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Killing Them Softly


Nov 29, 2012

Latest Home Video

Mar 25, 2013

MPAA Rating



Andrew Dominik


Brad Pitt
Ray Liotta
Richard Jenkins
Scoot McNairy


2012 Weinstein Company

Still shot from the movie: Killing Them Softly.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


When a mob-related high-stakes poker game gets held up, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) and his gun-for-hire are called in to settle the score.

Content Details

Why Is Killing Them Softly Rated R?

Killing Them Softly is rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Killing Them Softly...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Brutal violence.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand combat and weapons use, with some blood and detail shown.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Depictions of torture.

- Depictions of beating and shooting.

- Disturbing Scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Frequent use of coarse sexual language and references.

- Scene of nudity (depicting buttocks) in a sexual context.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content.


Approximately 240 instances of coarse language: including:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, many in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and profanity.

- Infrequent use of developmental, ethno-cultural, and sexual slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to and portrayals of drug use, including heroine use.

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

- Detailed alcohol abuse.

- Substance abuse.

Extra info about this movie

This movie is based on George V Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Killing Them Softly.

Brad Pitt plays a character worried about a different kind of score in Moneyball. Ray Liotta appears in a friendlier role in Wild Hogs. And Richard Jenkins gives an award-winning performance in The Visitor.

Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Frequent Coarse Language, Violence.
AB 14A Coarse Language, Brutal Violence, Not Recommended for Children
MB 18A Brutal Violence, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
ON 18A Brutal Violence, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
QC 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Killing Them Softly...

Killing Them Softly releases to home video on March 26, 2013.

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