Friday, November 30, 2012

Killing Them Softly

Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandalfini, and Richard Jenkins are among the ensemble cast in this violent crime drama surrounding a poker game heist and its consequences.  One might consider it 'Reservoir Dogs' meets 'Drive' meets 'Burn After Reading', as it oscillates between brutally violent and gory to darkly comic, with snappy dialogue that seems as if it belongs to Tarantino or the Coen Brothers.  It's engrossing, entertaining, stylized, and tight at only 97 minutes.

Grade: A-

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