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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Neil Maskell
MyAnna Buring
Michael Smiley
Directors
Ben Wheatley
Screenwriters
Ben Wheatley
Amy Jump
Running Time
95 minutes

Kill List
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Kill List

Plot
Jay (Neil Maskell), a freelance assassin running short of funds, is nagged by his wife Shel (MyAnna Buring) into taking on a new client. Jay and his partner Gal (Michael Smiley) accept a ‘kill list’ of three successive targets. As Jay and Gal execute the commissions, it becomes apparent that the list is longer than it seems.


Verdict
A dark, funny, disturbing picture — not for the squeamish, though it’s as given to subtle creepiness as outright horrors. With this, Wheatley elevates himself from kill list to A list. Right now, he’s among the most promising filmmakers in Britain.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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