just missed

By ashbymitchellsmith
Written November 28, 2014
This movie was trying to be too much. It was like Mamet vs Tarantino vs Kevin Smith, and they all were on Qualuudes. Just tried to be a little too deep, a little too violent, a little too ironic. And it missed on all of them.
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How ironic the title is reflective of how I felt watching it

By drjg
Written December 27, 2014
Sorry but to all writers out there how about providing some depth to your scripts rather than every other word being the F word. This movie was awful. Pitt was subpar gandolfini's character was pointless just like the movie. Save your money
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Not as advertised, but still pretty good as a character study

By scottwoods
Written October 02, 2014
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
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Killing Them Slowly

By Xonnel
Written October 02, 2014
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.
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Killing Them Softly

By CaptainRon46
Written October 26, 2014
Horrible movie! Didn't understand the purpose of things that continued in the background throughout the movie. A lot of guys sitting around look at each other with no dialogue. Slow and boring . . . several people left in the middle. Unfortunately I stayed to the end thinking that surely there must be more to the story. Sadly, there wasn't. Two hours of my life that I will never get back.
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