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It's only money,
This review is from: Killing Them Softly [DVD] (DVD)
I should really pan this film on account of the gratuitous violence (with one especially awful scene). But the script was good, the acting brilliant and I have to confess I really enjoyed it.
It has a Pulp Fiction feel about it in that it is mainly about the characters and dialogue, the story being secondary. Brad Pitt does what he does best, i.e. playing the laid back key player who takes everything in his stride. James Gandolfini plays the alcoholic wacker who has lost his way with great panache and of course Ray Liotta (always reliable) shines as the poor schmuck who pulled the ultimate short straw in this sorry saga.
Yes it's violent, it glorifies America's underbelly and it's hardly uplifting, but it has something about it.