David Fincher’s The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender because the title character, performs as if Fassbender’s chilly and impassive android persona from the Alien films has discovered its solution to Earth and is now a killer for rent.
Based mostly on the French comedian guide of the identical title, the movie is a typical Fincher train in model in that it’s a magnificence for each watching and listening. (Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, not surprisingly, present the pulsing soundtrack.)
A lot of the movie’s dialogue is solely Fassbender’s narration as he describes the nuances of his occupation, together with a play-by-play on an tried hit gone improper. That mistake leads him on a world trek to confront some of us who’ve executed him improper. For sure, if his Killer walks into the room, you most likely aren’t strolling out.
Whereas that is principally Fassbender’s present, Charles Parnell, Kerry O’Malley and, most notably, Tilda Swinton make up the supporting solid. Swinton has just a few memorable scenes late within the movie, dealt with in such a means that it’s arduous to image anyone however Swinton enjoying the half. Arliss Howard additionally reveals up late for a powerful face-to-face with Fassbender.
The movie doesn’t have a nasty shot in it because of Fincher’s wonderful, watchful eye. Fassbender imbibes the film with an actual chill: His Killer is the scariest of dangerous guys, a soft-spoken, meticulous monster with no soul.
The Killer is now streaming on Netflix.