Everyone has at least one film they like that everyone else seems to hate. Maybe they didn't get it. Maybe…
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.
What are you going to do?
What I do.
Video game movie adaptations have an incredibly bad rep, and with very good reason. Taking a video game's environments and characters and giving them new faces and voices with a set story somehow just doesn't fit in as well as it seems it should. Now, I enjoy Tomb Raider for what it is: good, mindless fun, but nothing memorable. Hitman had a lot wrong with it, but there were also some redeeming qualities that let me enjoy it.
"How does a good man kill?" mused Timothy Olyphant as he held a supposed target at gunpoint. Indeed, how does an assassin, who is supposed to have no conscience of his own, kill…
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.
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.
Es mucho mejor jugar a uno de los tantos videojuegos de la saga que perder hora y media viendo esta pelicula. ¡Olga, que han hecho contigo!
This film is so repulsive in its treatment of Olga Kurylenko's character, who exists to either be stripped naked and violently beaten, or to become sexually aggressive, that it overshadows the fact that Hitman is a cheap, incoherent mess. Timothy Olyphant brings nothing to his role as cold assassin Agent 47, pure turpitude who the filmmakers deign to make human through his kindness to the woman battered by the arcade game milieu she is trapped inside. They fail miserably, but succeed at turning Hitman into one of the worst films ever made. This is as base as they come.
Fox was very committed to making Timothy Olyphant boring in 2007.
Turned it off after 20 mins. Life's too short
Sweet jesus this film is such a travesty, from the waste of a beautiful opera song Ave Maria in the opening credits to jumping from city to city so fast it feels like a brainwashing sequence is playing in front of your eyes. TO (What I call TImothy Olyphant) is a badass mofo and tries his best to save this film but i don't think anything good. I think Xavier Gens took the phrase "video game adaptation" way too literally as I feel like I'm playing a video game by watching this movie. Every action sequence and what I am now calling cutscenes (cuz that ain't a movie) feels direct from a video game from the late 90s and not in a good way. This movie picks up 1/2 a star for TO and the other 1/2 for a tongue in cheek gag of a child playing Hitman in the BG while 47 walks through his living room
Timothy Olyphant coasts on his innate charisma in a video game adaptation that somehow manages to be dumber than a video game.
Not an amazing movie by any means but a really fun movie to watch if you are a fan of the game series or you just want to have a good time!
Full review at: www.fanboynation.com/hitman-2007/
What’s an action film without a female lead? Produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, which has a horrible track record with its women characters, Hitman adds Olga Kurylenko as Nika Boronina. Naturally, she’s mainly just a damsel in distress, but she’s also the purchased sex slave of the Russian president. This character could theoretically work if she was given, you know, characteristics, but her main purpose in the film, aside from strutting around naked, is to connect with Agent 47’s lost humanity though her sexuality. It’s odd how the film wants to have it both ways – a woman who has been sexually brutalized against her will and simultaneously willing acquiesce to an emotionless bald man with…
In spite of a few instances of bad acting and the one of the lamest swordfights ever (I;m being hyperbolic there), this is still a very entertaining and action packed film.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
I love Hitmen and Assassins. If they are the main focus of the film, it's almost always awesome. I don't…