Kill List is a very strange film. Not in a bad way though. I saw this with two friends who didnt like it purely because by the end they didnt understand it. I on the other hand enjoyed it thoroughly because it keeps making you ask questions. As an audience we shouldnt just sit back and numbly watch a film, we should be thinking about what we are watching. This is what you get from Kill List.
The film is obviously dark because of its subject matter but it is done in a good structure. The beggining of the film shows family life of two ex-soldiers and refurs to events that we as the audience do not understand and then after the first 20 minutes or so we are shown the ugly side of the protagonists life as he and his friend take on a list of people they need to kill. The film centres around "Jay" and so during the film you start to wonder what exactly has happened to him to make him like he is. The film can be quite violent but even these scenes had me asking "Why?".
That is why I think this film works well because it keeps you thinking and to be honest even now I have not fully unravelled the story in my head.
Well directed and very well acted. Much better than a lot of hitman films. Not a film for the passive viewer.