3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 17 minutes
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Euthanasia is a controversial subject in this country, to say nothing of the fact that it’s illegal. So where does that leave the terminal patient who wants to go out with a bang? In “Making a Killing,” we learn of an organization that provides a Make-A-Wish style death for terminally ill patients. Shot “mockumentary” (god I hate that word) fashion, the movie follows a German film crew as it films the two doctors who run the organization and how they deal with a new wrinkle: a young woman who wants to die but may not actually be ill.

“Making a Killing” works best when it sticks to the initial premise, though the introduction of the dramatic element, while not entirely successful, doesn’t completely derail things. Director Derek Woods manages to tie everything up in decent fashion by the end. All in all, a worthy effort.

Posted on June 15, 2008 in Reviews by

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