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Hitman (2007)



Critic Consensus: Hitman features the unfortunate combination of excessive violence, incoherent plot, and inane dialogue.

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Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, the "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His hallmarks are a lethal grace, unwavering precision, and resolute pride in his work. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life of exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. Agent 47 is a mysterious and complex man of profound contradictions: He was bred from the world's deadliest criminals, but raised by an exiled brotherhood of the Church. His very existence seems to be a sin, but he wages a quiet war to rid the world of evil. He's brilliant, charismatic and charming--yet reveals little about himself, has no name and is known only by the last two digits of a barcode tattooed on the back of his head.

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Dougray Scott
as Mike Whittier
Olga Kurylenko
as Nika Boronina
Robert Knepper
as Yuri Marklov
Ulrich Thomsen
as President Mikhail Belicoff
Henry Ian Cusick
as Udre Belicoff
Christian Erickson
as Gen. Kormarov
Eriq Ebouaney
as Bwana Ovie
Joe Sheridan
as Captain Gudnayev
James Faulkner
as Smith Jamison
Jean-Marc Bellu
as Hitman No. 2
Nicky Naude
as Hitman No. 3
Abdou Sagna
as Hitman No. 4
Ilya Nikitenko
as Hitman No. 5
Loïc Molla
as Hitman #6
Youssef Diawara
as Hog-Tied Prisoner
Ancuta Radici
as The Sad Girl
Patrick Ligardes
as Another Buyer
Peter Hudson
as Mr. Price
Anca Radici
as Sad Girl
Cyril Guei
as Old SUV Leader
Ivan Yurukov
as Russian John
Maxim Genchev
as Yuri's Guy #3
Kamen Ivanov
as Russian Captain
Stefka Yanorova
as Belicoff's Wife
Yasmine Meddour
as Belicoff's Daughter
Iosis Shamli
as SWAT Team Leader #1
Desislava Bakardzhieva
as Female News Reporter
Paul Barrett
as Reporter #3
Viktoria Dimova
as Mike's Daughter - 8 Years
Svejen Ivanov Mladenov
as Russian Forensic
Paul Bandey
as Director McRay
Nikolay Valentinov Lukanov
as Swanky Restaurant Waiter #1
Boyko Boyanov
as SWAT Team Guy #3
Deyan Donkov
as Russian EMT
Assen Blatechki
as FSB Driver
Dobrin Dossev
as Clergyman
Vili Dimitrova
as Terrified Maid
Anatolli Nachev
as SWAT Team Guy #2
Blagovest Argirov
as Swanky Restaurant Waiter #2
Nikolay Stoyanov Ilchev
as Russian Soldier With Radio
Milko Marinov Milanov
as Interpol Driver
Elvis Delannay
as Leader Assistant
Dessislava Zidarova
as Belicoff's Whore
Atanas Srebrev
as News Correspondent
Samantha Timmerman
as Reporter #1
Patrick Albenque
as Reporter #2
Borislav Parvanov
as Young Agent 47
Hristo Neykov Neykov
as Video Game Player #1
Nikolay Milev
as Video Game Player #2
Emile Abossolo-M'bo
as General Ajunwa
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Critic Reviews for Hitman

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (24)

A thoroughly entertaining experience.

July 16, 2008 | Full Review…

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.

December 3, 2007

There's a cool opening credits sequence, but beyond that 'Hitman' doesn't make much sense, is encumbered by clunky dialogue, some amateurish performances and clichéd set-pieces we've seen umpteen times before.

November 29, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
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The only thing Hitman succeeds in doing is confirming what common sense could tell you without spending millions of dollars on a special-effects-filled movie: A series of novels is much richer source material than a series of video games.

November 26, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…

If someone ran this guy through a scanner, the readout would say: "Mark down and stock in straight-to-video aisle."

November 24, 2007 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

Massive illogic abounds throughout the video-game-based thriller Hitman, starting with the opening, which posits a mysterious organization 'so secret no one knows it exists,' even though it somehow maintains 'ties to every government.'

November 21, 2007 | Rating: D+

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Hey, it's another girl with a dragon tattoo! What are the chances? Don't you think the bald heads with the barcodes shown off to the world are a bit obvious. All you need is one person to figure it out and this whole gang would be wiped out pronto.

Pretty ridiculous -- although I did like the bit about the kids actually playing the video game in the hotel room. Some nice action, some poor story. Walter, if you're in the mood for a little intense killing, I'd check this one out.

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Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

This is actually OK, very true to the game ideas and not over the top, its actually quite smart, I did lose the plot abit near the end, plenty of double cross, agents and dark suits running around but its still quite good. The plot is the usual way you make a crappy idea or 'young peoples' based film seem intelligent, just add double cross of the main hero by his own and viola..instant confusion and apparent deep plot hehe but this was never gonna be intelligent. The gun battles are good, look nice and do bring back memories of 'Leon', there is also no stupid John Woo slow-mo ballet crap haha or not too much anyway. Olyphant is a very good choice for the role, he has the movements of the computer game anti-hero to a tea and looks real. Adding a female partner of sorts kinda messes with the lone hitman premise though, but Kurylenko is very cute. Its good and a surprise to be honest. Although the tatoo on the head still confuses me, surely he would be easy to spot with that target on the back of his head haha.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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