Metacritic Movie Ratings
Killing Them Softly Reviews

4.0

64

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Killing them Softly is a lurid and nasty little nihilistic hitman noir, with an ingenuity that sneaks up on you.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    The film is terribly smart in every respect, with ne'er-a-false note performances and superb craft work from top to bottom.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    There's nothing touchy-feely about Killing Them Softly, a stylish thriller worth seeing -- despite its relentless violence -- for its sharp dialogue, mesmerizing photography and gritty performances.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The film, for all its visual felicities, comes to life only sporadically.

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