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Hitman

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

November 21, 2007

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Xavier Gens

Starring :

Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, Michael Offei

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

1.5 of 4

“..Xavier Gens' Hitman plays like a music video without the music..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1 of 4

“..this action-thriller is pretty ludicrous..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret Morning News]
“..Sluggish, humorless and pointlessly graphic..”
by Daniel Eagan [Film Journal International]
1 of 4

“..It's enough to make you appreciate the gratuitous over-stylization of a film like "Shoot 'Em Up"..”
by Bob Strauss [LA Daily News]
2 of 5

“..it hasn't taken advantage of what the games have to offer..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..exploits every action-flick cliche imaginable and still manages to be dull..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
1 of 5

“..a Bourne knock-off, and not a very good one at that..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
Review rate : C-
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by John Anderson [Newsday]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Susan Walker [Toronto Star]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]

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