Killing Them Softly

2012, Movie, R, 97 mins

One scene in Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade sums up his approach to the film perfectly: No, it’s not the endless hammering home of Bush-era financial hardships, it’s a simple one featuring a song playing while a character shoots up some smack -- and the song is “Heroin” by the Velvet Underground. Yes, Killing Them Softly is that obvious. While the film does feature some nice acting work by top-notch performers, it’s hampered by a heavy-handed approach that doesn’t give enough credit to its audience. While Dominik flourishes when it comes to the picture’s excessive violence, he seems to be unable to balance those se...
Released: 2012 Rated: R Length: 97 mins

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