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You're On Your Own In New 'Killing Them Softly' One Sheet Plus Character Posters For 'Anna Karenina'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 31, 2012 3:23 PM
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As you might've gleaned by now, Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" is not your average movie about low lifes and gangsters. When we caught the film at Cannes, we called it "breathtakingly brilliant and admirably ambitious" as as well as "angry" with the filmmaker painting not just a story about about the fate of some hoods who knock off a mob-protected poker game, but a portrait of America itself as it rots from the inside.

Yes, "Killing Them Softly" wears a cynical and weary (in a good way) perspective on the social and political climate like a badge of honor and this new international poster brings those elements to the fore with Pitt brandishing a shotgun and an American flag waving while we get a peek at the supporting cast that includes James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ray Liotta. At any rate, it's much better than the U.S. version that dropped just last week. Played against the backdrop of the 2008 election and the economic crises, the film is an anti-thriller in the best way possible, also subverting expectations while going thematically deeper than you ever imagine a movie like this would. In fact the tagline: "In America You're On Your Own" pretty much says it all about where this movie is coming from.

Co-starring Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard and more, "Killing Them Softly" opens on October 19th. [Cinema Teaser]

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7 Comments

  • Jessica | September 1, 2012 1:55 PMReply

    It's amazing how, even on the poster it says Aaron Taylor-Johnson, this site still can't get his name right. Still...

  • Harhar | September 1, 2012 2:39 PM

    ahahaha @ jessica. ive totally noticed this tooo!!!!!! maybe because im the biggest aaron fan but it totally pisses me offf!!!

  • cunterman | August 31, 2012 4:29 PMReply

    I guess everyone's fucken using that Inception/Lawless font now.

  • tr | August 31, 2012 4:21 PMReply

    Dostoevsky? Yikes.

  • Christian | August 31, 2012 4:06 PMReply

    2012 is such a gangster year for crime films: Killing Them Softly, Lawless, The Place Beyond the Pines, Seven Psychopaths and hell even Looper.

  • TimmaeXVX | August 31, 2012 4:05 PMReply

    They obviously realized how ugly that first KTS poster is and made a cool one right away. Anna Karenina is Tolstoy and not Dostoevsky btw.

  • Rohan | August 31, 2012 3:38 PMReply

    The poster for 'Killing Them Softly' is timeless. It's pure.

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