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The Assignment (2017)

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Legendary director Walter Hill (The Warriors) gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he's not the man he thought he was-he's been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.

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Cast

Michelle Rodriguez
as Frank Kitchen / Tomboy
Tony Shalhoub
as Dr. Ralph Galen
Anthony LaPaglia
as Honest John Hartunian
Sigourney Weaver
as Dr. Rachel Kay
Ken Kirzinger
as Nurse Albert Becker
Darryl Quon
as Jin Tao
Adrian Hough
as Sebastian
Terry Chen
as Dr. Lin
Lauro Chartrand
as Cousin in Vegas
Chad Riley
as Merchado
Hugo Ateo
as Guzman
Jason Asuncion
as Hiram Ko (Dog Trainer)
Eltie Pearce
as Whitney
Lia Lam
as Asian Woman
Alex Zahara
as Vladimir Gorski
Paul Lazenby
as Bodyguard
Zak Santiago
as Edward Gonzalez
Paul McGillion
as Paul Wincott
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Critic Reviews for The Assignment

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

It's too clunky to be any kind of real provocation.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…
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For longtime fans of the filmmaker, this Canadian-made low-budget revenge yarn will be embraced as Hill's most entertaining and, on the terms it sets for itself, accomplished film in some time. It's an instant cult item.

September 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Gracelessly mashes together hardboiled crime-melodrama cliches and an unintentionally funny "Oh no! I'm a chick now!!" gender-change narrative hook.

September 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

The Assignment is not so naïve as to presume that "moral and political considerations" are irrelevant to its effect, but once you wrap your head around the premise the effect is more or less played out.

March 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Film Comment Magazine

The film is far too dumb to cause any offense, except perhaps on good taste.

September 22, 2016 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
The Playlist

A misguided and derisible mess...

September 19, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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