Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hitman (2007)

6.5/10 (too many cliché's killed it)

While I did enjoy this movie, I also found it hard to get into, difficult to find a place of suspended disbelief. When confronted with any movie of this genre I find myself instantly comparing it to “Leon” which is a very high standard to be held to. The action is great, the story is okay, the cliche agent on the ghost hitmans tail is quite annoying. The idea that a man trained to do nothing but kill his entire life, a man who seems to have no issues killing, would some how find it within his soul to watch over a girl, who is caught up in his world quite by chance, well that is just too hollywood for my liking! to sum up, great action, but seen it before in a bunch of other films.
I have played the game and as such I was very impressed by Timothy Olyphants performance, he had the character “47” down and did a great job!

The Plot:

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian FSB (The successor of the KGB). After one of his assassinations is botched, 47 sets out to find out who set him up. Along the way he encounters numerous other hitmen assigned to take him out.


Timothy Olyphant...Agent 47

Dougray Scott...Mike Whittier

Olga Kurylenko...Nika Boronina

Robert Knepper...Yuri Marklov

Ulrich Thomsen...President Mikhail Belicoff

Henry Ian Cusick...Udre Belicoff

Michael Offei...Jenkins

Christian Erickson...General Kormarov

Eriq Ebouaney...Bwana Ovie

Joe Sheridan...Captain Gudnayev

James Faulkner...Smith Jamison

Jean-Marc Bellu...Hitman #2

Nicky Naude...Hitman #3

Abdou Sagna...Hitman #4

Ilya Nikitenko...Hitman #5



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