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Review: “Killing Them Softly”

Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly” is a gangster film that presents the world of the Mob as a microcosm of the 2008 economic collapse that sent the United States into a tailspin. Its characters inhabit an underworld that resembles the mainstream in that there’s an economy, laws to regulate it, and men to enforce the rules. As …

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Brad Pitt stars in Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," which tanked at the box office this weekend, with $7 million and seventh place.

Weekend Box Office: Pitt and Dominik’s “Killing” opens softly

It wasn’t entirely unexpected that “Killing Them Softly” with Brad Pitt opened poorly at the box office (I predicted the gross within a half a million dollars in this week’s Box Office Beat column), but any time a major movie star’s film tanks in wide release, it’s news. “Killing Them Softly” raked in a measly …

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