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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.
É achei mais ou menos... se eu tivesse visto o filme antes do jogo nao sei se iria jogar ainda... o Hitman do jogo é mais punk
It says on the back of the DVD: "Hitman, too extreme for cinema" well that isn't the case..and extreme is not s word I would use to describe this film, maybe something more like absolutely terrible. Hitman the badass assassian was put to shame by Xavier Gens in this movie. The action that hitman is known for was terrible and so was the acting, I would stay away from this movie.
On the back of the DVD it says: "Hitman too extreme for cinema" well that wasn't the case. I think it was just too terrible for cinema! Not going to lie, this was such a terrible movie! Action scenes were terrible, acting was terrible, just avoid this movie at all costs.
I still firmly believe that this is a GOOD film.
Olyphant kills it. No fucking contest.
Gute, recht stumpfe Aktion.
I watched this when it first came out, but I had never played the games. I have since played them all and just finished the last one so I thought it was time for a revisit to this film. It was definitely better this go around. They were quite faithful to the Hitman story and had callbacks to many missions and characters. The best thing of all is that Timothy Olyphant looks exactly like 47. The plot was so-so, but still an enjoyable watch.
Olyphant definitely doesn't get a silent assassin achievement in this movie, but it sure was fun watching him kill all those people.
Timothy Olyphant gives a tasteless and bland performance, a lot of the dialogue is obviously audio-dubbed, and the editing is some scenes is just awful. There is also an inconsistent tone at times, a plot that is not interesting in any way, and a terrible script. But a couple of the action sequences were well shot, and the stunts were really cool. Overall, "Hitman" is an incredibly bland action movie with a very uninteresting plot.
Mainly boring throughout. The action sequences are usually quite dull, and the acting is lackluster or even downright bad at times. Although, I do applaud the movie for at least trying to stick to the elements of the game.
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.
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