“Killing Them Softly” is a 2012 American crime thriller film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. The movie stars Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, and Ben Mendelsohn.
The film follows the story of two small-time crooks, Frankie (played by Scoot McNairy) and Russell (played by Ben Mendelsohn), who rob a high-stakes card game that is protected by the mob. The robbery causes the local criminal economy to collapse, and a hitman named Jackie Cogan (played by Brad Pitt) is hired to investigate and restore order.
As Jackie sets out to track down the culprits, he encounters various characters, including a corrupt lawyer (played by Richard Jenkins) and a hitman (played by James Gandolfini) who is struggling with his own personal demons.
The movie received positive reviews from critics, who praised its stylish direction, strong performances, and its commentary on the state of the American economy. However, the film was a box office disappointment, grossing only $37 million worldwide against its $15 million budget.
Duration: 97 min.