Film: Killing Them Softly; Cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins; Director: Andrew Dominik; Rating: ****
What is America? A great nation to some and to others an apostle of democracy, equality and liberty. Brad Pitt, in the last dialogue of Killing Them Softly says, "America is not a country. It's a business."
It is this notion of the US that the film, succinctly, tacitly and humorously peels up by looking at one of its 'greatest' homegrown 'business' - organized crime.
Aware that Markie (Ray Liotta), the owner of a gambling den had organized a successful robbery on his own den, a crook hires two small time cons to rob it again knowing that the blame will go to Markie. With the town's economy which depended on gambling, in ruins after this second hit, its crime lords» Read full review
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