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With its premiere at Cannes one year on, it's hard to imagine that Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly won't be compared frequently to Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 hit Drive. The comparison would be apt. Both films portray a stylized, raw, and violent vision of reality. They both represent the cutting edge of storytelling from two of the brightest up and coming directors. Oh, and both films might just be the best of their respective years. Based on the novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins and adapted by Dominik, Killing Them Softly is a gritty crime tale of Mafia hitmen and petty thugs. Brad Pitt gets top billing as hitman Jackie Cogan, but he is far less the protagonist than Ryan Gosling's Driver in Refn's »

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