Hit Me (2002)
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Hit Me is a film adaptation of Jim Thompson's crime novel, A Swell-Looking Babe. Sonny (Elias Koteas) lives with his retarded older brother, Leroy (Jay Leggett), and works very hard as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique (Laure Marsac) a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny delivers her room service order and finds her bleeding from the wrists. She and Del (Bruce Ramsay), a male prostitute, draw Sonny into a robbery scheme which quickly begins to unravel.
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Critic Reviews for Hit Me
Uncertain whether to aim for morbid satire or poignant character study, Hit Me hedges.
As the scam gets more complicated, and more deadly, Hit Me develops an unexpected emotional force.
Shainebrg's film lacks genuine suspense, erotic charge, or intriguing characters.
The story works best as a spoiler pouring ice water over those who think they can rise above their stations in life.
Hit Me delivers mounting tension, combining action scenes with trenchant episodes, adding up to captivating cinema.
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