The Killer movie review: Fassbender is worryingly convincing as an assassin

From here on in, though, it’s pretty bog standard stuff, albeit directed and acted very deftly. It transpires that our assassin was recruited while studying law. His intelligence is clear, but so is his sense of intellectual superiority. There’s disdain for a bodyguard – “Good luck with the Wordle” – and for pretty much all the denizens of Florida, “the sunshine state – where else can you find so many like-minded individuals… outside a penitentiary?” This is pure conjecture, but I’d bet good money that Fincher feels the same way (though he doesn’t have a writer’s credit).