Killer's Kiss ★★★

Killer’s Kiss feels every bit like the training ground it was, telling a light story, but thankfully without too much padding. Kubrick does get some nice experimentation in here, with shots that are not just beautiful but have real impact, such as the one looking down the stairs into the lobby. It doesn't just strike you as a nice composition, but one that imparts a tactile sense of dread. The climax does over-extend a bit, but ends up in a legitimately tense place. Too bad the inevitable ending got tampered with, but it’s definitely worth a look.

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