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Killing Them Softly

After a robbery takes place at a mob-related poker game, professional enforcer Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is hired to look into it. Director Andrew Dominik reunited with Pitt from The Assassination of Jesse James… (2007) for a gangster movie with ambitions. Exactly what those are remains unclear; frequent attempts to tie the story to the Great Recession in 2008 are half-baked. The cast delivers, as expected, but many of the conversations and snazzy, sadistic visuals feel like random distractions without much purpose. 

2012-U.S. 97 min. Color. Widescreen.¬†Written and directed by¬†Andrew Dominik.¬†Novel:¬†George V. Higgins (“Cogan’s Trade”).¬†Cast:¬†Brad Pitt (Jackie Cogan), Scoot McNairy (Frankie), Ben Mendelsohn (Russell),¬†Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta‚Ķ Sam Shepard.

Trivia: Mark Ruffalo, Javier Bardem and Sam Rockwell were allegedly considered for roles. The character of Cogan also makes an appearance in The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973).

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