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Kill List (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 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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Ben Wheatley
3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Maskell ... Jay
MyAnna Buring ... Shel
Harry Simpson Harry Simpson ... Sam
Michael Smiley ... Gal
Emma Fryer Emma Fryer ... Fiona
Struan Rodger ... The Client
Esme Folley Esme Folley ... Hotel Receptionist
Ben Crompton ... Justin
Gemma Lise Thornton Gemma Lise Thornton ... Kiera
Robin Hill ... Stuart
Zoe Thomas Zoe Thomas ... Hotel Waitress
Gareth Tunley ... The Priest
Jamelle Ola Jamelle Ola ... Hotel Receptionist 2
Mark Kempner Mark Kempner ... The Librarian
Damien Thomas Damien Thomas ... The Doctor
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Halállista See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,838, 5 February 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,297, 4 March 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warp X,Rook Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Jay rips off the table cloth was taken from several episodes in writer Amy Jump's childhood. See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes where the Jay, Shel, Gal and Fiona are drinking, there is a close up of a wine bottle and some glasses. The bottle says it is a pinot grigio, but the wine in the glasses is red and they are only ever shown drinking red wine. See more »

Quotes

Jay: You're giving me indigestion.
Justin: Oh, sorry.
Jay: Apology accepted.
Justin: Sometimes God's love can be hard to swallow.
Jay: Not as hard as a dinner plate.
Justin: God loves you.
Jay: Does he? Well, tell God from me if you're the kind of people he hangs about with, stay out of my way. No more guitar, mate. Not in restaurants. There is a time and a place. And your time and place is in a very isolated location, where no-one is likely to be for about a fucking hundred years. Ok? Because Jimmy Hendrix you ain't.
Gal: Very sorry about my...
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It Could Have Been Better
Written by Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor
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One of the Creepiest, Most Disturbing Films I Have Seen in a Long Time
14 March 2012 | by soncomanSee 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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