The Killing was director Stanley Kubrick's first major film effort -- though, like Kubrick's earlier films, it was economically produced with an inexpensive cast. In a variation of his Asphalt Jungle ... read more
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release Date: January 1, 1956
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2001
Stats: 1,271 reviews
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February 27, 2013
Sorry, was I missing something here? I found this to be abhorrent.
December 25, 2012
Fresh out of prison, a career criminal cooks up an ingenious scheme to rob a racetrack. The Killing is an early film from Stanley Kubrick and yet another masterclass. He takes to the visual trappings of Film Noir and creates one of the most efficiently told and tautly directed he...
September 20, 2012
If your a collctor of Film Noir do not allow this one to slip through the cracks. Stanley Kubrick set the bar high for Robberyt Gone Bad films after he released this one. A thrilling crime drama way ahead of its time. 5 Stars 8-2-12
April 7, 2012
There are two types of heist films: one relies merely on the act of the robbery to hold the audience's attention, and the other explores the psychology and meticulous nature of planning a robbery. For me, I'm with Truffaut in naming Riffifi as the undisputed "king of the heist fi...
January 14, 2012
Johnny Clay: You'd be killing a horse - that's not first degree murder, in fact it's not murder at all, in fact I don't know what it is.
"In All It's Fury and Violence"
Kubrick's third feature length film, The Killing, is really what jump started his career. Before it he had m...
January 11, 2012fb100001592288964
Director Stanley Kubrick in his earliest days as a filmmaker, delivers an engrossing film noir tale of the "robbery gone wrong," featuring razor sharp dialogue, Kubrick's classic directing trademarks and a strong lead performance by Sterling Hayden. Most likely one of my top 25 f...
October 1, 2011
asphalt jungle is much better.
August 24, 2011
Not the best, but definitely my favorite Kubrick film. There is nothing wrong with this film whatsoever. I remember thinking Tarantino was a hack after originally seeing this but then again, the kind of genius contained within this film is going to escape eventually. Kubrick's di...
August 19, 2011
With his third ("Fear and Desire," and "Killer's Kiss" preceded) feature film, "The Killing," Stanley Kubrick had proved he was here to stay. "The Killing" is such a triumph because it did so many things at once, almost effortlessly. Kubrick demonstrated that he understood what m...
August 18, 2011
LOVE IT. What a great movie! Stanley Kubrick never stops amazing me. After watching The Killing I'm totally convinced that I will watch his entire filmographty. The perfect plan for the perfect robbery. Sterling Hayden wow. Almost evrything is perfect in this movie. I loved it, r...
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