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"In America you're on your own."

Killing Them Softly is an action drama film that came out in the year 2012. It is a movie that was directed by Andrew Dominik and has Brad Pitt as the lead. The movie is based on a 1974 novel named Cogan’s Trade. On May 22, 2012 it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and got good reviews. Those who are into action and crime movies will find this to be a good movie to watch. It has action as well as a good story, so many fans of this genre won’t be disappointed.

A man named Johnny Amato is looking to hire a former criminal associate of his named Frankie along with another person for a particular task. During a meeting for selection Frankie decides to select a man named Russell. However, Russell is a drug addict who is quite unkempt. Despite this fact he is hired due to being a good friend of Frankie. Once the selection is done Frankie and Johnny don’t get along well and are therefore at odds with each other. During discussions, the job is to rob a poker game that is being organized by a man named Markie Trattman. Years ago, Markie organized an inside job to have a poker game robbed. He admits this and is therefore given a pass but will be executed to let this robbery be let go of. Once the poker games begin, the men decide to begin their job. The three men meet and the robbery goes well.

A hitman named Jackie Cogan and another man named Driver suggest roughing up Markie although he was set up. They agree that Markie needs to die in order for consumer confidence to be back to normal. As a result, they find Markie and get him in a car. Once they arrive to a remote location they beat him up.

Over the course of the film Jackie finds out that the real men at fault for this robbery were Frankie, Russell and Johnny. Jackie says that there will need to be a second hitman to kill these three guys. After an argument between Driver and Jackie, the two both agree that Markie should get killed and Jackie murders him. Later on, Jackie meets with Mickey at a bar and Mickey is spared as he is now an alcoholic. However, Jackie finds and murders Johnny. Russell is arrested for drug possession so all three targets are gone. In the end Jackie talks to Driver and demands payment from Driver. Jackie is looking at a television and says that America is a business instead of a country and says he wants to be paid for his hits.

| 2012 | 1 hr 37 min | 6.2/10 | 64/100
Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini
The Weinstein Co.
Andrew Dominik

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