written July 28, 2016
I am an avid movie - goer . I see a movie on average once or twice a week. Killing them softly is one of the worse movies I have seen in years. Please don't waste your time and money going to see it. I wish I had skipped it. Brad Pitt should be ashamed !!!!!
Written May 24, 2017
I was so excited to see Killing them softly but it was truly a big let down. I must admit Killing them softly is not going to be a Sopranos type movie even though some of the cast was in the movie, but overall I was pretty disappointed. I will not be purchasing this movie on DVD.