187 – The Killing (1956)

pro-wrestling at the race track

pro-wrestling at the race track

An early film by Kubrick and this one is pretty near perfection.Running at 84 minutes long it a short one but it works well.The plot is:a syndicate of guys plan to rob a race track of a coll 2 million dollars.There is about 6 or 7 men involved,each with their own part to play.There’s a narrator over most of the film listing times and places,nowadays we would just have some text on the screen but the voice over gives it an old school feel.The final scenes of the film are pretty similar to Reservoir Dogs.Also the way people moved and with the voice over made me think of Naked Gun or something with Leslie Nielson in it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A REALLY GOOD HEIST FILM.

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