Set against the backdrop of bustling Boston in the fall of 2008, while the banking crisis grips national news, this mob thriller depicts the difficult circumstances that emerge when three amateur criminals hold up a high-stakes poker game. When they rob all the cash from all the players, confidence in illegal card games around the area drops, causing frustration and embarrassment for the local mob, who organised it.
Consequently, the local mobsters hire Jackie (Brad Pitt), a professional contract killer to identify and eliminate the culprits as an example of the kind of punishment that would be meted out against anyone who dared to wrong the mafia. Will Jackie succeed in fulfilling his assignment?
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This movie has the ignominious distinction of being just one of three films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2012, along with The Devil Inside (2012) and Silent House (2011). Read More