Kill List

Kill List

Ben Wheatley (2011)

18 Certificate


Our Score
A uniquely terrifying experience, director Ben Wheatley's down-and-dirty chiller moves confidently from edgy soap opera to intense crime thriller to stark satanic shocker. An ex-soldier-turned-contract killer is talked into doing "one last job" with his best mate, but their mysterious employer's hit list brings them into direct contact with the occult. Drawing upon the recurring nightmares he's had since childhood, Wheatley's scares are palpable thanks to the improvised playing of his fresh, sit-up-and-take-notice cast. And the flip from emotional Mike Leigh territory into startling Grand Guignol takes the horror further beyond the comfort zone. Confounding expectations the same way he did with Down Terrace, Wheatley's tale of the unpredictable owes as much to The Parallax View as it does to Race with the Devil. It is darkly comic, brutally violent and a dynamo of dizzying fright stuff.


A hitman with money worries is persuaded by his old partner to take on one last job. The duo's mysterious client presents them with a list of three targets, but as they go about their deadly work, they start to realise there is something far more disturbing going on than a simple act of murder. Thriller, with Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley and Myanna Buring.

Cast & Crew

Jay Neil Maskell
Shel MyAnna Buring
Gal Michael Smiley
Fiona Emma Fryer
Sam Harry Simpson
The Client Struan Rodger
Justin Crompton Ben
Keira Gemma Lise Thornton
The doctor Damien Thomas
The librarian Mark Kempner
Director Ben Wheatley
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Optimum ReleasingGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Sep 2011