Killing Them Softly (2012)

killingthemsoftlyKilling Them Softly” is a movie one needs to have a strong stomach to watch for two reasons. Since it is a tale about outlaw games, the people involved, the beneficiaries behind them, it is expected to have violence. There is a lot of it and it is very realistic, that being the first reason. However, what is extremely interesting are the broadcasts in radio and TV in various points of the play commenting on the US financial system, the players involved, the way things are going. summed up at the end of the film by the main character (Brad Pitt). There are also the well portrayed feelings of the poor devils involved in one or another way in the plot, their lack  of options, their imaginary world where they escape to avoid reality, their loneliness and fate. If ones also considers the “business” discussions taking place between the people “calling the shots”, so similar to the discussions taking place in legal businesses, then one realizes that this film says something more than an illegal gambling story. That is the second reason. This is one of the films saying more than one story. A must see.

My rating: 09/10