Another Anti-Hero Movie with Plenty of Bloodshed
Release Date: November 21, 2007
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Dougray
Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert
Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen,
Michael Offei, and Henry Ian
Genre: Action Thriller
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 93 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Xavier Gens
Executive Producer: Janos Flosser
Producer: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Charles
Gordon and Adrian Askarieh
Writer: Skip Woods
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Peter Chernin, President/COO of The Fox Group
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
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Phone: (310) 369-1000
Agent 47 has been trained, since he was a small child, to be cold and calculating in everything he does. His life-long training and expertise, such as always keeping a weapon hidden somewhere nearby and never entering a room without planning his escape route, has helped him to become one of the absolute best at what he does.
However, after an assassination attempt on the Russian president goes awry, Agent 47 finds himself a target of the very agency who trained him. Trying to outsmart fellow assassins and trying to elude an Interpol agent hot on his trail, Agent 47 must also finish the job he set out to do: killing the Russian president. Adding to 47’s troubles is a beautiful young woman, Nika, who, like a prostitute, is owned by the Russian president. After he rescues her, she emotionally connects with Agent 47 and touches his life in a human way that the cold, calculating assassin could never have imagined.
HITMAN is an ultra-violent movie that, like most action films, relies heavily on plenty of gunplay and action imagery and not so heavily on story and plot. Although this movie has some interesting twists, the story is basic fare for this type of genre and even leaves out some information assuming that the audiences will make the imagination leap with the filmmakers. The director takes great care, however, in remaining true to the artistic imagery of the HITMAN videogame design, so fans of the game should be pleased. The movie, however, contains a lot of action violence, including some rather graphic fight sequences and shootout scenes, which most audiences will find excessive.
Even though there are some quick biblical references and some very light Christian elements, HITMAN contains some sexual content and nudity as well as strong foul language that media-wise audiences will find too gratuitous to be enjoyable.
HITMAN is an ultra-violent movie that, like most action films, relies heavily on lots of gunplay and action but not so heavily on story and plot. The director takes great care in remaining true to the artistic imagery of the videogame. Overall, however, the movie’s rather graphic fight sequences and shootouts, as well as some sexual content, explicit nudity and foul language, are excessive. Thus, HITMAN is not a worthwhile entertainment for media-wise audiences.