Director: Andrew Dominik. Cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard. 97 min. Rated R. Crime/Thriller.
A mini-Scorsese gangster flick. Mobsters hire a hitman to take out a few thugs who robbed one of their card games. I had a hard time getting rid of Brad Pitt's image from Inglourious Basterds; his character here seems like a toned-downed version of his Lt. Aldo Raine ("Gorlomi!") from the former. But this is a rare movie I would recommend to see solely for one ingenious sequence, where a mobster is killed by Pitt, in a car, under the pouring rain, in slow-motion. Just one sequence. It's so ... poetic. You'll see what I mean.