The Hit Reviews
The film locations were really pretty to look at given that it was filmed in Spain and it's countryside. The acting was great. Tim Roth's character was a devilish little apprentice and John Hurt's was this suave, cool-headed mobster. It made for a great contrast. This is practically a road trip movie, only nobody's friends and people are always getting hurt.
Anyways, the movie was really interesting. Something new for me in the whole mobster area of films. I'd recommend it.
It feels generic and boring. They always suggest something and never follow through with it.
The performances are the saving grace.
I will say it did have a few moments of amazing suspense, like the balcony scene, or the gas station scene. Very little violence for this kind of genre film can lead to a slow film, but watch it for the acting, not really the death toll.
The one thing that nixed a good half star from my review was that Stamp is so good and confident the whole time, you keep waiting for this man to pull out some tricks to get away...and the ending is very very very much a massive let down.
Kind of a crazy good Latino score as well.