Killing Them Softly (2012) Film Review


There’s an illegal card game that is protected by the mafia, run by Markie(Ray Liotta). Previously, Markie had arranged a hit on this game, thinking no-one would suspect him – which they didn’t but later he ended up coming clean. The other mafia folk forgave him for being a nice guy. The mafia’s nice like that. Another dude, Johnny “Squirrel” Amato (Vincent Curatola) takes this opportunity to hit the game again thinking that the automatic suspect will be Markie. He uses a couple of hired hands; Frankie(Scoot McNairy) and Russell(Ben Mendelsohn). The mafia is not happy, and send a couple of hitmen to resolve the situation (Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini).

I reckon that a lot of people will love this film. It’s got that kind of coolness about it. I think it is a very good film. Not for me, I’m afraid; I was mostly bored. Very excited to see Ben Mendelsohn getting more roles, I’m a huge fan. His presence didn’t save the film for me, but I did enjoy it.

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