Kill List 2011

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Nearly a year after a botched job left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier/turned contract killer Jay takes a new assignment with the promise of a big pay off.

Starring:
Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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Kill List

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Ben Wheatley
Starring Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley
Supporting actors MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 25 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hit-man takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings.

What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.....

This is one of those films that really lives up the hype and the applauds from the critics.

The first thing about this film is that it's one of the most un-nerving film experiences I have ever have.

It's by no means scary, but the film has so much stark imagery and connotations, the sense of dread is there from the start, and never lets up right until the end credits are over.

The performances in this movie are second to none, and it's true, there are some scenes when you really feel like you are intruding someone else's life.

But do your self a favour and don't read anything about this movie until you have seen it, it will spoil one of the most powerful, visceral experiences you could have from a British movie.

The Pagan symbols are revealed subliminally throughout the film at different stages of the film, and if you look through the occupations of the 'victims' it goes up right to the government, thus maybe indicating that this 'cult' feel guilty about the Brown/Blair botch up of the country, or maybe the killing of innocence of British society once the final reel is shown.

The ending is shocking and answers a lot of questions and kudos to the editing suite, they really focus on certain scenes and never cut away when you expect.

All in all it's a very unsettling piece to watch, but it's very powerful.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By All of them Witches TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
Very good. Kill List is one of those films that almost becomes more enjoyable the following day after watching having had time to re-run it in your head. Kill List is a surreal, nightmarish tale of morality and descent into depravity. It has a very tight straightforward plot concerning two ex-army friends involvement as hired killers and their list of targets for their new client. This story is interwoven with a sinister sub-plot involving satanic(?) imagery, some bizarre and unnatural reactions from the killers victims and almost everyone else they encounter, paranoia and barbarity.
Just about every relationship is dysfunctional at its inner core and though despicable in nature the characters also exhibit quite vulnerable even likeable sides early on until the gradual character erosion and exposure to their dark sides kicks in.
I'm a bit suprised at so many low ratings as even given the unusual direction the film takes towards the end the journey there is still fantastically acted and plot wise is very strong, disturbing and thought provoking. I look forward to seeing it again and I think that's pretty much a prerequisite given the subtlety of much of the inferences, unexplained references and symbolic nature of much of the strange events that occur.
A very good character study and plot driven horror that while it thematically resonates with some other films I didn't think it was derivative at all of any of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel O'Leary on 5 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Kill list is an absolute gem of a film. Its basic premise seems like something you've seen time and time again. But theres so much more going on here. I would consider the film to be more of a horror film than a thriller or action movie. In fact this is how horror should be done. The disturbing and unsettling atmosphere, slow pace and constant sense that something truly terrible is about to happen, creates a genuine sense of dread that runs throughout the film and you know its going to climax in horrid a way, and that theres a terrible secret to be revealed. I would say its more of a horror film that other movies classed as "horror". To me, sped up ghosts that vibrate and shake their heads, killer clowns and gore are not what defines horror. This does. It feels real and from the very opening with the awkward and violent dinner party it sets the stage for an increasing sense of tension that only gets worse the more you understand, and ends in a way no one can see coming. The dialogue is prefectly written and executed with some genuinely funny and well delivered humour. The acting is great and all of the characters feel human, flawed and rich with different emotions. It feels like these people have history. The film keeps you guessing, keeps you on edge and its just awesome. Its easily one of the best modern British films in years
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Newton on 18 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Kill List is a film of two halves, opening promisingly with a damaged ex-soldier back from Iraq to find he's no prospects and doesn't get on with his wife anymore. His way out comes in the form an opportunity to team up with an ex-army mate and turn hit man. He doesn't know who he's ultimately working for, but the more he learns of the victims the more reassured he is that he's on the side of the angels.

But just as he's about to knock off the last victim the film switches genre from realistic thriller to Hammer horror. Suddenly, he's on the run from hundreds, no thousands, of murderous naturists in Wickerman style face masks. Fortunately, he seems to have an endless supply of ammunition with which to dispatch them. I can't say I didn't enjoy it, but it was a bit silly.

Had Kill List stuck to being a thriller, we might have had an interesting time finding out who was behind the kill list and there's no reason why this couldn't have been a cult of some kind. After all these things to exist in the real world, just on a far smaller scale.
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