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Watch: Trailer for the Excellent 'Killing them Softly'

One of the best films of the year so far

Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly
Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly
Photo: The Weinstein Co.

One of the best films I saw at the Cannes Film Festival this year was Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt. Here's a paragraph from my review:

Adapted from George V. Higgins's novel, this is a gangster film with guns, bloodshed, a heist and consequences, but it also serves as a metaphor for the whole of America -- from the top down. A commentary that isn't at all subtle, and not in a bad way. Ironically enough, the violent nature of this film, with its equal moments of beauty and savagery actually make for a perfect comparison.

The Weinstein Co. recently shuffled their release schedule, moving Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master into September and pushing Killing Them Softly to October 19 placing what is actually a very political film much closer to the November 6 Election Day.

Along with Brad Pitt, the film co-stars Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn. For more on the story and my full review click here. Otherwise, check out the trailer below.

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  • AS

    Oh boy, I said I wouldn't watch the trailer for this before seeing it, but damn it's tempting. But since Brad's seen it, I need to know: Does the trailer spoil too much of the movie (like Drive) or does it misrepresent the tone of the film (also like Drive)? Please respond so I know whether it's worth watching.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      It's a film I'd say is best experienced for the first time in the theater. It's not what you'd expect, which is what makes it that much better... in my opinion of course.

      • AS

        Alright, that settles it. This marks the first time I will have walked into a movie theater completely blind. It's going to be a ruff couple of months trying to avoid trailers for this and Only God Forgives. Will power!! I can do this!!

        • AS

          *Rough

          • Craig

            The tone of the trailer is kind of way different from the film itself, but that's TWC for you. They tend to release trailers that drastically misrepresent the films themselves. Not necessarily the case for this, but I digress. There are political overtones throughout that kind of get shoved in your face. I became annoyed with them by the end, which knocked it down to around 7/10 for me. Hopefully that doesn't ruin your going into it blind.

    • Criterion10

      Was going to ask the same question. Brad, what are your thoughts on the trailer, having seen the film?

      • Criterion10

        Whoops, didn't realize you'd already answered. My bad.

  • Kaitlyn

    i want to go to there.

  • Chris

    Love the tone of this trailer. I hope the film matches this tone. Looks like Pitt is having fun in this role. Can't wait!

  • Marion Antoinette

    smells like a BEST ACTOR NOD FOR BRAD PITT ( AGAIN ) and perhaps for Richard Jenkins in supporting.

  • Good Grief

    This just became my most anticipated film of 2012.

  • chriscarmichael

    Movie looks pretty good but I had to mute the ad about that monster Romney that played before the trailer. Ugh

  • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

    Wow, Brad, you're a hype machine me thinks. Looks alright. It def has a cool vibe but didn't blow me away.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Well, I did see it. So I have a pretty good basis for my "hype".

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

        Yeah I know, that's all well and fair. I was more so commenting on how everyone buys into it so easily. Anyway, I'm sure it'll be a good time.