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Kill List review
Hitman Jay (Neil Maskell)hasn’t lifted a trigger finger in eight months. Money’s low, his wife’s (MyAnna Buring) spirits are lower.Then best buddy/co-killer Gal (Michael Smiley) comes round for a roast and a chat in the basement. He’s been offered a lucrative assignment: kill some people, on a list.Moral salve? They’re bad people, probably. Besides, it’s time Jay “got back on the horse.”Anyone who saw jobbing TV director Ben Wheatley’s 2009 feature debut Down Terrace - a galvanising mix of kitchen sink, soap, crime drama, Shakespearean tragedy and piss-taking comedy shot in eight days for £6,000 - will go into his slippery sophomore effort with a toehold on what to expect.Just don’t be surprised if that toe is then hacked off and sent to you in the mail…Set in a Sheffield that’s dingy and banal yet infused with the mystic malignancy of the surrounding countryside, Kill List, like revenge, is best served cold.

Kill List review

Hitman Jay (Neil Maskell)hasn’t lifted a trigger finger in eight months. Money’s low, his wife’s (MyAnna Buring) spirits are lower.

Then best buddy/co-killer Gal (Michael Smiley) comes round for a roast and a chat in the basement. He’s been offered a lucrative assignment: kill some people, on a list.

Moral salve? They’re bad people, probably. Besides, it’s time Jay “got back on the horse.”

Anyone who saw jobbing TV director Ben Wheatley’s 2009 feature debut Down Terrace - a galvanising mix of kitchen sink, soap, crime drama, Shakespearean tragedy and piss-taking comedy shot in eight days for £6,000 - will go into his slippery sophomore effort with a toehold on what to expect.

Just don’t be surprised if that toe is then hacked off and sent to you in the mail…

Set in a Sheffield that’s dingy and banal yet infused with the mystic malignancy of the surrounding countryside, Kill List, like revenge, is best served cold.

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