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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.


Laure Marsac
as Monique
J.C. Quinn
as Bascomb
Jack Conley
as Mr. Ish's Bodyguard
Arthur Senzy
as Peter Stillwell
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Critic Reviews for Hit Me

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

A bleak, rewarding film noir.

Full Review… | April 24, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2003
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2011

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

Full Review… | May 12, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Hit Me

So close but very far behind all the hard work wasted away with empty opportunity though i gotta say the ending was pretty shitty i was rooting for Sonny every step of the way i guess in the end he was just another pawn that would be used and paid less for his efforts overall i quite enjoyed the story and related to the hungry optimistic attitude of the film kudos to the cast and director

Antwan J. Jones
Antwan J. Jones

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An odd noir-like film that kept me interested throughout.


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M Sarki
M Sarki

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