Kill List (2011)


“They are bad people. They should suffer. ” – Jay

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Apr 2017)

Brief Synopsis – Two hitmen in need of money take on a risky assignment that takes them to places they never expected.

My Take on it – I was quite interested in watching this after I heard that it was a great crime thriller.

This film starts off well and seems to be on the verge of being quite interesting but quickly loses control and goes to very strange places.

The characters also start off as being likeable but as things progress they also get crazier and crazier.

I truly believe that had they stuck to their original premise and kept this as a crime thriller, it would have been so much more effective than the direction that things eventually turn towards here.

Bottom Line – Starts off well, but loses more and more control as things move along.  The characters work well in this kind of story but they also lose their way as things progress.  If the story had stuck to the premise of being a crime thriller it would have been more watchable but it goes places that it shouldn’t which just completely derails the whole story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Shel’s phone-call was entirely improvised by MyAnna Buring. The filmmakers had no idea what she said until much later. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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8 thoughts on “Kill List (2011)

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  2. Ahh… Another audience divider hehehe. Back when I owned a videostore, I pissed off a lot of people with this recommendation. It’s artsie, bizarre, and unsettling. Basically an arthouse WTF flick. A real strange brew indeed.

    I didn’t know it had the whole wiccan angle, but noticed little hints being dropped throughout. Great visual storytelling mixed with black comedy, shocking revelations, and bleak ideals. Very compelling.

    Since this one, the director was teased for big projects and even rumored for Star Wars. I would love to see what he does with something more ‘conventional’. That said, I can’t wait to see his Free Fire next.

    Thanks for reviewing something from the underground indie scene. I hope other readers who dig on the strange, get inspired to give Kill List a try. Then you can turn to Youtube for (what I’m sure, will be) tons of explanation videos with everyone’s take on this hehehe.

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  4. i love this film but I can see why not everyone does. I did kind of hate the ambiguity the first time I watched it and there’s still a few things that don’t make a huge lot of sense. However the general tone, weirdness and crazy violence makes up for that and I always enjoy it 🙂

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