IFC Films | Release Date: February 3, 2012
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Luke_McLaughlinJul 27, 2013
Why? All I want to know is why? There is nothing internally in the script that leads to its conclusion. Just because you can do something does not mean you should. Actions must have reason, end of story. The dialogue is extremely hard toWhy? All I want to know is why? There is nothing internally in the script that leads to its conclusion. Just because you can do something does not mean you should. Actions must have reason, end of story. The dialogue is extremely hard to understand, and I would have been completely lost had I not paused the film and read a synopsis in the middle. A part of me wonders if the filmmakers decided on the ending and than wrote the rest of the film after that. The use of foreshadowing is weak to the level of almost forced, the pacing is completely off, and the resolution is angering. Will I remember the ending of this film, absolutely because it was unjustified and it did in fact "chill me." I just wish I didn't have to sit through an hour and twenty-five minutes of choppy, unimportant dialogue to get there. However, this film has several redeeming factors. Though the plot and characters are a complete flop the visual and sound editing are spot on. The camera work is gorgeous, and the lighting is breathtaking. It is a pretty film, but not a good film. Unless you want to analyze shots for over an hour and then enjoy fifteen minutes of unexplained solid cinema, avoid Kill List. Expand
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DTDunnMay 24, 2013
This poor excuse for a movie is like some sort of bad acid trip. You just want it to end so that you can get on with your life. How this disgusting film garnered one award, let alone many, is beyond me. This is garbage.
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marc5477Jan 23, 2016
This movie is not good. Its not really horror in the traditional sense, it is more of a psychological thriller. The audience is placed in the shoes of a hit-man... a very stupid hit-man with little to no will power and no measurableThis movie is not good. Its not really horror in the traditional sense, it is more of a psychological thriller. The audience is placed in the shoes of a hit-man... a very stupid hit-man with little to no will power and no measurable intelligence. How he became a hit-man is a mystery but I suppose the fact that he was broke tells us what we need to know. The movie starts off as a domestic drama and changes tones as the hit-man gets a job. We then follow him while he does his job and we find out that there was more to it than simply killing a target. Here is where it all falls apart. Apparently this employer was targeting him from the start and who was the employer? Some sort of cult. What is their motivation? No one knows. We can speculate... but but that is just boring so I wont bother since there are thousands of possibilities. The hit-man is captured by the cult (they could have done this any time) and placed into a fighting arena against an unknown gladiator in a mask (they could have done this any time as well). Well without giving it away, his torture was complete by the end of the death match. All the cultists remove their masks and that is the end of the movie... the problem with the movie is there was a plot hole almost every 10 minutes and about 5 plot holes in the ending.... but its not worth rambling about any further. The movie is not good. It needed some serious character development especially for the cultists who were not creepy, scary or anything. I also did not care for the hit-man, his wife, his friend or anyone else so it really did not matter how things turned out in the end. Expand
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