‘Killing Them Softly’ is far from killing it on screen

Brad Pitt gets down and dirty in 'Killing Them Softly'
Brad Pitt gets down and dirty in ‘Killing Them Softly’

[rating=3]Starring:  Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Curatola and Ben Mendelsohn
Director(s):  Andrew Dominik
Writer(s):  Andrew Dominik (screenplay), George V. Higgins (novel)

Killing Them Softly is based on the crime novel “Cogan’s Trade”, which was published in 1974 and set in Boston.  The film, however, changes the locale to New Orleans and sets it during the 2008 presidential election.

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