Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly is about scum dealing with scum.
Here’s what you learn:
1. If you’re going to steal, don’t steal from mobsters. Makes sense.
2. Mobsters supposedly spend a lot of time watching and listening to national news. Really?
3. No one is killed softly. There’s no truth in advertising.
4. You’ve gotten the Holiday season off to a bad start by wasting your time seeing this movie. For sure!
I give Killing Them Softly a 1 out of 5 since, at least, Brad Pitt and Richard Jenkins gave decent performances…although I hate to use the word “decent” around this film.