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  1. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Killing

  2. Jim's rating of the film The Killing

    ★★★½ / 35mm / A great multi-faceted heist film noir, full of sad sacks and backstabbers, led by the great Sterling Hayden. Kubrick’s film is firing on all cylinders, it’s taunt, funny and tragic all rolled into one. Windsor and Cook Jr. are damn delightful, a corrupted marriage imploding. Timothy Carey twisted as the horse shooter. Kubrick keeps it moving until the wheels fall off. Solid entertainment.

  3. angeldromero's rating of the film The Killing

    What many called the first Kubrick film because it was the first time he had a budget and enough power to make things his way. An incredible film specially the third act and it's also a very influential heist film to this day.

  4. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film The Killing

    In case you are a passionate Kubrick fan with your eyes shut: fine; go for it. In case you are not: it takes more than one hour to come to the point; awful, disgusting background music which is very much annoying, really hard to stand with. Only the last 20 minutes justify his talent. The rest: boring, very slow, totally overrated by critics, overall pain in the ass. 2,5 stars. Torture me, but it is as it is.

  5. film_frame's rating of the film The Killing

    This is better than Asphalt Jungle. Fight me!

  6. aurkihnowe's rating of the film The Killing

    the best plans of mice and men go astray like cats and dogs...to be revisited....

  7. Duarte Ferreira's rating of the film The Killing

    A movie that suffers from a rushed first act, with little plot development and overwritten dialogue, but that finds its stride as soon as all the setup is dealt with. The second and third acts feature some tense scenes, unexpected humor and a bit of a cynical look on the classic noir stories of 30's/40's. Ends up being very entertaining film. It's Kubrick before he bloomed.

  8. LibertyCapz's rating of the film The Killing

    Really well crafted, captivating and undeniably cool noir-style crime drama. Of course it lacks most of the signature Kubrick style and finesse that his later works have, but hey, you know what they say: Rome wasn't built in one day.

  9. Lex Lucas's rating of the film The Killing

  10. Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film The Killing

    A largely un-Kubrickian, Kubrick film. The Killing is often called a film-noir picture, but is more a procedural-heist film and is typical in its plot. Sadly more classical in its directing style, lacking that genre's (and the director's later) formalism, while its narrative is also classical, being much too neat, too agreeable, too standardized, and is quite uninventive in its telling. Sub-par Kubrick.

  11. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Killing

  12. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Killing

    Kubrick's first masterful film is partly indebted to its time, partly ahead of it, but that just shows how masters have to work within trends before shattering them. It's a crackling triumph whose perverse touches make it the first fully Kubrickian microcosm: a delusional battle of order against chaos. As bonus, producer James B. Harris was at the screening to tell stories about when Stanley was young and hungry.

  13. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Killing

    8.2/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-37y

  14. Sara Lucas's rating of the film The Killing

  15. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film The Killing

  16. Carl Penguin's rating of the film The Killing

  17. Eka Vakri Riski's rating of the film The Killing

  18. FISCHER's rating of the film The Killing

    Une oeuvre passionnante, à la réalisation exemplaire... www.cinefiches.com

  19. MistaRichard's rating of the film The Killing

    Comes in at a bit of a loss for the strangely paced set up in the first part of the movie, but the rest is as perfectly executed as you'd expect from a control freak like Kubrick.

  20. Philippe P. Marchetti's rating of the film The Killing

    One of the best Film Noir I saw in my life.

  21. gld48's rating of the film The Killing

    Terse as hell, moves right along. Sterling Hayden is fantastic, he is the image of 50's American masculinity. Kubrick begins here.

  22. Terri Wise's rating of the film The Killing

  23. truffraud's rating of the film The Killing

    kubrick has brilliant composition and a real knack for constructing tight, dense plots with big symbolism.

  24. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film The Killing

    Fantastic pacing and fun story make for a extremely watchable movie.

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