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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A bleak, rewarding film noir.

Apr 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As the scam gets more complicated, and more deadly, Hit Me develops an unexpected emotional force.

Apr 24, 2003 | Full Review…

Uncertain whether to aim for morbid satire or poignant character study, Hit Me hedges.

Apr 24, 2003 | Full Review…

Shainebrg's film lacks genuine suspense, erotic charge, or intriguing characters.

Jul 6, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The story works best as a spoiler pouring ice water over those who think they can rise above their stations in life.

May 12, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Hit Me delivers mounting tension, combining action scenes with trenchant episodes, adding up to captivating cinema.

Apr 24, 2003 | Full Review…

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