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Hitman Reviews

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 7, 2007
The title is probably misspelt -- there should be an S in front.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2007
Olyphant kinda looks lika a cancer patient
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 4, 2007
For what it is --- a fast-paced, violent thriller, based on a video game, of all things --- it's actually entertaining.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 4, 2007
For some reason unknown to man or film criticism, Jeanne found this highly entertaining.
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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 3, 2007
...the very premise -- "elusive" killers walking around with shaved heads and barcode tattoos -- is idiotic on its face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 3, 2007
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.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
December 1, 2007
Though stylish shot and occasionally exciting in its frenetically-edited action sequences, this adaptation of the popular video game can only go so far with its mindless violence until cardboard characters and a dull plot snuff out the momentum.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 1, 2007
One of those rare, so-bad-it's-good shoot-'em-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 30, 2007
Fans of the video game on which this film is based may get a kick out of the cinematic treatment, but even these low level kicks will be tempered by the film's failure to articulate its main plot points or to create characters we care about.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 30, 2007
Hitman's performances outclass the film's video-game origins. These are credible characters, not video drones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
November 30, 2007
The film's target audience - dummies everywhere - will be blown away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Independent (UK)
November 30, 2007
It's based on a computer game, Hitman (see what they did with that title?), though even when it reaches maximum velocity, it's still panting behind The Bourne Ultimatum for style and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
November 30, 2007
Rubbish, of course, but some teenage boys love this stuff. Don't rule out sequels.
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
November 30, 2007
This film is like watching the actual game played by someone with slow reactions. That's not much of a spectator sport.

Sun Online
November 30, 2007
Obviously made to appeal to the computer game's fans, it still begs the question: How does a film with this level of violence get a certificate of 15?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
November 30, 2007
Xavier Gens should have stuck to making music videos rather than inflict his goldfish-like attention-span on cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
November 30, 2007
It might just be one of the best videogame adaptations ever made, which isn't saying much. It could also be the film of the week which, come to think of it, isn't saying much either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2007
Yet another depressing confirmation of the inability of filmmakers to turn decent videogames into decent films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 29, 2007
The movie isn't bad; it's just all too familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
November 29, 2007
A soulless, slackly directed, suspense-free exercise in misanthropy packed with unconvincing stereotypes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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