Great acting but basically boring

By JimJabu
Written February 27, 2015
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.
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Written January 27, 2015
Don't waste your time, we walked out after 20 minutes of absolutley nothing happening. One of the worst movies I 've ever seen.
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Killing Him Softly

Written August 29, 2015
Solid performances by a excellent cast and snappy, witty, dialogue are no substitute for a story that doesn't seem to know where it wants to go. While there is much to appreciate in this film, it can probably better enjoyed in the comforts of home.
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Good movie, but not for everyone

By zxmoore1
Written August 03, 2015
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.
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Manage your expectations...

By TEHelms
Written September 04, 2015
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.
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