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November 28, 2012

Movie preview: “Killing Them Softly”


Rated: R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language and some drug use

Running time: 1 hr 37 min

Cast: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins

Plot: Livid over the fact that three low-level thieves have crashed the entire underworld economy, the mob's top brass hires a professional enforcer to see that the bandits pay for their crime. But, the closer he gets to his target,the more he finds his mission complicated by an alcoholic hit man who's well past his prime, incompetent gangsters, and the playboy host of the inauspicious game.