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Hitman (2007)



Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 102
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 88

Hitman features the unfortunate combination of excessive violence, incoherent plot, and inane dialogue.


Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 23

Hitman features the unfortunate combination of excessive violence, incoherent plot, and inane dialogue.



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An international assassin known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) carries out high-profile hits for a mysterious organization known only as "The Agency" in this adaptation of the popular Eidos Interactive video-game series. Agent 47 is an elite, genetically engineered assassin who takes great pride in his work. His lethal grace, steady shot, and unparalleled precision have all served to make him one of the most sought-after assassins in the world. But when the killer without a conscience is


Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

Skip Woods

Mar 14, 2008


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All Critics (103) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (88) | DVD (17)

A thoroughly entertaining experience.

July 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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[An] occasionally laughable action-thriller.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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As far as it being a video game, I was in the theater and I was trying to work the remote control to close the curtains and turn the sound down.

December 3, 2007 | Comments (2)
Ebert & Roeper
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There's a cool opening credits sequence, but beyond that 'Hitman' doesn't make much sense, is encumbered by clunky dialogue, some amateurish performances and clichéd set-pieces we've seen umpteen times before.

November 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The only thing Hitman succeeds in doing is confirming what common sense could tell you without spending millions of dollars on a special-effects-filled movie: A series of novels is much richer source material than a series of video games.

November 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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If someone ran this guy through a scanner, the readout would say: "Mark down and stock in straight-to-video aisle."

November 24, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment (1)
New York Post
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Hitman the film is a conventional action thriller that seeks to do nothing more than entertain with an assortment of carnage and sex, at which it is moderately successful.

March 22, 2011 Full Review Source:

Awkwardly paced and muddled.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Olyphant faz o possível com um personagem unidimensional por natureza, mas o roteiro absurdo e a direção frágil de Gens, que parece acreditar que cortes rápidos substituem arcos narrativos, conferem ao filme um ar de produção feita para DVD.

April 11, 2009
Cinema em Cena

You should see this movie for the action and gunfights... oh, and for Olga Kurylenko.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Though stylishly shot and occasionally exciting, this adaptation of the popular video game can only go so far with its mindless violence and cardboard characters.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Screendaily

French director Xavier Gens keeps the action riveting and spectacular.

June 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An army of skinhead assassins in matching suits seems a bit conspicuous for an agency supposedly shrouded in secrecy.

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Only the deadpan delivery of Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47 enlivens the wooden dialogue of this collection of clichés masquerading as a silver-screen adaptation.

April 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A slick take on sniping, strangling, homicidal body doubles, and a seductive Moscow sex slave in distress, the property of a local baddie, whom the hero invites to tag along from inside his car trunk, don't ask.

March 19, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

...a better film than I was expecting, even if it doesn't do much beyond the ordinary.

March 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

47 doesn't even want the girl. What kind of action movie is this? A skippable one, ultimately.

March 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington City Paper | Comments (3)
Washington City Paper

Hitman is the oddest of action movies %u2014 a film all but devoid of action. Not satisfied with simply being another mindless video game adaptation, the film also forgets to be entertaining.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette | Comment (1)
Colorado Springs Gazette

There's a certain primitive simplicity to it, the editing is awkward in spots, and it derives from a game, but I flat-out enjoyed it.

February 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

Director Xavier Gens admirably tries his best with the material but he is failed by a sub-par script by Skip Woods.

February 8, 2008 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Hitman is inspired by a video game. That of course carries all sorts of baggage.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

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January 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

A mechanical series of violent set-pieces decorated with underdressed hotties. It's handsome but astonishingly dull and weirdly sexless, despite the aforementioned underdressed girls and frequent discussion of Nika's undergarments or lack thereof.

January 4, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Comments (2)
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Can a video game turn a movie into a hit, man? Maybe. But that doesn't mean that "Hitman" is far removed from its video game origins.

December 11, 2007 Full Review | Comments (2)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Hitman

April 21, 2013
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Super Reviewer

Hey, it's another girl with a dragon tattoo! What are the chances? Don't you think the bald heads with the barcodes shown off to the world are a bit obvious. All you need is one person to figure it out and this whole gang would be wiped out pronto. Pretty ridiculous -- although I did like the bit about the kids actually playing the video game in the hotel room. Some nice action, some poor story. Walter, if you're in the mood for a little intense killing, I'd check this one out.
February 20, 2012

Super Reviewer

This is actually OK, very true to the game ideas and not over the top, its actually quite smart, I did lose the plot abit near the end, plenty of double cross, agents and dark suits running around but its still quite good. The plot is the usual way you make a crappy idea or 'young peoples' based film seem intelligent, just add double cross of the main hero by his own and viola..instant confusion and apparent deep plot hehe but this was never gonna be intelligent.
The gun battles are good, look nice and do bring back memories of 'Leon', there is also no stupid John Woo slow-mo ballet crap haha or not too much anyway. Olyphant is a very good choice for the role, he has the movements of the computer game anti-hero to a tea and looks real.
Adding a female partner of sorts kinda messes with the lone hitman premise though, but Kurylenko is very cute. Its good and a surprise to be honest. Although the tatoo on the head still confuses me, surely he would be easy to spot with that target on the back of his head haha.
February 9, 2012

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    1. Nika Boronina: What color of underwear am I wearing?
    2. Agent 47: You're not wearing any underwear.
    – Submitted by Karthi K (24 months ago)
    1. Nika Boronina: What color of underwear am I wearing?
    2. Agent 47: You're not wearing any underwear.
    – Submitted by Ibraheem M (2 years ago)
    1. Agent 47: The place I was raised, they didn't give us names. They gave us numbers. Mine was 47.
    – Submitted by Sandeep H (2 years ago)
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