28 November 2012 12:46 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a ruthless killer who is sent to clean up after a couple of goons rob a mob-run card game, in the pretty much amazing "Killing Them Softly." As far as cold-hearted hit men go, Pitt's Cogan has the right mixture of swagger (he's got a mane of swept-back hair and a bushy ‘70s goatee) and mechanical insightfulness (he wants to get in and get the hell out). With a performance that includes one of the most memorable entrances in movies this year (almost as good as Javier Bardem's entry into "Skyfall"), Pitt manages to divorce himself of the charm and affability that has made him one of the biggest stars in the world. Cogan gets down to business. And his business is dirty. What's more is that Cogan is another great addition to the long history of cinematic assassins. So, in honor of "Killing Them Softly, »

- Drew Taylor

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Brad Pitt
Skyfall (2012)
Javier Bardem

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners