Brad Pitt’s a good actor, New Orleans is my favorite city, and Killing People is something I love seeing in my films. So watching the trailer for Killing Them Softly, I am convinced this is going to be a great film. It is directed by Andrew Dominik, who directed the brilliant, albeit long The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
I don’t know why The Weinstein Company swapped release dates with this and Tthe Master between September and October, but even if The Master is a lock for best picture nods, I think Killing Them Softly can also be a dark horse in the race. Brad Pitt is an oscar favorite, though he hasn’t won, and the film has such a wealth of talent in it between Richard Jenkins, and James Gandofini etc, and Dominik. I think this can break through.
But look at the trailer for yourself and be the judge: