You Kill Me Synopsis
A boozy hit man (Ben Kingsley) heads west to dry out and meets a relative of one of his victims.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Leoni is one of the truly distinctive comic actresses we have in the movies today, a tough broad with murderously effective timing and...
Full Review

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's the best role in years for Leoni, but You Kill Me really belongs to Kingsley, whose character's deadpan reactions to his new...
Full Review

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Director John Dahl keeps a firm hand on Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely's razor-sharp hit-man-in-rehab comedy, which mines the same...
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Dahl found the right actors for every part - Bill Pullman as the cynical Realtor hired to look after Frank, Luke Wilson as the gay AA...
Full Review

USA Today

Surely there aren't many emotionally fragile mobster stories left in the Hollywood arsenal. But at least Kill is a pretty good shot with...
Full Review

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a predictable but acridly pleasant 12-step bonbon: self-help noir.
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Its razor-sharp script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and the hilariously deadpan comic performances by Ben Kingsley and Tea...
Full Review

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Leoni's presence adds a jolt of energy to a movie that, while not necessarily worth going out of your way for, turns out to be a lot more...
Full Review

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
You Kill Me is pretty light, but it's well made, and within the built-in limitations of its story -- a hit man goes to Alcoholics Anonymous...
Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Inert dud of a hitmen-are-people-too comedy.
Full Review

You Kill Me

By BK Blogger
It's an odd movie. Ben Kingsley is a hit man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, NY. But, it's Ben Kingsley, so why not? It was playing at our mall theater so on a Sunday afternoon we didn't...

Quirky little movie

By diztrek
I went to see this movie mainly because my husband wanted to see it but it ended up being more enjoyable than I thought it would. I would not have gone to see on my own and would probably wait to see...

Killing Me Softly

By butchy
You Kill Me is a fun movie with a quirky side and a sentimental side, but it avoids being cliche or corny. Ben Kingsley is so understated at first, you wonder if he's ever going to say more than two...

It killed Me

By Smakwater2
"you kill me" killed me with its clever understated tones. Gone were the extra frills of dialogue both in the script and the charactors lives. What was left was the raw, stripped down, damaged...

Great Setup Weak Payoff

By jjb12345
The entire idea of the movie is wonderful, a hit man with a drinking problem. The difficulty is that the narrative peters out and the resolution is so-what....

Fun Story w/ Great Acting

By rayte_the_movies
Dark comedy can be very hit or miss for me, but I thought this movie was spot-on in tone. Ben Kingley was so likeable in the role, you can almost believe that the people he meets are so accepting of...

Quirky morbid fun

By movie_unusual
My husband and daughter and I loved this morbid and funny film. It seems implausible at first, but if you like irony, gangster films, and a slight goth edge, you will probably enjoy this. I...

You Kill Me

By ltdonovan
As with many films, the trailer promises more than the movie delivers. "You Kill Me" was decent but not worth the price of a ticket. Wait for the DVD, if you really must. SPOILER...

you kill me

By bodysurfone
It is so refreshing to see a Movie that is so well written, creative, Super characters, Great Story, believable to weave you into it so you can relate to it. Its so radical, that it is Funny. All...


By doughagan
Great screenplay and cool cast adding up to a killer comedy. Quirky and wry humor throughout. Ben and Tea aren't the most likely couple, but the writing makes it all work. Gotta check this one out....

More Info

Rated R | For language and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Dark hit man comedy mixes violence and humor.
Read the Common Sense Media Review