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The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.
I'm not a gamer so I have no idea how this stacks up against the video-game it's based on. It is however nowhere near as bad as I thought it might be considering the horrendous reviews I'd read for it. Action aplenty, a super hot femme-fatale and a protagonist with an incredibly shiny head, what's not to like? Apart from a truly dreadful script and some awful acting, this is a lot of fun.
Action films usually fall down when trying to be more than just popcorn entertainment. This one never flatters to deceive us though, this is a full on action film with a plot as confusing as why Hitman 47 doesn't give Olga Kurylenko one just for the…
Gamers these days have it easy. No matter what system you play your game on something will count your achievements and should you run into any hard boss or problem, it literally takes 5 minutes to find a solution on Youtube. In my personal gaming biography the only time I would have called myself a hardcore gamer was in my twenties when I played the Hitman franchise on my trusty Playstation 2. I still take great pride that I repeated every single mission again and again until I had reached the "Silent Assassin" ranking on every single one. With the terrible Playstation 2 controls that is as hardcore as you can get. Naturally I was first in line when the…
I love Xavier Gens and Timothy Olyphant (oily elephant) and my favourite hack Skip Woods wrote this so it should be an instant classic.
Hitman is like Mario except he's a bald guy with a barcode tattooed on his head and he kills people. He's number 47 because at the beginning there sure are a lot of bald kids with tattoos and guns.
Olyphant looks so weird without hair, too used to Justified. It's all secret murder organisations and throat bombs and shit. Olga Kurylenko is the girl with the shitty dragon tattoo and "my first goth" outfit.
Olyphant crashes through a window in a hotel to find some kids playing one of the Hitman games, haha they did a…
Even though it has some decent action I was pretty bored with it. Even Timothy Olyphant looked bored.
The oddest thing about Hitman is that it's enjoyable even though most of it doesn't work.
Here are moments of highly implausible action and completely inappropriate dialogue, both going to such extremes that watching the actors try to make something out of it becomes... fascinating.
A bald, tattooed assassin known only as Agent 47 (or in this case, Babyface. Come on, you can't look at Timothy Olyphant without wanting to pinch those cheeks. So cute!), is hired to kill Russian president Mikhail Belicoff, only to discover that he's been betrayed. Now the target of British and Russian Secret Police, Babyface treks across Europe on a quest for answers.
With him is Nika Boronina, a Russian prostitute who was forced into…
This film is pure entertainment only! No great storyline, direction, or acting but it is highly entertaining. Agent 47 is cold and emotionless compared to 007 and the biggest difference is he doesnt go around fooling around with the girls. He just goes straight to business. Kill, kill, kill.
It may have been a theatrical film, but Hitman is little more than a slightly more expensive version of those cheap DTV action films shot in Europe, complete with bad ADR work.
Not much redeeming story here. Action is mediocre.
Hmm, Not so good, yet I liked it. Consider it a nobrainer, just let yourself go with it and it will deliver some sort of amusement. It´s when you get into the details it all start to desintegrate, unfortunately. Nothin in this movie keep together, not even a simple thing as language used, at the beginning with accent, in the end whitout.. See it but don´t look too deep as it will fail you..
it's easy to shit on video game movies, but these guys aren't exactly making my job hard - maybe the worst handling of source material I've ever seen, and that includes what those assholes at Disneyworld did to the Pirates ride
Video games are never good, but this one isn't exactly bad. Good action scenes and a great representation of Agent 47.
But this hitman -
Can cut you down to size
Don't be so cool
Love me love me baby
I've been to the hitman school
Utter dross. Olyphant adds something to it but is undone for the most part by a tedious script. Some ok action scenes.
Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, and Olga Kurylenko star in this assassin movie.
Olyphant is fantastic as the assassin with his deadpan delivery, and I could invest in his assassin character. The fight and action sequences are brilliantly coriographed. Only thing I would have to say against this film is that the Russians are stereotypical, and I'm not fond of having to read subtitles.
It may come off as a somewhat B rate Bourne or Bond film but I actually really like Hitman, I think it's one of the best video game movies out there. It's well shot and goes for a very hard R rating. They do the unthinkable and use squibs for the blood hits from gun fire. The action is pretty well done when it happens. The story is nothing great and the dialogue is bad sometimes and delivered worse on occasion but for a tight paced spy action film this still delivers. Olyphant does his best but is miscast in this role. The films biggest sin in my book is using footage from the TV show Dark Angel, that just comes off as cheap to me.
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