Kill List (2011) (Movie Review)

Kill List (2011)
Director: Ben Wheatley

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. Overall you end up with a story that has some cool violence and a twist that is a lot like another film we’ve seen recently.

Kill List on the surface comes across like just another hitman film. It is a slower paced afraid and really tries to build up character development. Outside of the leads thick British accents, I can tell you that this does work for the best if you stick with it. And of course all the parts are well played. The thing with this movie is, you have to stick with it. While things might not seem all that fun at the start, the mood and the fun does go up in a very dark way as the movie rolls along. And one of the key reasons for this is the graphic violence that comes into play.

As our two hitmen go on their way killing people they were paid to kill the violence level goes up. I do believe we have some top of the line gore effects here. That being the case, we have stuff to hold horror fans in even with it not being what you’d want to call a horror film overall. Now things do go bad and there is a very big twist that sadly we’ve already sorta seen recently. That was the one part that in itself kind of hurt things with me. I liked the blood and gore, but I felt as if I had already seen it. So it’s a good film, I just don’t think it’s a great film.

(7/10)