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Killing Them Softly

Review by Dan Clark 

Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini | Written and Directed by Andrew Dominik

Movies and mobsters have worked in tandem to provide us some amazing entertainment and high-end cinema. In fact the crime genre has yielded some of the greatest movies of all time. Goodfellas, The Godfather, and countless others have popularized the crime family lifestyle. Writer/Director Andrew Dominik’s latest film Killing Them Softly uses a framework we are familiar with to develop an allegorical narrative that responds to the political and social climate of recent years. Using the Presidential Election and Financial Collapse of 2008 as its backdrop the film designs a metaphorical crime story full of intrigue and quality performances. Dominik removes the glorification from the mob mentality that we commonly find with this genre.  His forceful direction relentlessly pokes at the audience as »

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