|$||70.5M||Star Trek Into Darkness|
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|As of May 19, 2013|
Rather than delve into a lengthy review of Kill List and espouse the virtues of its stars let me simplify the job at hand. Two middle aged Brits want to end their economic depression by reuniting as a two man hit squad. Their conduct includes murdering, but more gruesomely, torturing. Watching a sexually challenged. boring, gloomy man utilize a hammer to rupture and shatter a victim's knee caps is not exactly my idea of a night out at the cinema. At home these two buffoons play at being family men. Privately, they are sick masochists that will perform depraved acts for financial remuneration.
I do my best to avoid reading reviews other than Anthony Lane's masterpieces published in The New Yorker, but I just so happened to come across a Rober Ebert article about Kill List. Is there any critic more full of himself that enjoys the sound of his own words more than Ebert? He thought that the film's shortcomings represent greatness in disguise, that the absence of continuity indicated some directorial trick that is ineffably brilliant. I just thought this movie sucked more than Lindsay Lohan at her last audition. Hey, at least Lohan got the part. I didn't get this movie. Two hammers down for sickness and violence and stupidity all the way around.
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