First reviews of Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the first reviews showed up on Variety and THR today. Hit the links to read the articles. And you can watch the press conference with Andrew Dominik and the main cast at

That’s the official poster to the right.

If you’re skimming, here is the essential paragraph from The Hollywood Reporter review (about Brad Pitt stealing Cromartie’s music):

What matter more are style and attitude, which Dominik ladles on like sauce on ribs. Russell’s drug-addled disorientation is represented by multiple distortions of time, visual perception and sound; the pursuit of one victim is imaginatively covered entirely from the outside of the building in which the chase is consummated; Cogan arrives on the scene to the accompaniment of Johnny Cash’s “When the Man Comes Around;” the just-scraping-by 21st century hoods drive late-‘60s-early-‘70s cars like a Riviera and Toronado, and one man’s execution is rendered from many angles in a slow-motion explosion of breaking glass and penetrating bullets so elaborate and prolonged that it resembles a self-standing art installation.