The Killers Reviews
The 1946 and 1964 versions of The Killers are vastly different, except for a couple of plot points, like the lack of surprise and failure to run the hitmen note with their target, and the double cross that is revealed at the end
Though the film does not stand up to the 1946 version with Burt Lancaster, it has its own pleasures, including Marvin's rather likable role of an assassin, the exciting robbery sequence, and, of course, the villainous Reagan getting his just desserts.
Um roteiro intrincado (ainda que excessivamente reminiscente de "Cidadao Kane") que se beneficia ainda mais gracas a direcao segura de Siegel e ao elenco excepcional (ate Reagan, um ator geralmente mediocre, esta bem).
A familiar tale of robbery and betrayal unfolds, not enhanced by the glossy colour but given a terrific boost by the fact that the two killers stick around and are superbly characterised by Marvin and Gulager.
Movie remakes seem to be pouring out faster and more frequently than ever before, and it's rare that a remake gets even close to an original, much less equals it or surpasses it.
Without pretension The Killers occupies its genre and welcomes each convention. It comes, however, late, and such conventions are worn for their familiarity.