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The Killer (15) (AD)

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An assassin looks menacingly out of a window in the dark.

Michael Fassbender is a bit rough around the edges in this surprisingly funny neo-noir about an assassin losing his edge, by none other than David Fincher.

The Smith's obsessed, highly trained killer has the beginnings of a mid-life crisis in David Fincher's (Se7enGone Girl) most meta project yet.

Michael Fassbender brings a humanity and humour to the role of the assassin who, on bodging a job, begins to question why he does what he does, spiralling into perhaps his last tirade of revenge. 

This film marks a moment in Fincher's career where he has stopped to question the reality of the assassins, spies, agent-types that are such familiar on screen characters, but rarely presented as real people. With humour, and of course, wicked noughties aesthetic titles, and the cleanest of clean shots, Fincher brings a humanity to the genre of thriller in a rarely-seen way. 

Written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7enLove Death & Robots) and starring Michael Shannon, Tilda Swinton and Arliss Howard.

USA 2023 dir David Fincher 95 min

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