Entertainment in Video (EIV) will release on Blu-ray director Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly (2012), starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on February 25th.
Brad Pitt stars in this darkly comic thriller based on a 1974 George V. Higgins crime novel. Jackie Cogan (Pitt) is a professional 'point man' - that is, the investigator who prepares the way for a hitman - who is assigned to track down a pair of junkies who have ripped off a mob-protected poker game. The star-studded supporting cast includes Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy and Sam Shepard.
Lots of people have found it a bit didactic and obvious with it's politics. I think it is, but if you accept that, it is pretty great. Excellent performances and great final scene, one of my faves of the year and definitely buying.
Not as good as the director's previous film, Assassination of Jesse James.
I agree with a lot of what nametag said, but the movie just didn't work for me. I found it rather rambling and unfocused, with an air of self importance that clashed with the more pulpy elements of the plot . But I can understand why a lot of critics loved it, and I agree the final scene is rather great. It's certainly different and more ambitious that many of the crime films released these days. But after a witty, tense and propulsive opening half hour, the film just fell apart for me and left me cold.