Preview: Killing Them Softly (2012)


A hitman takes on a job where he must track down a pair of amateur thieves who've knocked over a dangerous, secret poker game.

  • Poster: (B) / C-


(It reminds me heavily of 1970's poster designs, without the busy color schemes or excessive bit of information. It works for what it is, though it doesn't seem to fit the trailer's suggested themes very well.)

It's a bit reminiscent of the recent design work for Skyfall, but not nearly as iconic or interesting.

  • Trailer: B-


Everything in the trailer makes this look like a fairly conventional heist/mob thriller without the excitement or vitality of a Quentin Tarantino film. Were it a little more ostentatious, I might have even thought it was made by Tarantino.

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Release Date:

  • October 19, 2012