The Killing (1956)

kill“You like money. You’ve got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart.” – Johnny Clay

Number of Times Seen –  at least 5 times (21 August 1999, DVD, 23 Jul 2013)

Brief Synopsis – 5 men team  up for a heist of a racetrack.

My Take on it – This is such a great heist movie and it clearly is references in recent heist movies.  It is widely believed that many aspects of Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994) are taken directly from how this movie was made.

The studio was dead set against allowing this movie to not be linear, but supposedly it was more confusing that way. They forced Kubrick to add the narrator to help make things a bit clearer to the viewer.

I really enjoyed many of Kubrick’s movies, but I truly believe that this is his best film.

You might think that a heist movie done close to 60 years ago would be boring and outdated, but you’d be very wrong

Bottom Line – Excellent heist movie. My favorite Kubrick movie. Highly Recommended

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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