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Barbarism begins at home!
on 23 September 2012
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.