Review: Kill List (2011)

Few movies really stick with me after I’ve watched them.  Much like a meal from Taco Bell, I usually digest quickly, and might have a few issues with it later.  But then there comes a movie like 2011’s Kill List.  For his sophomore film, director Ben Wheatley gives us the absolute perfect example of “genre mashing”.  The movie that you think you’re going to get, isn’t what you end up getting at all.  Which makes it even harder to write a review for it, because the less you know going in, the better.  But therein lies the rub.  I guarantee you that you will either love this movie or hate it with a passion.  Yeah – it’s THAT movie.  Let’s dive in to the shallow end of this mind fuck of a movie, and I’ll try and keep it as spoiler free as possible.

*most uncomfortable game of Footsies ever*

The story begins with Jay (played brilliantly by Neil Maskell), an ex-soldier turned contract killer, physically and mentally scarred after a disastrous job in Kiev.  He argues and fights with his wife because the bills need to be paid, leading to her talking him into taking a new “assignment” (just like a woman….am I right fellas?)    Continue reading