The Killer

The Killer ★★★★★

The sheer velocity of bullets, narrative progression, and each action set piece versus melodramatic sentiments. Breaking vows of professionalism in a milieu where life and success is determined by how meaningful one’s violence. Where bloodshed funds survival not gestures of romance or goodwill. The faint hope that the visual spectacle of such bloodshed can be redeemed to create something intimate—the impossibility of a cinema of touch.