Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Killing them softly (2012)

The mob gets held up in its own joint. A freelance enforcer is sent to investigate and punish.

The gimmick: It's a procedural written from the POV of the mafia, but more importantly, it's an allegory for the farcical bailout of the crumbling financial system.

Watch for: a clever, though not very subtle script; Brad Pitt at his seediest, world weary best.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 2 January 2013.

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