The Killing Film Summary & Analysis

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Thieves Never Win

Although in many modern films, thieves seem to live charmed lives where they are always rich, happy and successful, The Killing does nothing to paint this sort of image. Instead, viewers learn that no matter how well thieves plan for their jobs, they will never come out on top. The pursuit of easy money ends up in tragedy, and it almost seems that the bigger the potential score, the worse the outcome.

As Johnny and Unger create their meticulous plans, they are also planning for Johnny to get out of the business and settle down with Fay. Although their motives are good, they still cannot win while trying to become honest by stealing. As the famous phrase goes, cheaters never win. Criminal activity is painted as dangerous and difficult in this film. Everyone ends up dying by the end of the film, except Johnny and Fay...

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