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Kill List (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Maskell ... Jay
MyAnna Buring ... Shel
Harry Simpson ... Sam
Michael Smiley ... Gal
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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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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Trivia

The rainbow featured prominently in the film is a real one. There was a rainbow written into another scene, but it was changed when the crew saw one during the shooting of the scene. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jay: Difficult for a man to know where he stands these
Gal: You should've had a crack at the Mick, mate. A tour of duty in Belfast would've done you the world of good.
Fiona: I never understood the whole Irish thing. Cos, I mean, it's all the same religion, so...
Gal: Not really, love.
Fiona: They're all Christian.
Shel: That's true.
Gal: It's debatable
Jay: What do I get? Fucking Iraq!
Shel: Iraq's over. What about now, eh?
Jay: Yeah? I've finished.
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Connections

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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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Can't recommend this movie because it has little to say
17 November 2012 | by socrates99See all my reviews

A good gauge of this movie's having little to work with in the way of a script is the inordinately long beginning which drags on for about 30 minutes. With a synopsis promising a hit man on his last assignment you'd expect a little more action. But this is hardly an action film, more of a slow moving horror film. They seemed to have spent a lot of effort filming some of the more gruesome ways to die, for example.

You are teased from early on with notions carrying satanic undertones. But the hints are quite obscure and they're not brought together until the very end. Still, after it's over, it's understandable why they're so muffled within the story's earlier parts.

I did watch the whole thing and with the exception of the first half hour was most impressed with the actors, in particular. The two leads are both engaging enough to keep your interest. One is the harried married man and the other the loyal bachelor friend liked by both the married guy and his wife. They both manage to convey very realistic behavior and emotions. Even the wife is well played.

But, in the end, this is light fare, a mildly interesting idea that didn't quite gel.


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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:

Kill List See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,838, 5 February 2012

Gross USA:

$29,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$450,275
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warp X, Rook Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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