Killing is My Business, Honey

2009 [GERMAN]

Comedy / Crime / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.7/10 10 1409 1.4K

Plot summary

A hit man whose mission is to prevent the printing of a tell-all book written by a former Mafioso, falls in love with the employee who may lose her job if the book doesn't get published.

December 03, 2023 at 03:23 PM


Sebastian Niemann

Top cast

Franco Nero as Enrico Puzzo
Doris Kunstmann as Frau Eisenstein
Bud Spencer as Pepe
Jaymes Butler as Barkeeper
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1001.13 MB
German 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
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23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by blumdeluxe 6 / 10

Actually funny enough

"Mord ist mein Geschäft, Liebling" tells the story of a paid killer who gets in trouble when he falls in love with a young, engaged lector that thinks of him as a famous investigative author.

The cast is more or less a who's who of German mediocre film, which isn't supposed to say that there are not gifted actors among them but you do begin to fear a bit, skipping through the cast. To put it first, the film is by no means very clever and barely carries a lot of message or depth. But I have to say that I actually enjoyed it quite a lot, that some of the exaggerated humor is really on point at that I wouldn't have minded another half an hour.

All in all you can probably say that this is a decent choice when you're looking for a humerous movie to spend a nice evening with. If you're going for more depth, this is not your choice but it also doesn't pretend to be.

Reviewed by kosmasp 5 / 10

Don't quit your day/other job

Rick Kavanian a very well known comedian in Germany is charming in his role. But with this charm and of course because this is a light-hearted comedy, much of his menace never appear on screen. How are you supposed to believe he is what he claims he is? But then again, does he need to be menacing? Or is it just about having fun?

That's a question you have to answer for yourself. As it is, it's a fun little movie, that almost serves up every cliché in the book. Well done maybe and often times quite funny, still there is nothing new to be found here. And while quite a few things are far stretched, you still have a likable cast here (which as mentioned sometimes contradicts itself, but again that's in the eye of the beholder).

Reviewed by richard_sleboe 7 / 10

The charming case of the clumsy Cinderella

It's always great to see people having fun making movies. If cast and crew have a great time, they typically produce either of two kinds of movie. Most are ends in themselves, made only for the sake of the making. But some manage to share the fun, leaving the audience amused and inspired. This is a movie of the second kind. I promise you will walk out with a smile on your face. It's thoroughly enjoyable, all the way from the opening credits to the bloopers. The story revolves around a secretive author's much-anticipated mafia book, but the plot is really beside the point. It is merely the pretext for a parade of skits and sketches that are genuinely funny, well-timed, lovingly staged and set to a fool-proof rat pack soundtrack. Much is borrowed from the masters of the genre, screwball stars like Peter Sellers, Louis De Funès and Didi Hallervorden. But it's all done with wit and panache and style. Sebastian Niemann directs a charming cast, many with a stand-up comedy background. Lovely Nora Tschirner, stuck in the corner of a love triangle that involves her boss and a contract killer, will totally break your heart in the part of the clumsy Cinderella. She is also great acting drunk. Fine performance by Janek Rieke in his trademark part of the lovable loser - ever a good friend, never the groom. Guest appearance by the eminent Bud Spencer as a blind barfly. Too bad his friend the bishop never shows during the furious showdown shoot-out.

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