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With fascinating detail, Stanley Kubrick lays bare the intricate inner-planning of a racetrack heist by a deadly mastermind (Sterling Hayden) and his crew. Co-stars Coleen Gray.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 33
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An engrossing little adventure.
Fresh: At 27 Writer-Director Stanley Kubrick, in his third full-length picture, has shown more audacity with dialogue and camera than Hollywood has seen since the obstreperous Orson Welles went riding out of town on an exhibitors' poll.
Fresh: [The film] at first tends to be somewhat confusing, soon settles into a tense and suspenseful vein which carries through to an unexpected and ironic windup.
Fresh: Faultless and enjoyable.
Kubrick's Timeless Classic (4.5 mics)
And again, being only his third full- length feature film, THe Killing is one movie that will help influence and inspire upcoming successful classics such as Quentin Tarentino's Resivour Dogs (I'm quite sure I spelled that wrong) to Ocean's Eleven. Sterlen Hayden is excellent in this. The plot in a nutshell is a group of ambitious men, who all have one risky goal to rob a Race Track. But as always things inconvieniantly don't go as planned. Awsome movie!
Kubrick is a genius
one of the best movies ever made!
When I first saw this movie a year ago, I was amazed. the acting is great and the mixing up of intertwining stories is an interesting and successful attempt. In short, buy it.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1956
- © 1956 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All rights reserved.