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★★★★ @Rich Mix, London

This is a very enjoyable gangster crime thriller from the director of The Assassination of Jessie James… Brad Pitt puts in a superb performance and is backed up by an excellent cast that includes James Gandolfini and Ozzie actor Ben Mendelsohn (I recognised him from the bleak but brilliant Animal Kingdom). It is tightly edited and comes in at a nice running time of 100 minutes. However the political subtext is laid on a bit thick, and the connection between the world of underground crime and the U.S. economic system could have been drawn better. Still, there is much to like in this slick, smart film.

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