By Kate Rodger
Brad Pitt's back, and he's bad.
Pitt plays mob hitman Jackie Cogan and he's got the goatee to prove it.
After a couple of drug-addled try-hards rob a mob card game, he must exact some payback, as his bosses demand their own kind of justice.
Directed by ex-pat Kiwi Andrew Dominik, Killing Them Softly took me in it's oftentimes quite violent yet strangely comforting embrace, offering up plenty of choice dialogue and compelling plot segues.
It’s all delivered up by a classy cast and some dark and dreamy cinematography.
I loved it.
Killing Them Softly
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James
Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Trevor Long
Running Time: 97 mins
Rating: R16 - contains violence, drug use, offensive
language & sexual themes
Release Date: October 18, 2012
Trailer: Watch here