Killing Them Softly review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/04/13
Could have been the Drive of 2012 but lacks the punch and appropriate direction. This had the potential of being a very good crime flick with appropriate screenplay and direction. It suffers not only because of its sluggish pace and poor screenplay, it lacks character development for a cool character such as Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt). It also doesn't utilize the talents of Gandolfini and Liotta, who have been in very effective in a myriad of Mafia/Mob related films. it reduces them to mere mortal back-up supporting casts. Killing Them Softly may have some gorgeous moments of violence and a message to its viewers, in terms of entertainment value it just doesn't do it for this reviewer despite the earnest portrayal of Pitt and some skillful technical /stylish direction.