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My life at the movies.

Kill List

2011 | United Kingdom | 95 min | More...
A still from Kill List (2011)
  • Watched on B+: 4 stars (out of 5)
    on Sat Dec 19, 2020 via Blu-ray V

    Two former British soldiers now work as contract killers. Their latest job—the titular list—involves three targets, but things go sideways fast and the two find themselves in over their heads.

    I loved the film’s trap movie plot—right in my wheel-house. Ditto the confident execution. The contrast between the dominant realism and the formal interstitial moments—such as the pair exiting their car framed by a rainbow—generates a perpetual sense of unease.

    But the minimalist ending left me frustrated. I appreciated the lack of Scooby-Doo style exposition, but the open-ended nature felt like The Witch or Hereditary without their closing scenes. Powerful, but lacking the final nihilistic gut-punch.

    1. 2012 | MPI Media Group

Older Viewings

  • Watched on Sun Nov 10, 2013 via Netflix