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Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, N.Y. But, Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy. But, he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surely there aren't many emotionally fragile mobster stories left in the Hollywood arsenal. But at least Kill is a pretty good shot with the laughs."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"An unpredictable, enjoyable mob comedy."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A sweet black comedy about a professional killer from Buffalo whose gangster uncle makes him join Alcoholics Anonymous in San Francisco, falls in love with a down to earth saleswoman and cleans up his act so he can be a neater killer."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Ben Kingsley brings a batty, basilisk wit to You Kill Me, a black comedy about a dipsomaniacal hitman."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"A fitfully amusing black comedy about an alcoholic assassin, its well-drawn characters drown in a generic gangster plot and a painfully low budget."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"A lot more clever than it initially appears."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A strong performance by the reliable Kingsley, and a tartly sweet one from Leoni, keeps You Kill Me from turning into the bad joke the title implies."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Kingsley seems to be sleepwalking through the entire movie, in a faux-understated performance"
‑ Marlow Stern, Manhattan Movie Magazine
"Kingsley shows a surprising talent for deadpan comic delivery."
‑ , Sun Online
"An uneven black comedy-thriller that's nonetheless worth catching for Téa Leoni's bracingly sharp performance and the inspired idea of putting hitman Ben Kingsley into AA. Just focus on the well-etched characters and don't worry too much about the plot."
‑ Tom Charity, Total Film
"One of those self-consciously quirky indie films that will strike some as comic genius while leaving the rest of the audience scratching their head."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Where Dahl succeeds is in transforming two essentially tired characters into fully fleshed-out human beings who fall in love."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Domesticating the mobster within society has become almost a commonplace, thanks to The Sopranos, but Kingsley's tight-lipped gruffness gives a lift to the mordant ironies of the script."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"A great cast and a great script make this a surprising recommendation as a first date movie."
‑ Jim Hall, Film4
"The opening six-minute shot of dawn breaking over a rural landscape is worth the price of admission alone. Stunning."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
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