Written October 24, 2016
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.
Written December 10, 2016
Shoot'em up Tarantino knock-off bloody urban gangster film is inter-spliced with video and audio from the 2008 banking crisis to make a metaphorical statement about the soullessness and money grubbery of American society.
If you are too thick to get the point, Mr. Pitt does a soliloquy at the end to ensure you are indoctrinated, "America is not a country. It's a business!" Elegant.
Thank you Mr. Pitt. I've been living here over five decades, but I needed you to tell me about this nation. Just what I wanted, to pay my coins to have filthy rich Hollywood artistes bash me over the head with trite political commentary. Turned out to be bad gangster film and bad political analysis. Just Brad Pitt pretending to have gravitas. He should marry Sara Jessica Parker.
Written October 23, 2016
Very good movie. Very Tarantini-ish in that the violence is plentiful and graphic. A no-nonsense hit man movie. The director whose name I can't recall is a bit of a political cynic, but I tend to agree with his view.
Written May 24, 2017
I dont think I have ever seen a worst film. Impressions are given that it is a mob shoot em up movie and it turns out to be a political diatribe of Bush, the Obama campaign (always on a radio or TV in a bar) One or two songs and they are from the fifties. Now the mob are a bunch of old timers that talk trash about women and cant get an approval for a hit. The cars are from the 70s. Nothing went together. But the shooting was super loud to wake you up from all the boring stupid conversation that droned on and on.......DONT GO...
Written September 30, 2016
This movie reminded me of mom and aunt conversations but stretched over 2 1/2 hours. It took 5 minutes of film to show someone getting shot. Slow motion shooting, flashing screens that do not make any sense. 90% of the film is dialogue unrelated to the movie, 9% with Obama's speeches and 1% of trash. Half the audience walked out, save your movie!