Killing Them Softly

killing them softlyJackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

In Killing Them Softly, robbers and assassins bedizen in gaudy mid-level management fuck ups. Guns, drugs, money and women draped in Goodfellas-type violence ensure everyone is entertained.

Richard Jenkins and Brad Pitt square off very well as co-stars, but superfluous references to US politics weakened the central story. This is the kind of film Guy Ritchie would kill to direct — overrated, scattered and borderline smart.

★★★★★

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