The acting in this film leaves much to be desired. As all the main characters suffer from the disease (except, perhaps, Olga Kurylenko), blame must be put at the feet of scriptwriter Skip Woods and Timothy Olyphant, as Agent 47, doesn’t help the situation with a performance lacking any believable sense of malevolence. Perhaps he needed to watch Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry or Charles Bronson in Once Upon a Time in the West to get an idea of how to generate a steel-eyed coolness before taking on the role.
The premise for the film, a secret society training hit men from childhood for use by governments in international politics, is intriguing, especially when one of its own is set up for death and must use all of his training to stay alive, but it doesn’t outweigh the bad performances by all involved. Hitman is shit, avoid it.
- Yell! Rating (x/5 Skulls):
- Year Released:
- 21 November 2007
- Xavier Gens
- Robert Knepper, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Ulrich Thomsen
- Action, Crime
- Official URL:
- Hitman the Movie (MySpace Official Page)