Hitman

Hitman ★★

HITMAN (18)
D: Xavier Gens
20th Century Fox (Charles Gordon & Adrian Askariah)
US/France 2007
93 mins
 
Action/Thriller
 
W: Skip Woods [based on the video game created by IO Interactive]
DP: Laurent Bares
Ed: Carlo Rizzo & Antoine Vareille
Mus: Geoff Zanelli
 
Timothy Olyphant (Agent 47), Dougray Scott (Mike Whittier), Olga Kurlyenko (Nika Borinina), Robert Knepper (Yuri Marklov)
 
Based on a video game, and it shows.
Timothy Olyphant looks the part as the titular hitman, a genetically manufactured, emotionless assassin who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving a Russian politician.
Unfortunately, the script gives the actor nothing really to do except go from scene-to-scene with the same expressionless look on his face, before culminating in a multiple-gun stand off, which is probably the only part of the film worth watching.
The game is much more fun.
4/10