Adapted from George V. Higgins' novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella and Sam Shepard among others.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Trading in pleasures of a deliberately rarefied sort, writer-director Andrew Dominik's talky, character-rich genre piece largely short-circuits thrills to sketch a grimly funny portrait of thugs taking care of business, in every rotten sense of the word.Justin Chang, Variety, 11.30.2012
The writer-director becomes so intent on hammering home the parallels between economic decay, political disappointments and petty criminals, there is nothing soft, or subtle, about it. He should trust his audience more.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 11.29.2012
It has a weird, buzzing, intense quality that has burrowed its way deep into my brain like some invasive sci-fi organism.Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 11.29.2012
It isn't much of a movie. I might forgive the slow start if it weren't for the slow middle and slow end.Kyle Smith, New York Post, 11.29.2012