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The Killer. Michael Fassbender as an assassin in The Killer. Cr. Netflix ©2023

“The Killer” reviewed

The Killer, now streaming on Netflix, falls gloriously into the right hands with director David Fincher calling the shots like the true cinema virtuoso he is.

Are we lucky? We are, indeed. It’s a pleasure to behold Fincher doing his meticulous thing, putting his laser-focus on an unnamed assassin, played by Michael Fassbender, a mesmerizing actor unequaled at showing an angry flame flickering just under an uber-cool surface.

As written by Fincher’s “Seven” collaborator Andrew Kevin Walker, based on French comic books by Luc Jacamon and Alexis “Matz” Nolent, “The Killer” is essential Fincher, not quite up there with “Fight Club” and “Zodiac” but raising hell in ways too satisfying to spoil