Friday, January 30, 2015

Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly - Brad Pitt is a hitman who is hired by the mob to eradicate some small-time hoods that held up a high roller poker game. He sub-contracts one of the hits to a washed up booze filled button man portrayed by James Gandolfini. The movie makes sure to have political speeches by Reagan, Bush and Obama playing in the background and is trying to make some sort of statement about business and relationships and murder for hire - it tries to be stylish and succeeds some of the time. It is a solid attempt at neo-noir but overall an empty exercise.  C-

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