Kill List (2011)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 26

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Directed by: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Neil Maskell (Jay), Michael Smiley (Gal), MyAnna Buring (Shel), Emma Fryer (Fiona)
Country: UK, European Cinema
Language: English (English subs)
Runtime: 01:35:27
Genres: Cult, Violence against Men, Torture, Old-Young

Plot – Spoilers:
Jay and Shel are a bickering couple who’ve served in the army. They live above their means and are currently running short on cash. Shel has been badgering Jay to look for work but Jay pretty much knows only how to kill. He on-and-off takes up jobs as a hitman with ex-Army buddy Gal and is right now walking the edge of his own sanity. So when Gal offers him a kill list, Jay isn’t exactly cold-footed to take up the job.

As the pair go about killing men in their list, things go out of control when Jay insists on following a pedo-ring they stumble upon during the job.

Kill List is an engaging thriller and while the violence is sparse, there’s a scene of a head being battered with a hammer that you will take away for a while.

Thoughts on the Ending – Spoilers:
It would seem like Jay is the chosen one for the cult who’ve been observing him for a while. And his final act of murder frees him from all emotional connections, so he can now be a truly disconnected leader. Why was he the chosen one? Something to do with perhaps a rampage he went on while in Kiev, which keeps getting referenced.

15 thoughts on “Kill List (2011)

  • May 20, 2020 at 12:07 pm
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    Slow start but stick with it.

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  • August 27, 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    This movie was great, but the ending was liken to “The Serbian”.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 10:21 pm
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    95 people on Rotten Tomatoes liked this movie.
    They are all psychopaths with no taste in fine cinema.
    I found myself thinking what the bloody ‘eck when I was watching this disaster of a movie. This was a mess. Nothing makes sense. Ben Wheatley was on crack when he made this. Do not waste your life watching this movie. This movie gave me a head and stomach ache. It makes me sick. 0 stars.

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm
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      I was not on crack when I made this. Aren’t you dead yet Spielberg? Old cunt talkin’ shite.

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      • April 25, 2021 at 6:34 am
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        Well I fuckin loved this movie, I thought it was great!

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  • November 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm
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    The fact that I made it to the end of the film is an achievement in itself and shows that I do not value my time at all. To think of all the delicious rabbits I could have cooked in this time.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 10:26 pm
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    The main character needs therapy.

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  • November 20, 2020 at 10:27 pm
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    I love the use of guns in this movie!

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  • November 20, 2020 at 10:32 pm
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    Fiona- We have an exciting opportunity for you. Please get in touch.

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    • November 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm
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      Oh gosh what an honour. I am aching for my next film role, it has been a while. My manager will be in touch.

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  • February 4, 2021 at 10:53 pm
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    Excellent… Corking thriller with enough edge and grit for any true seasoned eum fan. Classic homage to decent UK thrillers to last few decades and modern enough to do something New. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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  • April 25, 2021 at 6:46 am
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    This movie was great. There really is a time and place for everything, yet he failed to heed his own words, and he paid a great price for it and yet failed to even realize it at the end. I really enjoyed this. The character interactions were great and funny at times. Makes me wonder sometimes about private military contractors who are talked into doing easy jobs by old friends but suffer with ptsd in silence or from severe depression, and then go unhinged on the job resulting in casualties.

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  • June 5, 2021 at 10:36 pm
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    a serbian film ending with no explanation. I’m a little confused but still satisfied.

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