Kill List - Movie Review



Kill List starring Neil Maskell and Michael Smiley is reviewed by Christy Lemire (AP critic and host of Ebert Presents at the Movies, check your local PBS listings), Matt Atchity (Editor-in-chief, Ben Mankiewicz (host of Turner Classic Movies), and Alonso Duralde ( and Linoleum Knife podcast).

From director Ben Wheatley, Kill List is a mind-blowing genre concoction being called the "#1 Horror Film of the Year" (Bloody-Disgusting). A brilliant blend of family drama, hitman action-thriller and terrifying psychological horror film, Kill List tells the story of an ex-soldier turned contract killer who is plunged into the heart of human darkness. Eight months after a disastrous hit job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, Jay (Neil Maskell) is pressured by his partner Gal (Michael Smiley), into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the bizarre, disturbing world of the contract, Jay's world begins to unravel until fear and paranoia sending him reeling towards a horrifying point of no return. -- (C) IFC

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