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on 2 September 2013
This is a biopic of mob killer Richard Kuklinski. Whilst he certainly killed a lot of people, he is not a serial killer in the traditional sense, since the majority of these killings were on behalf of whomever ordered the "hit". This is just a technicality though, and does not really impact the film whatsoever.
The story is told at a reasonable pace, there is a stark contrast between Kuklinski the family man and Kuklinski the killer. There is plenty of violence as you would expect, but it is stylistically done and not graphic or gory. The film is well acted with a great cast, Winona Ryder in particular is excellent.
This film is not as suspense filled or action packed as some films I watch, but I did not feel that it dragged, I had read about Kuklinski before watching so I had an idea of what to expect. I thought it was a fascinating look at his life and an era gone by but not that long ago. If you enjoy mobster movies and/or biopics, this is a good, solid film.