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You Kill Me

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You Kill Me

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
92 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/22/07
performer:
Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni, Luke Wilson
director:
John Dahl
author:
3280
genre:
Romance, Comedy, Drama

We gave it a D

What, exactly, is the tortured, now-you-hear-it-now- you-don’t ”ethnic” accent that Ben Kingsley is sporting in You Kill Me? As Frank, a Mob assassin who guzzles cheap, warm vodka out of the bottle until he’s ordered by his boss to go to AA, Kingsley speaks in some bizarre Irish-Jewish muddle, with occasional veers into robot De Niro. It’s unintentionally hilarious, but listening to this great actor try to do something to liven up his blank of a character is about the only point of interest in John Dahl’s precious, inert dud of a hitmen-are-people-too comedy.

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