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…
A slick videogame adaptation in which people actually bleed, Hitman is over-edited and badly scripted but that never prevents it from being any better or worse than a forgettable Bond or Bourne movie.
Those who have played the game will recognise the set-up, a barcoded assassin with no personality is assigned stealthy missions which he must carry out as competently as possible. What gamers might be a little unsatisfied with is the necessary inclusion of a plot which rolls into motion fairly quickly and slowly tumbles its way into forgettable territory.
The casting of Timothy Olyphant strikes me as odd given the amount of already bald and notably beefier actors who would’ve filled the vapid role as the man who…
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…
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 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.
I've never played the game, but if it's anything like this, I'll gladly play it for hours. I mostly enjoy the gunplay, but I also appreciate the mix of different characters. The scene in the subway is pretty neat.
I think the best part of this pointless romp was Olga Kurylenko's pretty face. some laughs. nothing more.
"You don't want to fuck me and you don't want to kill me. I've never felt so much indifference in my entire life."
Not a great movie, but Tim Olyphant is always fun to watch, especially when he's shooting holes in a lot of people.
This movie gets way too much hate. It totally works for what it is, and doesn't take itself too seriously, plus the action is pretty good to boot.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A good one. Basic testosterone movie. I highly recommend to watch it. The girl is cute. It make me think of buying the videogame
Nah, it's tinny
Fight scenes were really impressive.
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