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1,280 Ratings

Kill List

Directed by Ben Wheatley
United Kingdom, 2011


Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay, is pressured by his partner Gal, into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again.

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Kill List Directed by Ben Wheatley

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Kill List

    Nihilistic nonsense without the choreographic horror of say, Alan Clark's Elephant which has a similarly seemingly-random killing spree but with more of a credo behind it. This is just plain nasty & pointless made worse by mumbled and indistinct dialogue, although as the characters are so crudely drawn it's probably not a great loss. To add further salt, it sadly captures much of the anonymity of modern urban Britain

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Kill List

    FASCINATING NIGHTMARE. Made me think of other mad movies, but this film stays very original, a climax of violence, cruelty & monstrosity. ===== CAUCHEMAR FASCINANT. On pense à d'autres descentes aux enfers, mais ce film reste très original, d'une folie, d'une violence, d'une cruauté & d'une monstruosité abyssales.... PASOLINI (Salo), KUBRICK (Eyes Wide Shut, Clockwork Orange), ABBOU (Territoires), NOE (Irreversible)

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Kill List

    BW Retrospective Before High-Rise Pt.2: Re-watching this, I noticed how meticulously constructed this is & if I wasn't people who, rather than atheist, don't know a religion itself very well, I would understand this movie's depth.

  • film_lies101's rating of the film Kill List

    It's been a long time since I've seen a film that is paradoxically histrionic & incredibly boring. HEY WHEATLEY: SHOUTING AS LOUD AS YOU CAN, DOES NOT = GOOD OR EVEN BELIEVABLE ACTING, AS YOU CAN TELL BY THIS RUN ON SENTENCE. Don't understand why people give this guy props, his writing is terrible, directing is serviceable at best, he made the two worst series' of Ideal.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Kill List

    Dreadful. Someone had the brilliant idea to set a mumblecore horror movie in Sheffield - so not only does everyone speak with an accent, but the dialogue is so poorly mic'd that I had to turn on the subtitles just to follow it. We witness the life of a pasty, middle-aged hitman, writ in details both gruesome and mundane, until the filmmakers decide to plagiarize "The Wicker Man" for a truly head-scratching finale.

  • Paul Agusta's rating of the film Kill List

    a total mindfu**k. loved it. brilliant tension-building. a highly successful exercise in genre-mixing. the choppy editing is masterful, IMO, because it contributed immensely to the jarring discomfort of the whole film. excellent work. I'll definitely be looking out for anything Ben Wheatley does again.

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film Kill List

    WOW!! Wheatley has crafted a tense, disturbing and ultra-violent character study that begins in fairly normal suburbia and slowly descends into the pits of hell much like the recent Red Riding trilogy. An outstanding achievement for such a small budget and my only gripe would be the nonsensical 'clincher' with a strong similarity to A Serbian Film. 4 stars

  • Hunter Duesing's rating of the film Kill List

    Interesting ideas squandered by lazy execution, the dialogue and plotting feel like the sort of rambling nonsense that would emerge if Mike Leigh possessed significantly less talent. There is a mysterious edge behind all the mumbly goings-on, but it's indecipherable nature doesn't feel compelling, just sloppy. Wading through the freak-infested darkness just ain't rewarding here. Watch THE WICKER MAN again instead.

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