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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Ben Kingsley
Tea Leoni
Luke Wilson
Bill Pullman.
Directors
John Dahl.
Screenwriters
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely.
Running Time
92 minutes

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You Kill Me
Bullets and booze


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Plot
While drying out on the west coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tounged woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.


Review
You Kill Me
In John Dahl’s ordinary noir-ish comedy, Ben Kingsley is the painfully quiet Frank - an assassin who keeps his vodka iced and his gun loaded. When his booze addiction interferes with the accuracy of his bullets, Frank is banished to San Francisco to clean up. There he meets Laurel (Téa Leoni) and Tom (Luke Wilson) - two dull characters who provide love and friendship along the road to recovery.

Other cast members (particularly Bill Pullman) show the sort of creepy eccentricities ripe for laughs, making the lack of comic moments all the more galling.

Kingsley’s turn is a highlight but, as the predictable conclusion approaches, it becomes evident that You Kill Me has missed the target.


Verdict
Despite some good performances, You Kill Me misses the target.


Reviewed by Ross Bennett

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