Can't get over how great this film is. Casey Affleck's performance as Robert Ford is one of my favourite performances I've ever seen.
Beautiful. Casey Affleck does a great job, and all the supporting roles were great. Pitt was solid.
Don't watch it if you have a slow attention span and or autism
Unbelievably good. There are no visual effects, no action set-pieces, no cheap gimmicks. It's just an old-fashioned masterpiece. Its purposeful, patient pace and dark yellow/orange color pallet reminded me of The Godfather, as did its incredible performances.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a great film on all levels. Impeccably written, purposefully directed, and shot using the other-worldly talents of Roger Deakins, this is one of the greatest films I have ever seen.
Wir haben The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford von Andrew Dominik nachgeholt und fragen uns jetzt, warum dieser Film nicht viel öfter in höchsten Tönen gelobt wird? Dank Brad Pitt gab es die nötige Medienpräsenz zum Release. Aber Pitt zieht offensichtlich nur im Genre der Massentauglichkeit. Das ist bei Dominiks Killing Them Softly so und war auch schon bei Jesse James der Fall. Hinzu kommt dann noch die Länge des Films. Fast drei Stunden. Da bekommt…
Beware the painfully slow start, but once the story establishes its momentum good luck peeling your eyes away from it.
I have to say I'm glad, to a certain extent, that I did not watch this when it came out in 2007 because, if I had, I would have been extremely...extremely disappointed with Killing Them Softly. More so than I already was.
This film is damn near perfect. The pacing. The script. The acting. The music. The locations. The lighting...my god the lighting is of the top shelf, not-sure-if-I've-seen-more-beautifully-lit-images-in-my-life, type variety. The framing. The cinematography...Deakins!
There were so many scenes…
Looks stunning, the acting is amazing, only i just was not in to the story.
This second time watching it, it all clicked. The length was just right. Even the 25 minute epilogue. The movie's really a study on 1880's celebrity obsession and the aftermath of getting what you want when you realize it isn't any good. I never noticed how it was about two very lonely chemically-imbalanced people and all the people in between being collateral damage. The 3rd person narration is God AKA their psychiatrist.
This film feels so classic and seasoned that it in many ways it doesn't feel like a modern film. It's one of those films where you feel like "they don't make them like they used to." Clearly though, they still do.
The narration alone is one of the best you'll see (hear?) in any film.
Don't that picture look dusty?
-Sucks you in
-Is a bit too long
-The slow build-up could be down putting for some
Yes, if you know exactly what you are about to see.
No, I think this is a movie which only works once.