Written August 21, 2014
I enjoyed this movie, even though it was slow building. A lot of the "boring" dialogue that people have talked about as mindless or not needed actually was great character development throughout. You were given a great look into the minds of those who commit crimes and why. As for Brad Pitt, he did a good job in his role but he should in no way be the cover of this movie poster. The movie as a whole was very graphic and pulls no punches. If you are easily offended or politically biased, don't waste your time because its not for you.
Written September 15, 2014
If you like well written dialogue and good acting you will like this movie. If you expect a huge, production, shoot them up..this isn't it. It has some technical flaws but you can overlook them for the quality of the performances. It's slow and methodical but it gets there and the scenes that are meant to be graphic are that...very graphic. If you like your murders sanitary, this isn't it...they do what they are meant to do and that is revolt you.
Written December 21, 2014
Here's a film with great acting and photography, but it falls flat due to the script and the deadly dull direction. Essentially the film is a series of one on one talks between various crooks - two hit men (Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini) reminisce, a hit man (Pitt) and his boss (Richard Jenkins) come to terms, two low level crims (Trevor Long and Max Casella) get high together, etc. etc. Ray Liotta and Sam Shepard are completely wasted, though you might get some pleasure watching Liotta get a beating since he usually has been on the other side. Too bad. There is some really good acting here.
Written December 13, 2012
I'm sorry, I love Brad Pitt but this movie was very, very boring. I wouldn't see this again if they played it on TV for free. The sole and only thing I liked about the movie was the quote at the end. Other than that, nah, booo!
Written December 05, 2012
This movie never makes up its mind as to what it wants to be so in the meantime, it drags you through a subtle political discourse that sticks out like a sore thumb coupled with endless sea of graphic violence that rarely adds to the film's attempted plot points. The whole think felt like, sort of, David Lynch trying to do a hitman's version of Lost In Translation, failing miserably in the process.