Brad Pitt Seeks Payback In Second Killing Them Softly Trailer

By Sean O'Connell 2012-11-23 07:40:30discussion comments
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You are forgiven for possibly not being aware that Andrew Dominikís Killing Them Softly opens on Nov. 30. The hardboiled crime noir hasnít received 1/10th of the promotion of a Rise of the Guardians, Skyfall, The Twilight Saga or any of the upcoming Oscar contenders. Perhaps itís because The Weinstein Company doesnít believe Dominikís reunion with Brad Pitt is awards worthy, so they dropped it into the middle of one of the busiest frames in the theatrical release calendar, and are asking it to tread its own water?

The movie first screened for critics back in Cannes, then sidestepped the usual dog-and-pony show thatís part of the fall film festival circuit. Instead of playing Telluride, Venice or Toronto, Killing Them Softly opened in overseas markets, building up its bank accounts. Now itís coming to the States, and a new trailer hit IGN, which weíre sharing with you below:



I canít put my finger on the indifference generated by Killing Them Softly. Pittís usually a ton of fun playing these wild-card criminals with charisma and sarcastic attitude to burn. The supporting cast is insanely talented, making room for Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, and Sam Shepard. We should be able to watch them in virtually anything, right? And with Dominik behind the lens, you would imagine that Killing Them Softly, at the very least, would look gorgeous.

And yet, early reviews and feedback have been lukewarm on Softly, and ďsoftĒ describes the marketing push the studioís giving the film as it opens in theaters. Are you still interested in it? Will you check it out once itís open?
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