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

  2. Nick Schwab'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.

  3. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Killing

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film The Killing

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

  11. 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.

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

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. truffraud's rating of the film The Killing

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

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

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

  17. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Killing

    Kubricks best film. The camerawork is beautiful, and the new criterion blu ray shows it off in all its glory. The ensemble cast is a veritable whos who of elite Hollywood character actors of the time, with Hayden shining in the lead role. I admittedly despise most Kubrick films, this, Spartacus, and Dr. Strangelove are exceptions. Essential noir

  18. smndvdcl's rating of the film The Killing

    An expert noir that is just as intriguing for its behind-the-scenes shenanigans. The clash of egos between a 26 year old Kubrick and a reputed cinematographer (Lucien Ballard) is a clear sign that Kubrick's meticulous attitude to the aesthetic would lead him on beyond previous greats. That dolly shot is ground-breaking. Glad that Kubrick 25mm lens beat off Ballard's request for a 50mm one further back.

  19. berat bayer's rating of the film The Killing

  20. Syranos's rating of the film The Killing

    Même si on ne trouve pas la patte Kubrick, le film est excellent et prouve son talent de réalisateur.

  21. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film The Killing

    Kubrick's first "great" work. Brilliant & gripping storytelling this film has besides Hayden's knockout performance or the masterful camerawork.

  22. Le temps perdu's rating of the film The Killing

    Unforgettable scene with a suitcase on an airpoirt, you'll know what I mean if you have seen the movie.

  23. SoulBrotherNo1's rating of the film The Killing

  24. yovargas's rating of the film The Killing

    Very cool heist movie with a stylish, noir vibe. Its got this great, fun structure that gradually puts all these puzzle pieces of the caper together until, at the climax, you can finally see the full picture. Unfortunately, I found that "full picture" a bit unsatisfying after all the tense build up. Still worth the ride though. I give it a solid B.

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