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.
Written June 27, 2016
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.
Written April 29, 2016
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 February 13, 2016
Brad Pitt doesn't show up until at least 30 mins into the movie and then his appearance has nothing much to say. No substance to a movie that could have been great. The F word was overkill for a movie that lacked a plot.
Written February 14, 2016
First off, I am sick of paying to see a movie with Obama in it!! I really don't want to pay for a movie and have to sit and listen and watch him. Secondly, this movie was slow, had too much dialogue and was altogether predictable. It was a waste of my money.