• Three Reasons: The Killing Three Reasons: The Killing

    Those are our three reasons. What are yours?

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  • By David Hollingsworth
    August 25, 2011
    05:27 PM

    1) One of the darkest film noirs in film history. 2) One of Sterling Hayden's finest hours. 3) The ultimate heist movie.
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  • By U.S.
    August 25, 2011
    08:57 PM

    Timothy Carey, Timothy Carey and Timothy Carey
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  • By EK
    August 25, 2011
    10:11 PM

    Saying his name three times won't make him magically appear btw.
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  • By Mark J. McPherson
    August 25, 2011
    11:10 PM

    Jack D. Ripper at his magazine-clip-delivery best! Pacing. And Wilma!
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  • By J. Imamura
    August 26, 2011
    04:43 PM

    Such a great film, overall. Everything Kubrick is anyway. The bluray looks Beautiful, the film had me sweatin' on the edge of my seat the whole time! I feel terribly guilty for having missed-out on this gem for so long! I used to think Dassin was the best but...I think Kubrick crafted My favorite noir.
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  • By Craig J. Clark
    August 26, 2011
    07:00 PM

    1) It's Kubrick's first fully-realized film. 2) Its nonlinear structure is as innovative today as it was 55 years ago. 3) It's definitive proof that you can plan a heist -- just like you can plan a film -- down to the smallest detail, but you can never know how the human element will trip you up.
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  • By LJ
    August 26, 2011
    07:40 PM

    1. The second greatest heist film. (behind The Asphalt Jungle) 2. Stanley 3. Sterling and his crew
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  • By poughkeepsiejohn
    August 26, 2011
    09:35 PM

    1. Given the right role, Sterling Hayden could light up the screen. He does that here. 2. Elisha Cook portrays one of the most pathetic characters ever on film. 3. Just a couple of years after making this, Stanley Kubrick directed "Paths Of Glory" and became an A-list filmmaker for life.
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  • By Marcus Johnston
    August 27, 2011
    06:06 PM

    1.Jim Thompson's involvement in the script 2.Stanley Kubrick's directing 3.Timothy Carey
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  • By Max Fraley
    August 27, 2011
    11:29 PM

    1. Hayden and his entourage are as good a mix as you can get in a full bowl of noir sweat. 2. Marie Windsor with Elisha Cook, Jr...burnt toast with melting butter...delicious 3. Kubrick and Thompson... masterful direction with a brilliant script. "The stuff that dreams are made of"
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  • By J.C. Nystrom
    September 29, 2011
    08:37 PM

    1. One of the best noir endings of all time 2. Double cross shootout 3. Multiple angles of the same period of time, probably the best use of this technique on film
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  • By Tony Runfalo
    October 22, 2011
    07:51 PM

    Timothy Carey....a weird piece of work! I love watching him in films, especially The Killing!
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  • By dasboot4211
    November 08, 2011
    02:38 PM

    1. KUBRICK! 2.Sterling Hayden, a great performance. 3. A great and memorable ending. Just loved it. 4. (yes I'm cheating) The screenplay adaptation of White's novel by Jim Thompson one of my favorite writers of all time. Clean, blunt and to the point the story just roles like the race horses in the film.
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