• Jarret

    ★★★½ Watched by Jarret 08 Feb, 2016

    Haven't seen such a satisfying crime thriller in forever. Everything here just works. Doesn't even really feel like a Kubrick movie, aside from the fact that it's really good.

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  • darduman

    Added by darduman

    “The Killing” could have been the daydream of someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Individuals are brought together around a meticulously calculated robbery. The robbery is conveyed through the eyes of all the different characters with a precise and heightened sense of time and place. The flow is structured around each individuals point of view regarding the robbery therefore the movie doesn’t develop chronologically. This structure based on individual goals and desires, communicates a sense of totality, which resembles a daydream.
    The…

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  • Josef Jähnke

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Josef Jähnke 03 Feb, 2016

    Stanley Kubrick's look on love vs. greed.

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  • Cinema_Reviewer

    ★★½ Watched by Cinema_Reviewer 03 Feb, 2016

    I wasn't expecting a film so dull and boring. There are a few clever moments and I can't quite call The Killing a "bad" movie. However, I've already forgotten 50% of what I've just seen. The Killing has no personality. Where's Kubrick's masterful direction? The film was competently made but I never really felt intrigued or engaged.

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  • karstares5

    ★★★½ Added by karstares5

    Classic early Kubrick - the first masterpiece. And Timothy Carey
    is just great.

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  • thegambler

    ★★★½ Added by thegambler

    Did not take Kubrick long to learn how to stick a landing.

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  • Aaron Engel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Aaron Engel 30 Jan, 2016

    O primeiro foi "meh", o segundo foi bom. Já em seu terceiro filme, aos 28 anos de idade, Stanley Kubrick faz sua primeira obra-prima. The Killing é um filme extremamente seguro de si que manipula tempo e espaço para criar uma complexa (porém inteligível) trama de assalto. Essa maquinação reflete o próprio trabalho do diretor: meticulosa, lógica, quase matemática. O trabalho de câmera é estupendo, as atuações são coloridas e distinguem com clareza e complexidade os vários personagens envolvidos. O…

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  • David, of the 33rd Degree

    ★★★ Watched by David, of the 33rd Degree 27 Jan, 2016

    While this was Kubrick's third feature-length film, it's usually considered his first mature work, with a much larger budget than his first two features. While it's much better paced, and with far better acting and dialogue, 'The Killing' is a bit less visually dynamic than 'Killer's Kiss', where it seemed like Kubrick was throwing in concepts as fast as he could think of them.

    This film still looks great, however, and it's far more assured. The non-linear structure showing the…

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  • Connie Voltaire

    ★★★ Watched by Connie Voltaire 27 Jan, 2016

    A standard faire noir heist film. It certainly doesn't hold up to Kubrick's other films, far too... normal, without much gravitas, though there are a select few shots that carry something resembling his signature style. The only thing holding it back is its strict holding to classic noir tropes, designs, concepts, etc.

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  • BiblicalZombie

    ★★★ Watched by BiblicalZombie 25 Jan, 2016

    The title refers to the stake, not the act of killing, where a group of men plot to rob a race track in one big heist. The robbery is only the last act of the film, instead the film shows you the lead up, the character's motivations and dilemmas.

    This is not Kubrick's best, it's a simple but necaserry film, he proved to producers he could make a film which gave producers the faith needed to produce his more extravagant…

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  • alda

    ★★★★ Watched by alda 24 Jan, 2016

    Lesson learned: don't fly American Airlines.

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  • cjdx

    ★★★★½ Watched by cjdx 24 Jan, 2016

    This is where the Coen's got their groove

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