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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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The Doctor
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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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£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$26,297 (USA) (2 March 2012)
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Wilhelm Scream: When Gal fires his shotgun at the masked pursuers just after the hanging. See more »

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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 »

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Gal: I fucking hate dirty soap.
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Written by Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor
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If the ending confuses you, you weren't paying attention
26 June 2012 | by (Portlandia) – See all my reviews

Frankly I'm amazed that so many people claim to have watched this movie then declare the ending came out of nowhere. The third act makes sense if you've been watching the first two acts for more than just getting your jollies watching people get horribly murdered.

A film that's more disquieting for the overwhelming sense of dread than anything resembling extreme ultraviolence (it's far tamer than most of the SAW movies), I walked into KILL LIST totally blind to what it was about and came out a huge fan. It's a film that requires that you pay attention to what's going on and (if you're not great with accents) listen closely, so it's not a thing you can just throw on and surf the internet or chat while it's going on. It's not a film that will pay off with big bloody scares, it's a slow burn that racks up the intensity at its own measured pace. But the reward for paying attention is a completely unsettling experience that's far scarier than any slasher or found footage film out there.

I try to watch every horror movie that comes around the bend and find myself supremely disappointed in what passes as scary movies these days. KILL LIST is the rare film that actually pays off anticipation with a lingering sense of dread that'll haunt you long after it's over.

That is, if you actually pay attention.


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