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You Kill Me What, exactly, is the tortured, now-you-hear-it-now- you-don't ''ethnic'' accent that Ben Kingsley is sporting in You Kill Me? As...You Kill MeRomance, Comedy, DramaPT92MR What, exactly, is the tortured, now-you-hear-it-now- you-don't ''ethnic'' accent that Ben Kingsley is sporting in You Kill Me? As...2007-06-29Luke Wilson
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You Kill Me

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama; Starring: Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni, Luke Wilson; Director: John Dahl; Author: Christopher Markus; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: R

What, exactly, is the tortured, now-you-hear-it-now- you-don’t ”ethnic” accent that Ben Kingsley is sporting in You Kill Me? As Frank, a Mob assassin who guzzles cheap, warm vodka out of the bottle until he’s ordered by his boss to go to AA, Kingsley speaks in some bizarre Irish-Jewish muddle, with occasional veers into robot De Niro. It’s unintentionally hilarious, but listening to this great actor try to do something to liven up his blank of a character is about the only point of interest in John Dahl’s precious, inert dud of a hitmen-are-people-too comedy.

Originally posted June 29 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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