Kill List (2011)

Director Ben Wheatley’s first feature-length film is all about the perils of being unemployed and  bored.  Couple that to a dysfunctional family and add a bit of the old ultra-violence and we have Kill List.

A good little film, well acted and creatively made, with a sucker punch of an ending (though not as bad as The Mist).  I was just a bit thrown by lots of setup but no payoff.  There are so many little drip-fed hints suggesting that everything is going to come together and be explained.  Spoiler: there is no payoff; nothing is explained!

Otherwise, right up until the point when I realised that I wasn’t getting any closure (credits rolling) I really enjoyed Kill List.  Well acted, moments of cinematic beauty and bursts of brutal violence.  But, you know, that’s just, like, my opinion man.


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