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The Hit Reviews

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
September 15, 2015
It is a dexterously balanced killer thriller by the idiosyncratic Frears, whose every scene becomes a matter of life and death. A lighter clicks, a gun clicks; life or death, it all sounds the same.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 15, 2015
Besides having a superb screenplay, Frears is blessed, here, with an unparalleled cast. Both Hurt and Stamp are as good as they've ever been, while the very young Tim Roth makes a very promising debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2015
"The Hit" is something special: thoughtful, perfectly performed and carrying the clear stamp of an extremely interesting director.
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Frears and writer Peter Prince have taken a potentially familiar tale of a gangland betrayal and revenge and made something richly inventive and most entertaining.
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2009
Superb acting from Hurt and Stamp is enough to smooth over any rough patches.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dan Lybarger
June 14, 2009
'The Hit' gives the great Terence Stamp what is arguably his best role.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 11, 2009
really more of an exploration of the disjunction between exteriors and interiors, and while some may find it slow-going, those who see it for what it is will find it an intriguing portrait of human nature
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Cabin
April 6, 2009
transmits an alien grip on atmosphere and tone that keeps one enthralled even as it ponders the very basis of being
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
All in all, a very palpable hit.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
These guys don't have to use guns. All they have to do is open their mouths and bore each other to death.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 29, 2004
The film is not as good as the Eric Clapton music in the background.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 1984
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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