Excerpt: Agent 47 is an assassin who’s in service of “The Agency”, an organisation that teaches kids to become assassins and does jobs all over the world. 47’s latest assignment is to kill Russian president Mikhail Belicoff but after Agent 47 has completed his task, the media start reporting that the...
Excerpt: Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) is one of the world’s most skilled assassins, a man with no identity genetically engineered to thrive in his dangerous profession. Agent 47 has been able to neutralize targets no one else could, high profile marks in tense locations, no target escaped 47’s sights.
Conclusion: Stephen Tung Wai's Hitman is a fairly straightforward but entertaining action film. I enjoyed it, but mostly because I really liked Eric Tsang's improvisations. Indeed, I have to say that without him the film would have been a major disappointment.
Excerpt: Having never played the video game, I had a tough time getting into this movie. I'm not normally drawn to violent films, and if it wasn’t for this review, I would have never placed this one in my Netflix queue.
Excerpt: The Film I'm always a little skeptical when I see the phrase "based on the popular video game." Perhaps it comes from having sat through the movie versions of Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Doom . I'm sure they were fun games but they made for some really horrible films.
Conclusion: Hitman is a movie I wanted to like, and despite my affection for the genre in which it resides, I found myself bored stiff throughout. The simple fact that the movie is derivative in so many ways ( Soldier , Shooter , The Matrix , and Vantage Point , to name a few) may account for my ho-hum...
Conclusion: 'Hitman' is a no-nonsense, sometimes brutal action film. Unfortunately, it lacks personality, and often lapses into the most generic cliches of the genre. This Blu-ray release is pretty strong however, with solid video and audio, as well as an array of extras.
Excerpt: Movies based on video games generally don't make for great cinema. There have been a few exceptions, but they are VERY few and far between. I wasn't expecting much going into this one but it didn't turn out too bad.
Excerpt: Hitman should be the movie that bucks the trend of terrible game to film adaptations. A simple premise; Agent 47, the Hitman of the title, is hired to infiltrate a variety of embassies, foreign agencies or crime rings to blast them to kingdom come.
Excerpt: An adaptation of the popular videogame of the same name, Hitman is exactly the kind of movie you’d expect it to be. The bad kind. It’s incredible that after all this time Hollywood still hasn’t been able to figure out the videogame to movie genre.