Reviews for Killing Them Softly and The Collection:
KILLING THEM SOFTLY
- Entertainment Weekly: "A lurid and nasty little nihilistic hitman noir, with an ingenuity that sneaks up on you."
- The Hollywood Reporter: "Terribly smart in every respect, with ne'er-a-false note performances and superb craft work from top to bottom."
- Slant Magazine: "The film's cynicism, like everything else, is nothing more than empty posturing, a fashionable pose adopted to ingratiate itself with a disenfranchised public."
- Time: "Despite enough pummeling to flatten Rocky Balboa in all six movies, the only thing that truly rewards your attendance is Brad Pitt in another effortless star performance."
- New York Observer: "A filthy, pretentious, brutally violent and utterly pointless load of rubbish."
- Variety: "An energetic but utterly weightless exercise in slice-and-dice cinema."
- Film School Rejects: "Slick, wickedly funny, and brazenly over-the-top."
- Horror.com: "A punchy piece in the pantheon of sequels."
- Chiller TV: "The rare horror sequel that doesn't demand loyalty to its predecessor, The Collection actively avoids genre clichés for an effectively creepy post-torture thriller."
- The Hollywood Reporter: "The Collector simply isn't a very interesting screen villain. Clad in a black mask that reveals only his eyes and mouth, he mainly communicates by heavy breathing. It makes one yearn for the perversely witty chatter of Jigsaw."