In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar (he's allowed a few days' grace before his murder), he pursues a final case, the serial killing of young women. Emmett develops a profile of the assailant. Meanwhile, his fixer hires an ex-cop to kill Emmett, a lonely security guard whom the fixer taunts and belittles. In this limited time, can Emmett sort out what's important? Written by
The CD album that 'Tim Roth''s character picks up at the record store is "Summer Of Love" by Love Seed Mama Jump- one of the band's members is the movie director's cousins. See more »
About 22 minutes in, Emmett is reading a report when he gets a nosebleed. He is reading 'tears on vaginal tissue caused by forced object' a drop of blood clearly falls on the 'obj' of object. In the next shot it has magically moved to just above the 'd' and 'ob' of 'forced object'. See more »
Don't Afraid to have a Professional Enemy, he'd wait for you to turn your face to him; Afraid only to have an Amateur Companion
Starting suspiciously a story about a young detective of the homicide cases; being offered to hire a hit man for his self-destruction, from someone to whom he can't trust. The effectiveness that makes this film a better choice than the CSI TV series is that we see Emmett as an amateur detective and then we feel like he needs "our" help... Yes, our help just to witness what is he doing.
There are very strong curves and hairpin bends both Snyder and Wolf take, then accordingly fail to accomplish; yet this failure comes with an open-hearted display of committed job on directing and acting. Congratulations to them that the director Snyder and leading actor Wolf both have a total commitment to perform hard effort ended up achieving a triumph.
The first time meeting occasions of the introduced characters lacked a natural sense. There was Snyder's deficiency of his research awareness, the accord between the screenplay and the acting roles. With his experienced abilities of dialogue orientation Gabriel Byrne, saved the situation. Byrne and Roth, bad guys who are in conflict with each other, formed a great essence and accordingly increased the thrilling tempo of the film.
Before the second half of the movie Tim Roth began to muddle things up and to have Wolf's back to the wall, leaving him alone in the chain of murders, having his hands free of evidence. It's the utmost fun to watch how Tim Roth gets away with it all, walking on the snow leaving no footprints behind. He makes our young detective to think as if he's the criminal. Roth performed a serial killer very professionally honored to be a serial killer, just like Jean Reno did as Léon(1994).
At the final scene, reminding me the longest death scene of all times in the movie history Mr.Orange gave us another great portrait of a cool death from the Wolf's pistol shot.
Tim Roth does it again. He is a real professional and has a spell-binding performance here in Killing Emmett Young. He couldn't kill Emmett Young, but he killed my blinking reflexes of my eyes. While I'm watching Mr.Orange I never blink. OvO
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