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Kill List [DVD] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Simmering marital tensions and unexpected complications weigh heavily on the conscience of a seasoned contract killer in this dark thriller from DOWN TERRACE director Ben Wheatley. An ex-soldier in desperate need of work, Jay (Neil Maskell) is hosting a dinner party with his wife, Shel (MyAnna Buring), when the conversation with guests Gal (Michael Smiley) and Fiona (Emma Fryer) turns suddenly combative. In the aftermath of the incident, Gal proposes to Jay that they both earn a hearty payday by accepting a few well-timed contract jobs. Meanwhile, as the pair go to work getting a lock on their targets, Jay finds himself increasingly distracted by domestic issues and his growing desire to be a good father. Jay's paternal instincts drive him to violent extremes, however, when he makes a shocking discovery about one of the men on his list. Later, after finding a new tool to get the job done, the details of Jay's latest assignment begin to take on deeply ominous undertones.
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  • Credits
    Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer
  • Critic Reviews
    5 stars out of 5 -- "KILL LIST is a major breakthrough for writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose assured and painstaking handling of this difficult material makes for an unforgettable viewing experience."
    Box Office

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] mystery movie, a road movie and a grotesque riff on Arthurian legend....Wheatley negotiates the home straight with brute force."
    Total Film

    "All at once funny, thrilling, mysterious, shocking and tragic, KILL LIST entertains throughout while keeping viewers constantly on their toes..."
    Sight and Sound

    4 stars out of 5 -- "For those willing to take the trip, KILL LIST is an unusual delight..."
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    "Maskell and Buring prove a perfect pair, scorching as they bare the love-hate of a troubled marriage."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[I]t offers some strikingly nightmarish imagery and a feel thats reminiscent of an earlier, grittier era, yet at times sharply contemporary." -- Grade: B
    A.V. Club

    3 stars out of 4 -- "It's all done with command of camera, music and lifelike dialogue. That's one of the film's fascinations."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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