Mobster Nick Scanlon (Ryan) has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQueeg (Mitchum), who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch (Collins), and a police detective, Turck (Conrad), are crooked and make McQueeg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.
- Stars:Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman, Ray Collins, Joyce Mackenzie, Robert Hutton, Virginia Huston, William Conrad, Walter Sande, Les Tremayne, Don Porter, Walter Baldwin, Brett King, Richard Karlan,
- Director:John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd,
- Writer:William Wister Haines (screenplay), W.R. Burnett (screenplay), Bartlett Cormack (play)
The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Racket torrent reviews
(ca) wrote: The characters who die in "Killing them Softly" are ironically or not, not killed softly at all. In fact quite the opposite. Writer-director Andrew Dominik shoots these scenes in the noisiest way possible, employing graphic visuals, super slow motion executions, and shots ringing out so realistically loud-as if you were next to someone with a gun going off at point blank range, straining your eardrums. Organized crime in America is troubled, just like the rest of the economy with a business slowdown and a growing recession. The film seems to be trying--and failing-- to draw parallels between events unfolding in the film's forefront and the running background narrative of the 2008 financial meltdown and presidential election. Perhaps if the primary narrative were more coherently developed those parallels would be easier to understand. The plot of "Killing Them Softly" is bare, and straight forward. Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. A genial guy named Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta) operates high-stakes poker games for the mob. One night the game is hit by two hooded stick-up men, who make off with a big pile of mob money. This in itself is suspicious, because it looks like an inside job, because who is crazy enough to attempt this brazen act. A high-level mob boss named Mickey (James Gandolfini) arrives in town and orders the executions of the amateurs by a hit man named Jackie (Brad Pitt), who likes to kill softly and briefly explains why. These are the first two of many, many mob-on-mob killings in the film. "Killing Them Softly" continues as a dismal, dreary series of cruel and painful murders, mostly by men who know one another, in a barren city where it's usually night and almost always raining. There is one female character in the film, a hooker employed by Mickey, who is the only mobster not exclusively obsessed with crime or money. As the body count grows, we meet Driver (Richard Jenkins), a gravel-voiced chief executive who appears often behind the wheel of a car parked in the wastelands beneath bridges. Fine cinematography continues to be one of the hallmarks of Andrew Dominik, but here we feel short changed at its abrupt ending that didn't go anywhere. It did its job in bringing current proceedings to a close, yet opening another door that left it hanging like an unfinished job. "Killing Them Softly" is a curiously dead movie (pun not intended). It never really gets off the ground and is strangely flat in spite of a generally excellent cast and a premise brimming with tough guy possibilities.
(kr) wrote: it's kind of good but can't say I am that big of a star trek fan so hard to say
(ca) wrote: Even allowing for the age of the film, this is shoddily made poop. The lizards/dinosaurs are laughable and Jill St. John's character has to be the most annoying female lead since movie-making began. There's not even any decent matinee idol totty to make the effort of watching it worthwhile.
(it) wrote: You would expect more from a story like this, it doesn't give you enough. But the reason to see this is for Rachel Griffiths and Emily Watson who are fantastic.
(ru) wrote: loved this, felt a bit like baraka, its about the thousand year journey of the roma people from India to different parts of Europe. Without narration, its the music who tells the story.
(mx) wrote: This was one of those cheese ball, campy horror movies I cherish and continually seek out! It doesn't take itself seriously so if you do then please don't watch it! Flaunts some good gore effects including a wicked sick finale kill! The only flaw I saw with the good old 80's makeup effects this film boasts was that the blood was too thin, it would splatter and then shrink and bead up just like water would. Lots of funny one liners and bad jokes, overall I thought it was very fun and had a lot to offer to fans of corny horror comedies.
(it) wrote: This is a good movie
(kr) wrote: This was hardly the 'spiritual ancestor' to 'Drive Angry' I was expecting. Shame.
(nl) wrote: absolutely boring...not scary at all...