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The film starts as a sort of gritty family drama but takes a sinister turn when the girlfriend of one of the main characters goes to the bathroom and does something... unexpected. That's a big clue as to where the film is going and it continues in that direction when the main characters meet the man contracting them and when the "victims" don't act as you'd think they would,
If you're the sort of person who likes simple things and needs to have anything more complicated than I love Lucy explaining to you then this movie isn't for you. Note that there's extreme violence.
It's a straightforward occult / horror film and in my very humble opinion the direction the film is going to go in is clearly telegraphed from the time the lady goes to the bathroom.
It may not be for everyone but I thought it was a good movie. I'd have had a different ending though.
Two vets of some nonspecific conflicts are poor and decide to supplement their income by taking up some free lance work; carrying out hits for a particularly odd local eccentric.
Jay (Neil Maskell) and Gal (Michael Smiley) turn in some great performances as guys who aren't foreign to chaos. Jay is having trouble meeting his wife's financial expectations, and his son Sam suffers from their constant arguments. His friend finally convinces Jay to become a hit man. His wife's friend leaves a strange mark on their mirror.
As things get more and more brutal, it becomes clear to both of them that something more sinister is going on. The end is, eh, hard to take.
Extremely well done. Recommended to any horror fan.
But, it's still a pretty good show.
I’ve been as deliberately nebulous as possible in summarizing the inciting incident of Ben Wheatley’s "Kill List" because, frankly, much of the pleasure of the film lies in the slowly unfurled and beautifully judged revelations of its characters’ backgrounds and personalities, as well as the various twists and turns of its plot. Frankly, with "Kill List", the less you know about the plot and characters going in, the better. Suffice it to say that it’s a supremely well-made and brilliantly off-kilter dark British thriller which I file in the “must-see” category if you’re a lover of genre film-making and great cinema in general.
Ben Wheatley’s vision of England is of an ambiguously disturbing world of darkness, alienation, violence and paranoia which is barely concealed behind A relatively innocuous facade of cosy domestic fixtures, strip-lit motorways, bland travel-hotels and matey bonhomie and black humour – and he renders it with meticulous precision.
The performances are frankly outstanding.Read more ›
An unusual mixture of genres, "Kill List" is a moody film about a hitman who takes on a series of assignments where each of those that he kills thanks him and tell him it was an honor. This, needless to say, is disquieting to our hitman who gradually realizes his assignment has some surreal turns to it.
"Kill List" is an ambitious, moody and, sometimes meandering, thriller that combines the genre with horror as it takes a left turn into territory of "The Wicker Man". "Kill List" isn't for everyone but it is a pretty powerful film from director Ben Wheatley who tends to take material that could be conventionally explored and give it a unique twist.
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I enjoyed "Kill List" but this moody thriller may not be for everyone as it's not a straight forward, easy to digest or explain mixture of thriller and horror film that crosses two genres quite effectively.
The special features who purchase the blu-ray (as opposed to renting the title but I would suggest a rental first to see if this appeals to you) are commentary track by the director, a second commentary track featuring the two leads,and interviews with the cast and director discussing the making of the film.
Unconventional to say the least, "Kill List" is a moody thriller that builds its tension. If you're looking for a more traditional Hollywood style thriller, "Kill List" is probably not for you but, if you're looking for a challenging, interesting thriller with an unconventional mixture of genres you might find yourself ready for the "Kill List".
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