The Assignment Reviews

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April 4, 2017
What an incredible missed opportunity Walter Hill's The Assignment turns out to be.
April 4, 2017
Calling it disappointing would be an understatement.
April 3, 2017
Reprehensible, yes, but it's also dull and inept. Fans of Walter Hill should treat his latest effort like the kind of car crash from which it's best to avert one's eyes.
April 2, 2017
Walter Hill and Michelle Rodriguez seem to share Frank's confusion over the precise difference between cosmetic and biological reality.
March 7, 2017
The Assignment is not so nave 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.
September 26, 2016
It's too clunky to be any kind of real provocation.
September 22, 2016
The film is far too dumb to cause any offense, except perhaps on good taste.
September 19, 2016
A misguided and derisible mess...
September 18, 2016
Politics of sex and gender aside, '(re)ASSIGNMENT' is junk.
September 16, 2016
Interesting premise but marred by a low-rent production. Sigourney Weaver makes it almost worth watching.
September 16, 2016
(re)Assignment is one hell of an ugly film and I'm not just talking about its grimy aesthetic.
September 15, 2016
The dialogue is about a dumb as you'll ever hear in a film, and the set-up isn't far behind, but overall (re)Assignment is actually pretty dull.
September 15, 2016
(re)ASSIGNMENT doesn't deserve to be as bland as it is, but that's the reality audiences will unfortunately live out.
Top Critic
September 14, 2016
For the work of a 74-year-old veteran director, the movie feels dispiritingly juvenile, more like the fantasy of a frightened boy than a film-making great.
September 12, 2016
Once the giddy critical pile-on and hate-watching settles down, the (justified) moral outrage that (re)Assignment tries to thwart will end up being the regrettable and forgettable film's only lasting legacy.
September 12, 2016
Should be sent back for its own experimental surgery.
September 12, 2016
A B-movie in which the b stands for bad, a film made with such staggering idiocy that it deserves to be studied by future generations for just how and why it ever got made.
September 12, 2016
Despite liberally quoting Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe, the screenplay is just not sharp enough to make the audience feel vindicated about dumbing down.
September 12, 2016
Gracelessly mashes together hardboiled crime-melodrama cliches and an unintentionally funny "Oh no! I'm a chick now!!" gender-change narrative hook.
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