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Hitman Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 18, 2008
You should see this movie for the action and gunfights... oh, and for Olga Kurylenko.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 16, 2008
A thoroughly entertaining experience.
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 19, 2008
French director Xavier Gens keeps the action riveting and spectacular.
Prairie Miller
March 19, 2008
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.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 20, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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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

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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 29, 2007
A bit po-faced and unremarkable; more outrageousness and humour would have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 21, 2007
Hitman stands right on the threshold between video games and art. On the wrong side of the threshold, but still, give it credit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
November 21, 2007
Rooted firmly on the positive side of good and dumb ... Whether you go for it or not may ultimately depend on your feelings about a movie that helpfully explains its locations with onscreen captions like "London: England" and "Moscow: Russia."
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 21, 2007
There's enough intelligence behind it that you don't feel you're just waiting to hit the reset button.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
November 21, 2007
It delivers top-notch action, dazzling gunplay and lots of fireworks. What more could we ask for?
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Awkwardly paced and muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 11, 2009
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
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.

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