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Quick-Thoughts: Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing (1956)

The Killing is adequate evidence that Stanley Kubrick could’ve been attempting to stick his shoes in the likes of Alfred Hitchcock during the inception of his career in filmmaking—blessedly, he victoriously became much more than that through his later-to-be-made psychotropic tour de forces. Launching off as a mismatch of an Agatha Christie character piece and a genre-welcoming heist thriller, The Killing is a fast-paced amusement ride that while not having the legendary contents of Kubrick’s future works, has the unburdened rights of standing tall as just a commendably enthralling motion picture. 

Verdict: B

“The Killing” is now available to stream on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, and The Criterion Channel.

 

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