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Old December 1 2012, 03:20 AM   #1233
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

135. Killing Them Softly (C+)

Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt reunite after The Assassination of Jesse James, which I've heard great things about, but have yet to get around to seeing. But this followup isn't anywhere near the quality level ascribed to their former film. It has a number of pretty strong sequences, but the intentionally lethargic pacing doesn't quite work in numerous instances (for a movie that's only 97 minutes, I was checking my watch repeatedly). There's also the issue of the political, well, "subtext" isn't the right word, because it's pretty much text. The presentation of this is so blunt that it clearly can't have been intended to be subtle either, but, again, even as an intentional decision it doesn't work for me.

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Home Video: 76
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