The Killing Kind
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He ain't pretty.
Director Paul Sorossy gives a taut, grim, and gritty glimpse into the lives of mobsters who transform violence into performance art. As a sadistic crime boss boasts, these men embrace their brutality. Jon, played brilliantly by Andrew Howard, finds this difficult after he reconnects with childhood friends who are a reminder of a more innocent time. We don't get a lot of details about Jon's past, but the indications are it didn't involve torture. The story focuses on the present and the conflict Jon experiences as he is torn between his old comrades and his current terror mentors.
Set in the underworld of working class Britain, Killing Kind avoids the maudlin affectations Hollywood attributes to hitmen with mid-life crises. Forget any Road To Perdition-type father and son relationships: this is a tale of the devil and his particularly worthy disciple Jon. Director Sorossy manages to cram mayhem into almost every other scene yet it never comes across as gratuitous or cartoonish. Sorossy, who borrows heavily from director Michael Mann in a few of the more memorable and graphically violent scenes, makes certain the audience never forgets how repulsive Jon can be. Any sympathy Jon has generated evaporates with an ending that is both intelligent and disgusting.Read more ›
The main character is a sadist, who kills on the instructions of a greater sadist, who has a whole sophisticated , intellectual , twisted psycology, which makes him a master manipulator.
Spoiler ahead although i'm just saving your time.....
The problem is he starts turning into a pussy after bumping into an old school chum. His wife too turns his heart into over-cooked spaghetti .This is a real cringe factor as the character is initially established as credible and appealing in a sort of cool Mr Jeckyll way and is well acted. It is just not possible for this man's pysche to turn as pink as a baby's or so fast. Remorse and over-sensitivity burden him although, fantastically,it doesn't stop him from slicing to death his chum's killer, with scalpels , without missing a beat. Naturally his boss thinks it won't do and turns him into a masochist which enables him leap off the cliffs of Dover before the credits roll
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Wherein the British prove that they can craft a turd of a movie as well as Hollywood. Dark dreary violent ugliness for the sake of ?Published 16 months ago by Victor E
I have seen this movie three times and I still enjoy it. Jon, the main character is a handsome, brooding guy who hardly ever smiles. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Virginia Gabaldon
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