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Kill List (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 2 September 2011 (UK)
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Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Simpson ...
Esme Folley ...
Gemma Lise Thornton ...
Zoe Thomas ...
Hotel Waitress
The Priest
Jamelle Ola ...
Hotel Receptionist 2
Mark Kempner ...
The Librarian
Damien Thomas ...
The Doctor


Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

2 September 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Halállista  »

Box Office


£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,838 (USA) (3 February 2012)


$26,297 (USA) (2 March 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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When Jay and Gal are running in the tunnels, the shark equivalent of whale song is played on the soundtrack. See more »


In the hotel lobby, Jay uses a chip and pin payment for their room. It is obvious that the Visa card being used is put in the wrong way round. The chip is directly below the Visa logo in the top left hand corner of the card which can easily be seen whilst in the card reader. See more »


Jay: They are bad people. They should suffer.
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »


It Could Have Been Better
Written by Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor
Published by Onward Music Ltd./Bucks Music Group Ltd.
Courtesy of Tuesday Productions Ltd./Onward Music Ltd.
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One of the Creepiest, Most Disturbing Films I Have Seen in a Long Time
14 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen a film that both attracted and repulsed me. "Kill List" has managed to do just that.

It's a difficult film to describe. Suffice it to say, it's been tagged a horror film and that the "similar" films referenced in other reviews give too much away. Let me just attempt to give you some idea of what you might experience if you choose to take a chance and seek out this film.

Before I begin, it must be said that this is a British film, and some of the accents are thicker than the Great Grimpen Mire. Sit back, and let your ears adjust.

The first third of the film might give you the impression it's a family drama. It isn't.

The second third of the film might give you the impression that it's a crime drama. It isn't.

Then comes the final third. It will make you question everything you've seen up to that point and either infuriate you or cause you to manually lift your jaw off the sticky theatre floor. It's out there. Waaaay out there.

The film does a terrific job of building a mood and layering suspense with discomfort. It is an incredibly violent film, graphic in a way I haven't seen since Gasper Noes' "Irreversible." The violence is intrinsic to the film and to its protagonist, but that doesn't make it any easier to watch.

This film bothered me, and except for the extreme violence, I can't really explain why. It left me feeling uneasy and uncomfortable - but I couldn't stop watching. I have so many questions about what I just watched that I will probably watch it again – and I will probably still be bothered.

When's the last time you said that about a film that wasn't a documentary?


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