Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly ★★★★

“America is not a country it's a business.”

Best: Writing (superb dialogue with incredible flow, and a sharp feel), cinematography (Fraser’s photography is remarkable, the way he frames every shot, and uses the colors given, makes the film so much more immersive), ingenious soundtrack choices, sound mixing, editing (quick cutting, with impressive levels of grit, and a feeling of effortless coordination), acting (all around sensational performances, with admirable line delivery, and hefty nuance, standouts being Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, and Ben Mendelsohn), direction (sensationally directed by Dominik, as he uses swift, and dynamic camera movements, as well as some superbly directed set pieces)
Worst: Themes (while rich, and insightful, the themes are presented in a manner that lacks any nuance or subtlety, instead choosing to present it so blatantly obvious)
Notable Bit: The Turkish former minister of culture found the movie so offensive that he told the press that he wanted the age bar for this movie to be raised from 13 to 18 or, if possible, remove it from the theaters altogether.

8.1/10

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