Review: “Killing them Softly.”

Killing Them Softly uncomfortably combines two different movies. On one hand, director Andrew Dominik deals with criminal propriety, and how lowlifes are capable of feelings. At the same time, Dominik also introduces an allegory about politics, big finance, and their role in the Great Recession. The former is a terrific dark comedy – there are long stretches of bizarre, profanity-laced dialogue – but the latter is about as subtle as a gun to the face.

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