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Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47

Your Number is Up.Aug. 20, 2015 USA96 Min.R
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Zachary Quinto isJohn Smith
John Smith
Rolf Kanies isDr. Delriego
Dr. Delriego
Mona Pirzad isKatia's Mother
Katia's Mother
William E. Morris isSurveillance Tech
Surveillance Tech


An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Hitman: Agent 47
Original titleHitman: Agent 47
IMDb Rating5.7 70,711 votes
TMDb Rating5.5 1008 votes

(175) comments

  • kristian-eloluoto-220-723640August 18, 2015Reply

    Another miss

    Hit-man games has been inspired and entertained me so many times. In
    this sneaking franchise, there are many, many possibilities to do
    superior thriller moments.

    The first Hit-man-movie (2007) was big disappointment. The new… is

    Every character are flat, action is boring and all the greatest and
    coolest stunts are made in computer! Why? God, why? CGI is cool when
    done right, but in these car accidents and jump stunts there are no
    reason to be rendered 3D-graphics. It should done real, like in 1990’s.

    There is something good though – the blood looks good and Hannah Ware
    has nice boobies.

  • moviexclusiveAugust 19, 2015Reply

    Loud, dumb but executed with enough flair and momentum not to bore, this ‘Hitman’ reboot is a passable diversion

    Anyone who’s ever harboured the dream of seeing Singapore feature
    prominently in a Hollywood movie will certainly be pleased with
    ‘Hitman: Agent 47”, which features iconic landmarks such as Gardens by
    the Bay and Marina South in their full glory. A pivotal supporting
    character is seen admiring the orchids in the Gardens’ Cloud Forest
    dome, before taking a stroll along the OCBC Skyway. The headquarters of
    a sinister group known as the Syndicate Organisation is situated right
    in the heart of Marina South, against the backdrop of the Marina Bay
    Financial Centre and Asia Square towers. And last but not least, there
    is even a full-scale shootout in broad daylight along downtown Robinson
    Road, which probably has never seen and will never see as many Comfort
    taxis at the same time.

    We’re not sure what it took to convince the producers and filmmakers of
    this video game adaptation to bring part of the production here, but
    hey it is one of the few thrills in an otherwise loud and dumb action
    thriller. To be frank, we weren’t expecting much from this reboot of
    the earlier EuropaCorp film starring Timothy Olyphant in the titular
    role of a chrome-domed, genetically engineered, emotionless contract
    killer from not so far back in 2007; after all, if there is one
    demographic that it would try to please, it is the video-gamers who
    adore stepping into the shoes of the cold-blooded assassin to kill off
    his enemies while wrecking maximum carnage in the process, which was
    probably in the one-line brief that Fox gave to veteran commercials
    director Aleksander Bach here.

    Hamstrung by a muddled script by Skip Woods (who also wrote the earlier
    ‘Hitman’ movie) and Michael Finch, Bach falls back on a breakneck
    pacing and flashy visuals to gloss over the film’s obvious storytelling
    flaws. Yes, despite an intriguing first half-hour that teases the
    characters’ motivations, the rest of the film is unfortunately as
    straight-forward as it gets in plotting the cat- and-mouse game between
    Katia (Hannah Ware) and a certain John Smith (Zachary Quinto)
    dispatched by Syndicate HQ. Katia is the crucial link to the Agent
    programme’s lead scientist Dr. Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds), whom the
    Syndicate’s head honcho Le Clerq (Thomas Kretschmann) needs to restart
    the programme. Another organisation however has sent Rupert Friend’s
    Agent 47 to prevent Katia from falling into the hands of the Syndicate,
    though it isn’t quite clear what they want from her.

    The less you think about the plot, the more you are likely to enjoy the
    visceral pleasures that the film offers. True to the spirit of its
    source material, the action here is brutal and pulsating, with heads
    blown off, bodies sucked into giant jet engines, limbs slashed and
    blood basically splattering everywhere (and for those who are
    wondering, much of the bloodletting takes place in interiors rather
    than exteriors, so don’t get your hopes up about seeing all that
    happening along our streets). Bach choreographs and executes the action
    with gory flair, and fans of the IO Interactive game will be glad to
    know that he makes the effort to retain its aesthetics.

    Yet no matter how diverting the shootouts or fisticuffs may be, there
    is no hiding the fact that the characters are under-written. Though
    Friend makes for a surprisingly good Agent 47 – and we are not just
    talking about his looks – the actor best known for his supporting part
    in ‘Homeland’ is shortchanged by the script’s reluctance to develop
    fully the theme of choice versus blind obedience. Ware makes a
    sufficiently harried female protagonist, but Quinto is utterly wasted
    in a role that doesn’t quite know what to do with him after it is
    revealed that he is actually working for the Syndicate. Veterans Hinds
    and Kretschmann have even more limited roles, but their natural
    gravitas elevates their presence just ever so slightly.

    Of course, you’ll probably should not expect a film like ‘Hitman: Agent
    47’ to be moulded on an intricate plot or deep characters, and true
    enough, it isn’t. Rather, it takes its action seriously, which is what
    its target demographic is likely to assess it on anyways – and in that
    regard, it succeeds as a fast-paced thrill ride all right, even though
    it is equally mind-numbing. That said, there is greater relish watching
    some of the action unfold in our very own backyard, no matter that the
    reasoning for re-locating the action from Berlin to Singapore midway
    through the film is tenuous at best, and the novelty in watching the
    sights we are familiar with within a big-budget Hollywood action
    thriller makes it slightly more enjoyable.

  • www.ramascreen.comAugust 19, 2015Reply

    Not that bad

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  • j-lindsay-sensAugust 20, 2015Reply

    Not that good, with a massive plot hole at the end

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  • prospectus_capricorniumAugust 20, 2015Reply

    A Disappointing Miss

    Hit-man: Agent 47 teems with spectacularly choreographed action scenes,
    so real looking you would think you are actually watching a real video
    game, like the one the film’s based upon. But you can’t expect more
    than that. Outside the territory of its gore explosiveness and visual
    intensity, stretches bare ground of pure dumbness, of pointless
    narrative entanglements, that is more often bereft of sense and
    tension, you probably wouldn’t care to follow. It’s ironic, really,
    when the film itself suits itself as a complex one, but barely
    constructs a coherent storyline to make us drawn and interested. It’s
    an effort to lay groundworks for supposedly incoming conflicts and
    answers, but the thinly-structured backstories, more often than not,
    mess up during the process.

    The narrative is complex. That’s probably what first time director,
    Alexandre Bach, and his team of writers, want to claim. That’s one easy
    thing to justify when you’ve stuffed your storyline with bunch of
    needless, if not poorly-structured expositories, but looking at it as a
    whole, it’s basically just about a genetically-engineered assassin
    trying to stop a malevolent organization from making more killing
    machines like him. This involves going after a girl named Katia (Hannah
    Ware), who is actually the daughter of our hero’s creator. In pursuit
    of her, is Agent 47(Rupert Friend), the last and perfect, of his kind,
    and John Smith (Zachary Quinto) of the international criminal
    organization, Syndicate International (nope, not the one we heard in
    Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible). Katia, herself, has been trying to
    locate her father, and that’s exactly the information the ‘Syndicate’
    hopes to get from her, so they could resume creating more of Agent 47’s
    kind, a dream only Katia’s father could help them fulfill.

    Once the adrenaline picks up, deadly cat and mouse chases follow, and
    explosive breath-takingly executed fight setpieces roll out like
    dominoes, as if nothing can’t stop them.’Hit-man’ works fine with this
    set up, and those who only look for action of such seismic scale,
    should get satisfied, but for a film that actually seems to aim
    achievements far beyond just perfectly-choreographed violence and
    visually explosive setpieces, this film is a misfire.

  • olinn85August 20, 2015Reply

    Poorly written misguided attempt at pleasing gaming fan boys

    I was pretty excited to see Hit-man 47, I thought they would learn from
    their mistakes with the previous film and build upon what was good
    about it and do something better.

    The movie starts with a bang for the first ~ 20 minutes, and what could
    have possibly been exciting scenes where 47 disposes of a large group
    of assailants, was so utterly boring that I’m pretty sure my heartbeat
    actually slowed instead of increased.

    But what came next was even worse, the dialog in the movie was so
    horribly wooden that I just can’t believe this script was green

    The movie was filled with nods to the video games, obviously trying to
    win over the gaming crowd (which I’m one of), however the movie is just
    plain bad.

    I actually enjoyed the first Hit-man movie to some extent, but dear
    god, stay away from this flaming pile of dung.

  • phd_travelAugust 20, 2015Reply

    A lot of action but the story is bad

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  • GoneWithTheTwinsAugust 20, 2015Reply

    The strong focus on a single purpose – violent action scenes – is unwavering, but the entertainment value from such a narrow vision is minimal.

    ”Hitman: Agent 47” opts for obvious style over effective substance,
    which might have partially worked through its turbulent editing and
    mile-a-minute pacing. But brief moments of artistry ultimately fail to
    mask inferior special effects and the lack of an original plot. Any
    audience versed in even a meager sampling of the past decade’s action
    movies will find nothing exceptional about this 2015 reboot. In fact,
    the addition of generic science-fiction elements subtracts from any
    suspense the film musters during its regular, violent clashes between
    heroes and villains. Medically heightened premonition and bulletproof
    skin are attributes not only inconsistent with the source material, but
    also unmanageable components that further distance the screen
    adaptation from both reality and credibility.

    Growing up with enhanced senses and precognitive abilities, Katia van
    Dees (Hannah Ware) searches ceaselessly for the man responsible for her
    condition, even though she can’t remember his identity. As her
    investigation draws her nearer to the mysterious figure, she’s
    confronted by an employee of Syndicate International, John Smith
    (Zachary Quinto), who claims he’s the only one that can protect her
    from a highly skilled assassin, dubbed Agent 47 (Rupert Friend),
    currently honing in on her location. As the dispassionate killer
    continues his onslaught, Katia must decide whom to trust if she hopes
    to live long enough to uncover the answers she seeks.

    Just from the opening title graphics, it’s immediately apparent that
    the derivativeness of ”Hitman: Agent 47” will be extreme. From the
    tired editing styles to the ”Mission: Impossible” technology always at
    the ready, this is an enormously unnecessary exercise in reinvigorating
    a franchise that never had much potential in the first place – and in
    squeezing thrills from the most generic of concepts. A stone-faced
    killer devoid of all emotion and human attachments has never inspired a
    riveting cinematic enterprise, even when done with better precision and
    sharper scripting. Humanity is an essential component to any plot
    involving mercenaries as protagonists; 47’s monotonous emotionlessness
    never allows for viewer sympathy, permanently condemning the lead to
    general disregard.

    Some of the cinematography isn’t half bad (an aerial shot of a clean
    white staircase being splattered by bright red blood is a stunning but
    rare artistic moment in an otherwise routine series of frames), a few
    stunts are amusing, and Marco Beltrami’s score is appropriate. But the
    fight choreography tries desperately (and futilely) to be cool,
    ignoring the awe that could have been exhilaratingly created through
    careful timing and clever subtleties. This movie has none of those
    notions, choosing instead to engage in abrasive heists of ideas from
    other actioners, including ”The Terminator,” ”The Matrix,” and even
    ”Watchmen.” There are also the clichéd, obligatory uses of contrived
    science (like biogenetics experimentations, the engineering of human
    genes for survival programming, or the phrase ”playing God”), frequent
    location changes for the sake of swarms of gunmen to descend on
    underequipped heroes, and an important map full of clippings, notes,
    drawings, and photos that can be scanned by ally and foe alike to
    reveal key locations.

    The strong focus on a single purpose – violent action scenes – is
    unwavering, but the entertainment value from such a narrow vision is
    minimal. Furthermore, when superhuman attributes are bestowed on
    characters existing in the real world, the film loses all its
    legitimacy. Unrealistic cognition is somewhat forgivable, but instantly
    regenerating skin and extrasensory perception are woefully mismatched
    for a hit-man picture – especially because elite assassins are
    established conventions that work well in the realm of crime thrillers,
    certainly without the use of specific definitions (particularly sci-fi)
    for their training and origins.

  • steve beard ([email protected])August 21, 2015Reply

    Mindless Action/Little Plot

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  • subxerogravityAugust 21, 2015Reply

    Very bland. Could have been better if the trailer did not ruin it for me.

    Like drinking Kool Aid without sugar.

    The only thing I knew about Hit-man: Agent 47 is that it’s based on the
    video game which I have played a few times, is the squeal to a movie so
    bad, I’ve only seen once and what the trailer showed me which was

    If you see the trailer than you know everything about the movie. The
    entire plot and all the twist and turns are actually in the trailer
    which makes no sense.

    That should not bother me that much after all it’s an action movie. You
    can forgive the trailer telling the whole story of the movie if the
    action was tight.

    It was not. It was like Agent 47 was trying to shoot me from a foot
    away while I was standing still, and missed every time. Well, to be
    fair, not every time. Agent 47 had one or two ”oh snap” moments, but
    considering the movie was littered with what was suppose to be super
    cool stylish action sequences, one or two is not gonna cut it.

    Zachary Quito was pretty cool in this movie. Makes me feel bad that
    this is all he could get after Star Trek. Although I have to say I’ve
    seen him do better battle scenes as Mr. Spock than I’ve seen with this

    So, Agent 47 could have been a more Sci-fi driven, superhero influenced
    Taken, but it’s not worthy to lick Liam Neeson boots

    Catch it on Netflix if there is nothing else to watch.

  • quincytheodoreAugust 21, 2015Reply

    Underneath the disguise of flashy cinematic and noise effects, Hit-man: Agent 47 is sadly, still a misfire of corny script and abysmal plot.

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  • tabunoAugust 21, 2015Reply

    An Improvement on the Spy/Sci Fi Genre

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  • Shaun Redfern (sarlyrical)August 21, 2015Reply

    Gotta Love ‘Critics’ these days?

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  • peggyatthemoviesAugust 21, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 47 – hit or miss?

    The stunning Rupert Friend explodes onto the screen here as ”Agent 47”
    – one of a numbered group of genetically DNA engineered ‘Hitman’ from
    the popular video game giving a second try at a film franchise here.
    Hannah Ware plays Katia van Dees, the daughter of a missing scientist
    Dr. Litvenko (Ciarán Hinds) who back in the 1960’s was responsible for
    creating a super-soldier program that brought Agent 47, and at least 46
    other deadly assassins into the world. Syndicate International, one of
    those typical diabolical organizations that always seem to exist, run
    by Le Clerq (Thomas Kretschmann) wants Katia’s father as they think he
    holds the secrets to making more. Agent 47’s employers want her dead.

    Zachary Quinto’s aptly named character John Smith – who’s name pun you
    will understand when watching.. seems not to really fit his part in the
    beginning..after a few decent plot twists in his favour he turns it
    around and pulls his character off. He after all is also an ‘agent’ in
    a sense with a pretty neat change up of DNA in him.

    Along with a bland storyline and too many plot holes to count or even
    care about, the films plus side is in if there is one demographic that
    it would try to please, it’s obvious that aim is for 15-20 yr olds
    video-gamers who live for hours stepping into this world of CGI-done
    assassins killing off his enemies while wreaking maximum havoc in the
    process. And oh..the blood looks good. I’m serious it really does.

    Friend as Agent 47, is a killing machine fighting other killing
    machines with whom I’d thought that we’d seen every imaginable killing
    stunt – but this film truly does become imaginative in that area and
    comes up with some doozies I’d think the likes of us haven’t even
    dreamed up.

    In the end, we do have a few surprise twists but there is no spark of
    life is to be found in a few of the characters most disappointingly in
    Ware, whose Katia is meant to be the supposed emotional linchpin of the
    enterprise. We’ve seen Friend do the cold and calculating before as
    Peter Quinn on Homeland where he actually scares us at times. The same
    goes here, American accent included. They have a few moments of mild
    playfulness mostly that Friend tries half heartedly to inject in their
    partnership without much success.

    And of course what would the ending be if not to give us a little after
    name credits roll – scene of what is to come. And for the third time in
    a month, I’m seeing in that teaser scene what will probably be a better
    sequel than original.

    End note: Paul Walker was scheduled to play Agent 47 and due to his
    untimely and tragic passing, Rupert Friend stepped in. RIP Paul

    Grade: C- @pegsatthemovies

  • swillikyAugust 21, 2015Reply

    Another Poor Video Game Movie

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  • De PhyglenautAugust 22, 2015Reply


    Went to this not knowing anything about the video game, previous films,

    It was pretty decent. Nothing earth shattering or monumental, but
    competently done and a pretty decent action movie overall.

    I gave it 6 out of 10 as I felt it was slightly above average.

    There were a few scenes where the actors didn’t quite maintain their
    characters, but the directing / editing covered it up pretty well.

    Pretty good action sequences and special effects. It is quite bloody
    and graphic with a lot of killing, so if that sort of thing bothers,
    then you might want to think twice.

    The plot and character development are average, but at least this film
    does have a plot and does attempt character development which is more
    than I can say for most films these days so . . .

    Overall, decent.

  • Christian WindeckAugust 22, 2015Reply

    A action movie with lots of gun action that has nothing to do with the game series

    Those who know the game series will miss the real Hit-man in this
    movie. Hit-man in the games is someone who assassinates, make kills
    look like accidents and who searches secret paths to get himself a

    The movie however is just another action movie with a not so
    interesting story. The movie features lots of gun action, but nothing
    special we have not seen in other movies before.

    There are a few fun scenes when shot enemies fall from catwalks but the
    most spectacular parts are already given away by the trailer.

    The story is put into the background a lot and the actual enemy of
    Hit-man and Katia seems to be playing a guest role and is not a just
    worthy antagonist.

    All in all this is a nice action movie that lacks story and tension.

  • Brian Hill ([email protected])August 22, 2015Reply

    Terrible, Terrible, Terrible!

    I have been a fan of the Hit-man games for a long time, and this movie
    is absolutely awful.

    The actor who played Agent 47 is terrible. The story is awful. The
    character of Agent 47 was the complete opposite of the character in the

    In the games, Agent 47 is methodical, stealthy and calculated. In this
    movie, the character throws all of that out the window and turns the
    movie into a typical shoot ’em up. So much terribleness. The first
    Hit-man movie is much better.

    This movie is so bad that all comments on the Facebook page are
    positive, only because all negative comments get quickly deleted. Some
    people have even had the audacity to say that this movie stays true to
    the games. Other than the title and Agent 47’s suit, nothing. Terrible!
    Save your money.

  • coljam21August 23, 2015Reply

    Meh……….Alright I guess

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  • jvg37August 23, 2015Reply

    They just can’t get Hit-man right

    I saw Agent 47 last night and my reaction was meh at best. I am
    assuming the people who have made the Hit-man movies never actually
    played the game, or chose to use the tired Hollywood formula instead of
    creating a worthy adaptation! In the game, 47 is a cold-blooded
    ruthless assassin without feelings or morals. He receives his
    assignments and executes them flawlessly. He doesn’t warm up to clichéd
    female characters, he doesn’t attempt to justify why he is doing what
    he does, and he doesn’t carry human baggage. He is supposed to be
    stealthy, sneaky, and efficient. Instead, Hollywood attempts to make
    him the Jason Bourne of the assassin world, which strays too far from
    the source material. Until Hollywood realizes that not EVERY movie has
    to contain an empowered female character and a moral justification for
    the anti-hero’s actions — we will continue to get substandard
    productions such as this. This movie has its entertaining moments, but
    fall far short of being an actual Hit-man film and ends up being a
    mindless B-Movie at best.

  • nick-sultanaAugust 23, 2015Reply

    A Better Attempt But Not Quite There

    When it comes to movies based on popular videogames, a majority of them
    intend to fail and get the fanboys of the game source to rave and rant
    on what’s wrong with it and question why it was made. In this scenario,
    Hit-man: Agent 47 does stand somewhere near there, but it does improve
    on its 2nd attempt to bring the ‘silent assassin’ on screen in the best
    way possible.

    The film follows an assassin known only as Agent 47 (played by a great
    and bald Rupert Friend) who seems to team up with a woman named Hanna
    (Hannah Ware) to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of
    her ancestry. Together, they aim to take down the leader of Syndicate
    International, a terrorist group who is aiming to discover and create
    more deadly hit-man that process Hannah’s unique ability and are more
    deadly than the assassin himself.

    What makes Agent 47 so redeemable is the fact that it tries to improve
    on its plot and following the game source material than what the 2007
    adaptation did (not to mention that the casting of Timothy Olyphant is
    mixed for me), it may not have done its 100% faithfulness to be label
    how game-to-movies are made but it’s better than what most people say.
    The plot itself stays simple and is a no brainer to follow what’s
    happening, but I did feel that the movie itself ran smoothly and kept
    pace in strong hold but the 96 minute running time is still considered
    short for my tastes (hopefully in future there will be an extended cut
    of the film that could help bring the film longer).

    The casting range here may or may not seem recognisable but the cast do
    put on their best performance roles, Rupert Friend (from TV’s Homeland)
    suits better as Agent 47 than what Olyphant’s take did. Agent 47 is
    pretty much an emotionless, ruthless and yet cunning like in the game
    and Friend sticks close to that with good results. Ware makes a good
    impression as the female lead, playing a character that is searching
    for not only her past but embracing the future ahead as she learns more
    about her ‘unique’ side. Zachary Quninto plays a decent role as well
    though other reviewers say that his role was wasted, I won’t give away
    too much but he does give his best on-screen role that’s not a waste.

    Pros: + Better plot than the previous film + Great performances from
    Friend, Ware and Quinto + Fun and well-set action pieces that are
    structured much well better than the first film

    Cons: – Short running time, I would have loved to seen the film go
    longer and see itself expand into something unique- CGI may be clearly
    noticeable in some of the action set pieces

    OVERALL: Hit-man: Agent 47 is a better but not yet best game to movie
    adaptation to surface in years, Arming itself with a great choice of
    casting, direction, plot and action, the film is a worthy watch on a
    lazy afternoon and it’s a ‘leave the brain at the door’ so you can’t
    take it to be full-on serious.

  • tbmeAugust 23, 2015Reply

    Judge for Yourself. I did and I loved it.

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  • stosicpavleAugust 23, 2015Reply

    The lead actor…

    One thing that bugs me more than any other about this film is the
    choice of the lead actor. He looks more like poor man’s Orlando Bloom,
    and less like Agent 47 from the video game. IMHO he doesn’t look
    convincing enough to play this role. He looks too skinny to be an
    engineered human being, bred for one purpose, to be a killing machine
    (just shaving some actors head doesn’t make him an Agent 47). Wouldn’t
    all those years of physical training be visible on his physique? Maybe
    I’m wrong, and he was bred for stamina rather than strength. The action
    scenes are very well done with some genuine WOW moments, but the story
    feels too generic, and plagued with the same problems like the first
    attempt on turning this video game into a movie (they just had to have
    a woman as his sidekick again!!!). If you expect a good action flick,
    you will be satisfied, but if you are a video game fan, this just won’t
    do it for you, as it didn’t do it for me.

  • FallsDownzAugust 23, 2015Reply

    Not Hitting Anything

    Sigh…. here we go again with movie that original from video games ,
    well i think a lot of people probably already know that most of these
    movie sucks like really bad and Hit-man: Agent 47 is not an exception.

    Despite the movie original from a famous game ”Hitman” which uses
    stealth a lot , the movie just full on mindless blowing stuff action
    movie and that’s like i don’t know what’s going on anymore

    Actually if you change this movie to any others name you will probably
    don’t even know that it’s original from a video games since almost 100%
    of this movie is just another loud dump stupid cliché action movie that
    delivers nothing new at all.

    And for icing on the cake is the characters in this movie , while the
    bad guy are always stupid dump talking too much miss every single
    bullet , our main characters the agent himself is just like a god he
    can basically 1 – 50 easily without any effort and that just make the
    movie kind a boring since their are no threats to the main characters
    what so ever.

    Overall it’s still WATCHABLE it’s not completely garbage like someone
    might say but it’s not good or even mediocre either , just to think
    that Warcraft and Assassin’s creed comes next year makes me wonder ,if
    those two movie failed what will happen next in these movie genre ?

  • DarkVulcan29 ([email protected])August 24, 2015Reply

    I liked it for what it was

    The video game based plot comes to the big screen for the second time
    in a reboot, the first one that came out in 2007, which was okay. I’ll
    admit I never played the game.

    The plot seems nearly similar to Wanted(2008), action scenes are pretty
    well done, the film is shot in a film noir like style. Rupert Friend
    plays Hit-man Agent 47 as basically a human terminator, he does play it
    well I must say. Everybody else plays there parts pretty well. There
    are some surprises in some corners. But the film itself is enjoyable
    for it’s action and nothing more. In a film like this you have to
    suspend a little dis believe, I never take it seriously, I liked it
    better then the last Hit-man movie.

  • RforFilmAugust 24, 2015Reply

    With not much of a target, Hit-man: Agent 47 still misfires

    The trouble with any kind of adaptation into film is that they’re
    trying to take something that was perfectly suited for one medium and
    make it into something else. That’s not to say that it’s a bad idea, as
    many adaptation figure out what needs to change in order for a film
    representation to work. No one can tell an entire life story, so a
    biography needs to pick and choose which parts are important. A novel’s
    pacing needs to be sped up in order to feel like a journey we’re
    observing rather then reading about. So why are video games such a
    tough nut to crack?

    The leading answer has to do with out main protagonist. At least in a
    biography or novel, we still have a fully established character that
    with the right actor can work in film format. A video game character
    may have some personality traits, but the idea is that YOU are the
    star. YOU’RE the one killing bad guys and saving the princess. Hit-man
    is a prime example of an empty shell that you take control of rather
    then watch for one’s personal journey. After getting a film adaptation
    in 2009, Hit-man: Agent 47 gets another shot at a cinematic adventure.

    In the heart of the Ukraine, a secret lab has been set that takes
    children and alters their genes in order to make them the ultimate
    killing machines. Gone are pain and most emotion in place of enhanced
    fighting skills and gunmanship. They are without names, but numbers
    that are forever implanted with a barcode in the back of their heads.

    One successful agent is 47 (played by Rupert Friend), who in in Berlin
    tracking a young woman. She is Katia Van Dees (played by Hannah Ware)
    who herself is looking for a man she remembers, but doesn’t even know
    who he is.

    47 tracks her in Berlin where he prepares to encounter her. Just as
    he’s getting closer, a CIA agent John Smith (played by Zachary Quinto)
    find her first and gets her away from the hit-man ala Terminator
    fashion. They try heading to the American embassy, but 47 gets inside
    and continues his hunt for the young woman. Just as Katia makes it to
    safety, she starts to sense uneasiness with John Smith and learns that
    47 wants to keep her safe rather then kill her. He too has been looking
    for the same man and all traces lead to Singapore.

    The idea of Hit-man has some potential as a film series. None of that
    is visible in Hit-man: Agent 47. I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve
    never played the games, barley remember the original movie, and am not
    even sure if there’s still an audience wanting a Hit-man movie. I guess
    I got what I expected, which was a mindless, action-spy thriller of
    sorts. I just don’t know what Fox had in mind. Parts of the movie want
    to be a senseless, run and gun feature or an intriguing dive into the
    corruption of a mad scientist’s experiment.

    Hit-man: Agent 47 tries to meet halfway in the middle, coming out more
    like a Michael Bay film. I’ll give it credit for at least being short,
    but that still can be a drag given that none of the actors offer much.
    I can understand Rupert Friend not having emotion, but I was surprised
    by how bland everyone else came out. How do you make the same guy who
    gave Spok on Star Trek new life emptiness? By putting him in this
    movie. I wasn’t mad or even that disappointed with Hit-man: Agent 47 as
    this film only exists to fill in future space on cable television rainy

    I’ll give this three barcode tattoos out of ten. Had the story been
    more crazy or even had bad actors, I would have felt more ripped off,
    but at the most, the movie is simply bland. I’d say check it out if
    you’re a fan of the game, but most people will be scratching their
    heads wondering if this is still relevant.

  • jolonoAugust 25, 2015Reply

    Many thanks to 20th Century Fox For This Great Movie.

    American-German action film directed by Aleksander Bach and written by
    Skip Woods (who also wrote the original Hit-man film) and Michael
    Finch. It is based on the Hit-man video game series, developed by IO
    Interactive, and its main character, a mysterious assassin known only
    as Agent 47. The film stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto,
    Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, and Angelababy.

    The plot of the movie focuses about an assassin who teams up with a
    woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her
    ancestry. Together, they aim to take down the leader of Syndicate
    International, a terrorist group based in Singapore.

    Believe me from start to finish this movie was Absolutely Breathtaking.

    Finally,I gotta thank 20th Century Fox For This Great And Must See

  • michaelhirakidaAugust 25, 2015Reply

    A Film So Bad It’s Hilariously Enjoyable

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  • charlie_the_cat_pookaAugust 25, 2015Reply

    Much much better than I expected

    I’ll be honest, I didn’t go into this movie expecting much. I’m not a
    big fan of the Hit-man franchise because I’ve always been a
    story-orientated player and the idea of playing a seemingly static
    character like 47 never appealed to me. Since seeing this movie, I’ve
    done some research and found out my initial opinion of the franchise
    was wrong and I should probably give the games a chance.

    Rupert Friend does an excellent job as Agent 47, capturing a man who is
    stoic and seemingly emotionless but also a liar. One of the cool
    elements of the movie is you can never tell if 47 is genuinely opening
    up to Katia (Hannah Price) about his feelings or whether he’s just
    trying to manipulate her. Given he’s contrasted, directly, against John
    Smith (Zachary Quinto) who does the exact same thing, it leaves the
    viewer with an interesting conundrum as to whether anything they’re
    seeing from them is true. This is a cunning and cerebral 47 who knows
    exactly what he needs to do in order to get his target.

    The action scenes are, of course, the only reason anyone should go see
    this movie and they don’t disappoint. They’re silly, awesome, fun, and
    bloody. Agent 47 can do the John Woo guns akimbo thing with the best of
    them but he’s also capable of taking down people with piano wire or
    shoving them into plane engines. None of them make a damn bit of sense
    in the real world but, honestly, who cares? This isn’t the real world.
    This is the world where the Syndicate and ICA are dueling over a
    cloning project’s future despite having cyborg super-soldiers at their
    beck and call.

    I’m not a believer that big, dumb action movies are automatically
    forgiven for being dumb. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big,
    intelligent action movie for instance. However, I do think Hit-man is a
    big, silly action movie, which is something else entirely. It also
    benefits from a re-watch, yes I saw it twice, because 47’s motivations
    are consistent throughout the movie but hidden from the viewer. I would
    very much be willing to watch another installment of this franchise
    with the same cast and hope it does well at the box office.

  • bigcd57August 26, 2015Reply

    Not the best but still good

    So OK I went to see this not exactly knowing what to expect from it
    never saw the first movie didn’t play the games and it had terrible
    reviewes so I just finally took Kaye time to watch it and it was really
    no as bad as most reviews have Sayed it was not like the bet but was
    still not be worst i have seen better action sequels this year but I
    enjoyed the action the plot and was fun for the time to exscape the
    real world for at least a while don’t expect the best but I definitely
    give it a chance you might find that u really like it not the summer
    blockbuster we had possibly hoped but not a total bomb either I say go
    see it 8 out of 10

  • Robert W. ([email protected])August 26, 2015Reply

    Basically the same attempt all over again

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  • inc-133-70013August 26, 2015Reply

    Oh god.

    How many critics does it take for Skip Woods to actually get off his
    bum and play the damn game? Do we really have to wait until current
    generation players grow up and magically happen to become script
    writers? Who would remember the game by then? Just because you have a
    scene from 2nd game box cover doesn’t make it legit.

    For this movie, I didn’t care what professional critics said: they
    don’t play Hit-man games so their opinion doesn’t count. I went to see
    this and discovered that neither do people who made this waste of time
    and millions of dollars.

    Some say that Hit-man just isn’t the kind of game that translates to a
    movie, that it’s all about player choice and playing it yourself. I
    don’t believe that either. Hit-man – the game series has motifs that
    you rarely see even in best movies. That’s what’s the game really
    about. Let me name some:

    * Shady world behind the curtains of rich and famous. In games, you
    often explore what powerful persons do when they think they’re not
    watched. A fetish-induced ”meat party” in abandoned slaughterhouse in
    Eastern Europe. The villa of south-American drug lord. The mansion of
    powerful British aristocrats. A shady meeting in a Vegas Casino. A
    rocker’s bar in Rotterdam and it’s basement. A rehab center for
    celebrities. And so on… Those themes alone could fill any movie with
    times more material and exotic sets than boring sky shots of modern
    capitols (that seem to be in every movie lately) and parking garages,
    which seem to be most popular place for shootings to happen.

    * Hit-man always enters ongoing life, it doesn’t revolve around him. In
    games, Hit-man makes use of what people do around him, that’s what
    helps him to blend in and truly be Silent Assassin. A love affair in
    the White House. Noise of the Chinese market. Police discovering hippie
    commune and raiding it, while having no idea Hit-man is nearby. SWAT
    team preparing to raid a ship… In this movie, nothing of sort exists.
    Whole world seems to be revolving around the conflict of main
    characters and there’s even no police to distract them, let alone
    normal civilians who would have no idea whatsoever.

    * Sudden turn of normality. What makes Hit-man games absolutely great
    is that everything seems to be normal most of the time. Hit-man steals
    a disguise, blends into crowd, walks around in a french theatre, The
    White House, an embassy, a strip club, Chinese restaurant, snowy
    streets of St. Petersburg or wherever and it’s very casual. Until…
    SHOCK! someone’s being choked to death, dumped into garbage bin,
    injected with poison, suffocated in sauna…. aaand then it’s suddenly
    all normal again. He changes disguise and keeps on walking. No one even
    noticed that a murder has been committed.

    THIS is what I would expect from a Hit-man movie. Think it wouldn’t
    make a decent movie?

    Nothing, nothing of the sort is in this movie. It’s a simple,
    cookie-cutter, ”we’re sorry” script for your typical Van Damme movie.
    And that’s all that’s to be said.

  • Ryan MarkAugust 26, 2015Reply

    Not Quite a Revolution but it’s Still Decent

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  • abgkasjlkasjlaAugust 27, 2015Reply

    Hits the mark

    An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and
    uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. …no, really, that’s it. Well,
    there are twists, and it doesn’t do everything you think it might. But
    much like the IOI games, this has little plot, focusing instead on
    extensive backstory. And at least it isn’t the overly complicated mess
    of the ’07 film, which this handily beats in all respects, keeping a
    few elements from it.

    This has a surprising amount of character moments. Interactions and
    when they’re alone. 47(Friend, detached from what he does feel, in
    control of the situation and not shy about it. He pulls off the
    baldness without it looking chemo and his face is ”plain”, not
    Hollywood, so he could disappear into a crowd. Or could, if he had
    hair), is entirely by himself. By necessity. And desire? Katia(Ware,
    keeping her distance, owning her anxiety and using what it to comes
    from to her advantage) may have been abandoned, and is driven to find
    out why, yet is a strong, independent woman. They compliment each
    other, rather than her being towed along. The others, I shouldn’t give
    away. The genetic tampering allows bringing up the old determinism vs.
    free will debate, and the ethics of the practice itself. Is this too
    dumb to take those on? Otherwise, yes. And it owns it.

    The action is elegant, choreographed, often OTT and ridiculous. A
    stronger, faster and smarter human, trained from childhood to kill,
    creatively taking on dozens of literally faceless goons? That is
    exactly the direction to go with it! She has incredible memory,
    instincts, intuition and senses. He’s in his red tie, black suit, white
    shirt, and uses his R93 Blaser sniper, his dual silver .45s, his
    knives, melee and tactics. And it is glorious. The first third of this
    feels like The Terminator, with our titular hero as the T800! This is
    stylish, slick and badass.

    There is a ton of bloody, violent and disturbing content, a little gore
    and strong language. I recommend this to anyone who wants to turn their
    brain off, and I mean, fully off, and enjoy themselves. Fan or not of
    the decade and a half old franchise? You’ll grin through it either way.
    Doesn’t matter whether you know the material, or not even like it. 8/10

  • drjgardnerAugust 28, 2015Reply

    No Hit Here

    If you were a fan of Timothy Oliphant’s ”Hitman” (2007), avoid this new
    version which borrows only slightly from the original. The plot itself
    is reasonable, but the acting is so stiff that it’s hard to be engaged.
    Of course if the basic premise is that ”agents” are designed to show
    minimal emotions, you’re not going to expect to see Brando-like
    histrionics on the screen. But just about everyone is devoid of any
    facial or tonal expressions. And what happened with casting Jurgen
    Prochnow (”Das Boot”) for a 30 second cameo? Only Ciaran Hinds (”Above
    Suspicion”) turns in a reasonable performance.

    The best thing about this film is the location shooting in Singapore.

  • alindsay-alAugust 28, 2015Reply

    A boring unfocused film

    Another video game adaptation has been made in hit-man agent 47 and
    this film just proves the point that these films are just not that
    good. The premise of the film sees agent 47 and this girl attempt to
    find her father to stop a group create an army of agents. Now rupert
    friend plays agent 47 and I actually think he did a decent job with the
    role and was the best part of the movie. He was methodical and cunning
    at times just like in the games and he sold the emotionless character
    very well. However, because of that lack of emotion he comes across as
    a bit of a boring character and he is written to do some pretty stupid
    stuff. The rest of the cast are just pretty ridiculous. The main girl
    just has absolutely nothing about her and she is literally the blandest
    character you will ever see in a film. Zachary quinto is a good actor
    but not in this film, his character was way too over the top and just
    completely cliché that you won’t care. The story is completely non
    existent, there is literally nothing to this films narrative and you
    will not care about the stakes or the situation in the film. The
    dialogue is either really cheesy or just pointless exposition.
    Seriously that’s all it is and it really does not help in fleshing out
    any of these characters. The style is alright, there are some pretty
    decent action scenes with some heavy hits which I enjoyed. However,
    there is an over reliance on slow motion in this film and after the 3rd
    time I started to get angry about it. Also some of the CGI looked
    really bad and like they run out of budget for the movie. Overall this
    is an awful movie that you really should avoid.

  • rockstarayush2August 28, 2015Reply

    Curse the movie makers!

    How dare they try to incorporate the legendary game into a half *beep*
    piece of *beep* Hit-man is supposed to be a ”Silent Assassin”- The best
    of the best… In the games he can wipe out entire buildings filled
    with armed personnel with mere fibre wires and anesthetics without any
    one ever having the slightest of clue/knowledge …. hence the title
    ”The Urban Legend” .

    The movie portrays him completely different …. A ”Mass Murderer” so
    as to speak … which is the exact opposite of a ”Silent Assassin”!

    The guy looks and behaves nothing like the original game
    character…..(Nowhere close). Acts like an angry infant who is
    mightier than every other being around him.

    I don’t get it! Why is Hollywood so keen on making reboots of games
    into movies! … Especially Epic games and animes like Dragonballz and
    many others…. They CLEARLY don’t live up to anybody’s expectations
    spreading unwanted hatred for the film makers and the actors.

    They just cannot stick to the originality of these brilliant characters
    and story lines, Pathetic!

  • FlashCallahanAugust 28, 2015Reply

    Another unwanted reboot of a terrible original….

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  • nekoinestoAugust 30, 2015Reply

    7.5. I don’t get all the hate, it is rather good for a action movie

    I entered the cinema with low expectations. The movie started off slow,
    and the middle of the movie was a bit confusing for me, but as long you
    manage to keep on to the story, you will enjoy it. This is indeed a
    good reboot, and it really has no sense to give this movie a rating of
    5.9, while some movies who definitively don’t deserve it’s ratings get
    rated much higher than this. There are some clichés about technology,
    type of ”Press to hack” stuff, but it’s not the only one, is it? The
    ending won’t be understandable for some people if they don’t know
    something about the series already. Bottom line, you shouldn’t come to
    the cinema not knowing anything about the series, you should at least
    know some basics to understand the movie totally.

  • JohnSmith-MovieWatcherAugust 30, 2015Reply

    This was supposed to be a great movie, unfortunately it’s not

    For me it looks like Hollywood has very poor quality right now. Worst
    and worst every year. Now new ideas. From great Hit-man game story they
    created few Audi Commercialsin one movie and few theater look fight
    scenes. What kind of camera did they use ? I don’t know but probably
    some cheap one. Many scene in this movie looks like theater or TV
    series, not like cinema movies. Completely no storyline, poor
    soundtrack (only trailer song was great) They said this movie is based
    on IO Interactive game but it’s not. Not even close. In the game there
    is a great storyline, great mood. In the movie there is nothing like
    that. Screenplay for the movie should be created by IO Interactive Team
    instead Hollywood studio. This would be much better. IO Interactive
    knows how to create good story. Hollywood people – not. They totally
    destroy great Hit-man story and were unable to properly use Ruperts
    Firend acting skills. Previous Hit-man was not too good but better.

  • It_Is_Minus_9August 30, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 47 is the Ambien of movies, a cinematic sleep-aid if ever there was one.

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  • Sam MainAugust 31, 2015Reply

    Love action movies? Brilliant movie to see!

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  • yashrajs536August 31, 2015Reply

    ”Not crossing the greatness of its predecessor but still above average…”

    I watched ”Hitman Agent 47” last night as I was very very excited to
    watch this after I watched ”Hitman (2007)” and it’s trailer so I
    decided to download this and to watch this and I did that…

    But I found some disappointing in this film it was not good as it’s
    predecessor was though it concentrated on more action than that but
    still it cannot cross the original…

    I found some good thing also as the film’s length was only 90 minutes
    so it was OK and theu adjusted action some how so it was good as they
    were not wasting time on silly scenes and all….

    Action was good no doubt but the thrill ness which the first one
    delivered this hasn’t so I gave 6/10 to this… but it is not
    bad….it’s above average..

  • musty-07473August 31, 2015Reply

    Laughably Bad

    I won’t bore you with everything that went wrong with this film, but if
    you liked the 2007 Hit-man you probably won’t like this.

    Firstly, the casting for Agent 47 was terrible. In the games, he has a
    big physical presence and stealthy approach to his kills. In the film,
    we got a skinny dude in a Topman suit who is about as stealthy as a
    pregnant nun. The actor looks more like a ‘Paul from accounting’ than
    an assassin. I can’t decide whether he was unconvincing as Agent 47
    because of his look, or because of poor acting — I suspect both.

    The action scenes/fights feel boring and generic. The whole point of
    the Hit-man games was to use your brain to kill without alerting
    everyone in the building. An all out shoot-it-out is entertaining on
    occasion, but not when every fight scene involves 0 stealth. I could
    have looked past this inconsistency if the fight scenes had been
    vaguely interesting or well done, but alas 95% of them were ‘agent 47
    spots enemy, shoots in head with pistol, then moves on’.

    And just when the film was about to bore me to sleep, they’d slip in a
    raunchy scene with our damsel in distress which just about kept me from

    Don’t waste your money on this film, it feels low budget and has poor
    acting/action scenes from the get go.

  • palavitsinisSeptember 1, 2015Reply

    Really felt like the game!

    Judging the movie within its genre, you may as well say that it’s a
    9/10! I am a bit reluctant to go that far, as I always keep in mind
    other movies that may not be in the genre but were great. For me, you
    can’t give a 9 to both hit-man and LOTR. It may as well be that in
    their genres they’re both great, but you just can’t put them on the
    same level overall.

    As far as the movie is concerned, I really enjoyed the transfer from
    the game to the big screen. The graphics were all there and some of the
    movements were really mapped to the game, which brought too many WOW
    moments for both myself and my brother that watched it with me. We are
    both fans of the hit-man games and it was a real pleasure to watch

    We were not expecting as much from the movie. We actually wanted to
    watch the fantastic four but we were advised not to, so we went with
    the first alternative and were not at all disappointed. We were
    actually thrilled! The adaptation for the movie was phenomenal and some
    of the impossible scenes did not seem as implausible as in other
    movies. They did not throw you out of the movie by making you think
    ”what a big fat lie!”. It happened once or twice but not more.

    The lead actor was amazing in his role and it really felt like the real
    thing. He could have been picked to be a bit more long-faced and with
    narrow characteristics, more Asian-like, but still he was an excellent
    fit to what we saw in the game. To address some comments, agent 47 is
    not a pumped up freak on steroids, he’s a silent assassin. Get your
    facts straight first and then judge.

    I also liked the lady (which was actually far by a sidekick as some
    suggested) that played a major role in the movie and that it seems that
    she will be the main character of the next movie, if one comes out.
    Nice, quiet, introverted but strong, beautiful as hell but no silicone,
    gym freak that looks unnatural. Someone that the ladies can relate to,
    which helps with the female target group of the movie I guess.

    The plot was OK, again based on what we knew from the game. If you
    played hit-man, you will adore the movie. It’s one of these pleasant
    flashbacks, bundled into a quality piece of work overall.

  • litchy03September 1, 2015Reply

    Hit-man Agent 47

    This is a B grade movie masquerading as an A grade film. Yet it doesn’t
    make it a terrible film. The action is great and we would expect
    nothing less from the guys that did John Wick. Rupert Friend is
    convincing in playing Agent 47 but the role is not challenging and
    could be played by most actors in Hollywood today. He didn’t take the
    opportunity to really own the role. Zachary Quinto was disappointing in
    this film, people expect better from him but instead get the standard
    assassin like character you see in all movies of this genre. The
    storyline is standard for an action film, It has enough of a story to
    keep people interested but no real surprises in what’s going to happen
    next. In short it is a good action movie if you just want to sit down
    relax and watch some violence.

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  • Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSeptember 2, 2015Reply

    So much boredom

    In addition to writing the story and co-writing the screenplay, ”Skip
    Woods” also produced the film, and was the only producer credited who
    was not a member of the Producer’s Guild. Also, the other screenwriter
    (Michael Finch) did not work directly with Woods, as his name was
    separated by the word *and*, rather than an ampersand, &. This all
    makes it a bit more suspect as to whether ”Skip Woods” is a real
    person, or just a pseudonym, as some believe.

    Anyway, I liked some of the aerial photography of Berlin, and Singapore
    (two places I enjoyed visiting several years ago, which brought back
    fond memories) and 47’s suit looked quite nice also (I’ve always
    appreciated a nice suit as well) and the girl is cute, but the
    remainder of this was a slick looking void, one part video game, one
    part Terminator ripoff. Film’s first action sequence amounts to nothing
    more than 47 striking poses in slow motion, as he takes out a seemingly
    never ending series of anonymous henchmen, followed by Terminator
    rehashed for about a half an hour, topped with some of the stupidest
    character behaviour (Katia gets bored and decides to dismantle 47’s
    guns while he’s sleeping!) and a ridiculous exploding helicopter
    climax, with some of the poorest CGI explosion effects I’ve seen since
    Asylum’s Scyfy network garbage.

    Of course, all of these things could make it laughably bad, however, if
    that is what one is looking for. Personally though, I just didn’t get

  • HellmantSeptember 3, 2015Reply

    I’m not a big fan of the first movie, and this is certainly no improvement!

    ‘HITMAN: AGENT 47’: Three Stars (Out of Five)

    Sequel/reboot to the 2007 action flick ‘HITMAN’; about an unstoppable
    cloned assassin, called ‘Agent 47’. This installment has the
    killer-for-hire teaming up with a woman; to stop an evil organization,
    from copying the bioengineering program that created him. Both films
    are loosely based on the popular ‘Hitman’ video game series (which
    began in 2000). This new chapter was directed by first time filmmmaker
    Aleksander Bach and written by Michael Finch and Skip Woods (who also
    wrote the original). It stars Rupert Friend as ’47’ (replacing Timothy
    Olyphant from the first movie) and it costars Hannah Ware, Zachary
    Quinto, Ciaran Hinds and Thomas Kretschmann. I’m not a big fan of the
    first movie, and this is certainly no improvement.

    Genetically engineered hit-man-for-hire Agent 47 (Friend) has just been
    given a new assignment; to stop a powerful corporation from replicating
    the scientific project that created him. The evil company, known as
    Syndicate International, plans to create their own army of assassins;
    with skills even deadlier than 47’s. In order to do this, the Syndicate
    must get their hands on the lead scientist, responsible for creating
    the elite agents; his name is Dr. Peter Litvenko (Hinds). 47 teams with
    Litvenko’s daughter (Ware), in order to protect him.

    The movie has some cool video game style action scenes, but that’s
    about all it has; and that’s just what watching the movie feels like,
    playing a shoot’ em up video game (and I’ve heard these films are
    almost nothing like the stealth games they’re based on). The characters
    are pretty boring, and underdeveloped, and the acting is all pretty
    stiff (even Quinto, who I expect a lot more from). The plot is just as
    boring, and stupid, as well. I do like the look of the film though, and
    Friend at least looks like a cool action hero (kind of like a
    Terminator, in a lot of scenes). It’s not a complete waste of time, if
    you like mindless action movies, but it’s close.

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  • ArgemalucoSeptember 3, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 47

    The only thing I remember from the film Hit-man is Olga Kurylenko. And
    the only thing I remember from the video game Hit-man: Codename 47 is
    the slow-motion shootout in the snow (I haven’t played any of the
    sequels; not even the demos). So, I can assure the fact that my opinion
    of the film Hit-man: Agent 47 isn’t influenced by any nostalgic memory
    of the game, or unfair comparisons to the other movie. No… Hit- man:
    Agent 47 doesn’t need any external reasons to be a tedious film. This
    reboot has a reasonable level of technical quality, with the exception
    of some special effects which seem taken from ”cut scenes” of a video
    game; however, Hit- man: Agent 47 bored me pretty much, specially
    because it’s filled with never-ending scenes which explain details
    which are too obvious, or so confusing that they are irrelevant.
    Besides, this film doesn’t generate any excitement or suspense, making
    me feel absolutely uninterested in the anti-hero’s fate. Rupert Friend
    does whatever he can in the leading role of Hit-man: Agent 47. His
    character in here made me remember his work in the most recent season
    of Homeland, in which he also played an agent capable of committing
    horrible crimes in the line of duty; but in that TV series, he made a
    brilliant work expressing the doubts and remorse he suffered for those
    actions without the need of words. In Hit-man: Agent 47, he couldn’t do
    too much with such a poorly written character, who feels like a
    caricature impossible to take seriously. Zachary Quinto also tried his
    best as the villain, but he couldn’t defeat the insipid drama around
    him or the horrible dialogs he had to say. As for Hannah Ware, I found
    her performance bland and not very charismatic; she’s definitely not
    going to remain in my memory as much as Kurylenko did. In conclusion,
    Hit-man: Agent 47 is a boring and insipid action film, and I found it a
    waste of time. But, what can we expect when a movie seems sponsored by
    the automobiles brand Audi? A 96-minute commercial with the same
    substance of a 30-second spot. And now, let’s return to our

  • Neil WelchSeptember 4, 2015Reply

    Did I care? I did not.

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  • Nathan Kenneth JaggerSeptember 4, 2015Reply

    What a upgrade!

    Way better than the first movie! by a long shot! a lot like Sherlock on
    BBC one with his mind been like a map. This is a strong fight back from
    the first one a few years ago, this shows what a Hit-man will be like
    and this movie makes its mark as a good one! it is also based on one of
    the games but upgraded and have a funny twist to the end, with the
    ending to the movie kind of putting it to a cliff hanger in a way where
    they can continue it or just leave it. easy way out if bad, or easy way
    back in if a hit! which i think a hit! If they make another movie they
    have an easy plot line from the end of Hit-man: agent 47 and his

  • ronniejsmithSeptember 4, 2015Reply

    I was expecting more

    I was expecting more Killing machines that can take out poor regular
    humans by the truckload, terminators, seem all the rage at the local
    cinema lately (I’m talking strictly on the screen unfortunately), and
    of the two recent forays into that genre I liked this one best simply
    because there was no beating around the bush: let’s just get down to
    the business of wiping out sons-of-witches all over I had low hopes for
    this movie, and it turns out that my estimations for this movie were
    correct. Once again, this was one of those movies I didn’t expect to be
    really good; I just couldn’t leave it unseen. As far as this movie
    goes, after about thirty minutes in, I just started mocking the movie
    like a couple of drunk guys sitting a few seats to the left in the row
    I was sitting I had low hopes for this movie, and it turns out that my
    estimations for this movie were correct. Once again, this was one of
    those movies I didn’t expect to be really good; I just couldn’t leave
    it unseen. As far as this movie goes, after about thirty minutes in, I
    just started mocking the movie like a couple of drunk guys sitting a
    few seats to the left in the row I was sitting

  • sedativchunkSeptember 4, 2015Reply

    Enjoyable popcorn flick for Hit-man fans

    I am a huge fan of the Hit-man video games and have been playing the
    games for several years. I could resist but to give this movie a shot
    because I simply love the Hit-man franchise and will support anything
    they put out there. The positives – this movie hit the nail on the head
    perfectly in some areas. Hit-man really looked like ”hitman” at times.
    The lead actor I found to be a fine choice for agent 47 and had that
    kind of creepy look to him like in the games. And the moves, costume
    changes, props (including the silverballers and fiber wire) were well
    demonstrated. Some parts of the movie very accurately portrayed the
    behavior and attitude of Agent 47 based off his video game persona. I
    also have to say that in general, the movie was also well
    directed/produced with no major flaws and it fell like a well- budgeted

    The negatives – first, the action sequences were a bit over the top.
    Being a fan of the video games, Hit-man was always a stealthy assassin.
    But this movie turned him into some gun-and-gun super soldier at times.
    Some parts of the film they did so right but then others they got a bit
    carried away with. There were definitely one too many car chase scenes
    (with some obvious Audi product placement…). If my memory serves me
    correct, not one time did you ever drive a car in the Hit-man games.
    Hit-man was always a character that went for his contract, kill who
    needed to be killed, and leave with a clean job. This movie is polar
    opposite of that. Besides the action, the story, although passable,
    felt very generic. Final verdict – I would say this movie is average at
    best, a 7/10. Part of my wants to like it more, but I felt like I
    wanted more out of this film. Also, I have to say if you are NOT a fan
    of the video games, well, I can’t see you liking this movie too much,
    not compared to more superior films of it’s style. With that being
    said, I did enjoy it and I would love to see a sequel made. I think if
    they continue the story things could get more interesting and better
    developed with this reboot.

  • AlanjackdSeptember 4, 2015Reply

    Quite Pointless

    Not knowing about the video game or about the other movie I caught this
    at my local cinema…here are my thoughts..

    !st part of the movie was unclear in the set up and never really took
    me in..

    As it went on it never really got started..

    It seemed as though it was a 90 minute advert..

    All became a bit silly and I got the impression everybody in the
    theatre just wanted to go home.why oh why can’t the bad guys learn to
    shoot properly??

    I think the problem was it tried to be cool and viewer friendly but I
    feel it just missed the point time and time again.

    Reminds me a bit of last years ” Lucy” much promise but nothing
    delivered. The cast didn’t seem at all interested and need a few acting

    Am an unlimited ticket holder so it cost me nothing I had to pay I
    would have been pretty annoyed.

  • Alexa Bouhelier-RuelleSeptember 4, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 47

    An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and
    uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

    Hit-man: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach and stars Rupert
    Friend, Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto. This film is based on the
    successful Hit-man video game series. Writers and producers are trying
    to reboot a film which basically failed at starting a franchise the
    first time. This former film was yet not good at all, the critics and
    people weren’t very of it. I’m confused because there are so many other
    great stories that could be turned into movies beginning with Metroid
    or even Zelda for God sakes! Eventually Rupert Friend is good at
    portraying the Hit-man but his character is so boring, it’s
    frustrating. Plus, Zachary Quinto really disappointed me as well. This
    film isn’t that great and it eventually sucks. It’s written by Skip
    Woods, the man who wrote X-Men Origins: Wolverine, A Good Day to Die
    Hard or Sabotage. Do I need to say more? The exposition is about
    20minutes long, explaining the world of the movie to the audience,
    trying to overload us with information and yet you are supposed to care
    about these characters. Epic fail because you genuinely don’t.
    Moreover, the film ”profits” from modern day rapidly edited and
    quick-cut scenes but the thing is, we need to see things happened in an
    action movie. No one wants to wonder what their looking at. No one
    wants to see a blur of an action scene done with horrible choreography
    and fake stunt work. Each time this assassin pulls his guns out or
    shoot at things, it’s in slo-motion. In fact, for every gun shoot
    scene, you have three to four dumb scenes. Finally you begin to
    deconstruct the movie and when you do that, you’re not enjoying it.

    Overall I enjoyed mostly the Hit-man himself, Zachary Quinto would have
    made a good villain if he weren’t to deal with this script. Hit-man:
    Agent 47 is a big mess.

  • alexbb-53154September 5, 2015Reply

    exciting, fascinating, tense and a lot of fun…

    …are the Hit-man games. Unfortunately this movie is not.

    main character – way too skinny, looks like a Bulgarian clerk – where
    is the cool deep voice of the games, where is the dangerous look and
    feel of 47..

    girl – I’ve never seen such an uncongenial, unappealing actress –
    probably she’s the girlfriend of the (poor) producer.. – awful audi –
    well as mentioned in other reviews, this movie is an audi commercial –
    and because the movie is so bad, I’m not sure audi is too happy about

    Overall – some shooting, some cgi, bad main characters, boring story –
    not recommended – 2/10 Hint for the producers – before doing such a
    movie, play the games – get some staff from IO to work with you on the
    movie – get a better casting agency (the two main characters are plain
    awful – it was really hard to watch them – maybe the movie would have
    gotten better ratings if the cast would’ve been better).

    Recommendation – Instead of watching this movie, play the games…

  • TerryfanSeptember 5, 2015Reply

    Go see it for yourself you might be surprise

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  • Joao DinisSeptember 5, 2015Reply

    Something strange about It

    I Went to see this movie expecting it not to be good but also not to be
    as bad and most of people that I talked to review it to me. I’ve played
    the 2 last games of Hit-man sequel and can’t find almost anything to
    relate the movie to the games and that was a one of the negative parts
    of the movie.

    I missed silent kills thru all the movie but if this movie was a
    complete separated movie from the name ”Hit-man” it would turn out to
    be a great movie with great action (could had more). In conclusion it
    is a bad movie about the game sequel itself and a good movie for those
    who are not Hit-man fans.

  • zardoz-13September 6, 2015Reply

    Fantastic From Fade-In to Fade-Out!!!

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  • Charles HardySeptember 7, 2015Reply

    Not ”shit” but very disappointing

    Before I start I am a huge fan of the Hit-man games, so naturally I was
    disappointed by the movie. Their is no character development, the
    acting is mediocre at best and the action scenes use too many jump
    cuts. I felt that they didn’t spend enough time on Agent 47 himself
    (Rupert Friend)and that it was mainly about the other lead girl (Hannah
    Ware)perhaps it should have been called Hitwomen Agent 90. I also felt
    that the movie was too short and that it completely strayed away from
    the game.It was just loud shootouts all the time. I mean Agent 47 is
    known for using the twin silverballers with silencers and I tell you he
    doesn’t use the silencers once, at least in the previous hit-man film
    he uses them. However I did find that Rupert Friend was much better in
    the role than Timothy Olyphant was in 2007 you can see he was committed
    to the role and the cinematography was also quite good at times. If you
    want to watch a very dull action flick with no heart then this film is
    for you but as a film fanatic and a video gamer it certainly did not
    live up to the standards set by the game! 5/10

  • scottshak_111September 10, 2015Reply

    It keeps getting farther and farther

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  • Teh PwnSeptember 11, 2015Reply

    what hit-man? What 47?

    My first major issue: what on earth does this movie have to do with
    Agent 47 or the entire Hit-man franchise, besides (obviously) the
    ”hitman”, who is similar in some parts of his appearance only? Besides
    him there is really only 2 characters that can be linked to the game;
    that is the ”father” (who died in the first Hit-man game, hence a major
    plot hole) and who I can only guess is Diana, though she plays a
    completely insignificant part. All in all the storyline completely
    alien, there’s really not much to add to that. So if you for some
    reason are interested to see any resemblance of the actual game just
    forget it, big movie fat cats decided to spew out another completely
    irrelevant movie.

    My second major issue is the sci-fi part; the ”hitman” can, apparently,
    see trough walls, sense people from a distance, see the future etc.
    What???? Is this Star Wars? Does he use the force or something? Why not
    just add light sabres and Bobba Fett just the same, would literally not
    spoil the movie and not sidetrack it, like at all! Also if you have
    watched Equilibrium you will see a lot of so called ”gun kata” ripoff
    scenes, almost directly lifted from that movie.

    Third issue: this is an action movie, pure and simple. Something along
    the lines of Transporter and the Bourne franchise, so if you like that
    action/thriller genre, by all means this movie is a blast. But then why
    call it ”hitman” if the game is about not some superman but an
    incredibly cunning character, who uses lots of stealth, is by no means
    immortal, and chooses his fights very carefully and does (Hint, hint!
    The name!) a lot of Assassinations! And the game was pretty much aimed
    at making the player being the best assassin possible; ie sneak, kill
    target only, leave everyone else preferably unhurt and clueless, not go
    in guns blazing… because that would cost you dearly.

    Sorry but this time, yet again, as Hollwood has already sharpened its
    axe with many encounters with various novels, this time they beheaded a
    game franchise with it. Now I can only guess why they did it, most
    likely a complete vacuum of new ideas, but given the fact that games a
    very…. very… very hard to translate into movies without the final
    product being too cheesy or completely ”off topic”, they should have
    picked something different.

    This movie is just another nail in the coffin for cinema that engages
    the viewer, rather, it is a prime example of a fast-food version of
    cinema; quick, very simple, and made for the masses the same way as
    livestock feed is. It is no fine dining for the grey matter, that’s for

    And lastly I would like to say that though I am always looking forward
    to games made into movies, crossing my fingers so hard they almost snap
    at the joints, 90% of the time it ends as a huge letdown. One game
    though, ”hitman: contracts” could be made into an epic film noire /
    slasher / thriller combo, but would require and extremely good script
    writer, and an even more talented director, and now that there’s been
    two Hit-man movies and both are complete s***, this option is perhaps
    reserved for an alternate universe where Hollywood is not the cinema
    version of McDonalds.

  • facebook-688-234620September 13, 2015Reply

    Alright entertainment

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  • fivecaratfilmsSeptember 13, 2015Reply

    Good movie based on the Hit-man series

    This was a good movie and lived up to the hype and the Hit-man
    gameplay. Was a really good standoffish film and a good remake with a
    true to life Hit-man in a young actor who plays a controversial video
    game hero with a lot of grace. The film dies out in the end- but is
    saved by good action sequences that relate well to the video game. For
    someone who has not played the game, I still enjoyed the movie and am
    compelled to start playing the game- although it is a departure from
    the typical video game that does not promote such violence or gore.
    While the film delivers a real life-like Hit-man, it falls short in
    some places- or glamorizes a world that is too implausible for its own

  • Troy PutlandSeptember 14, 2015Reply

    Not a great game adaption… again.

    Eight years have passed since the abysmal adaption Hit-man. Timothy
    Olyphant’s agent was bland, clunky and awkward. Rupert Friend’s agent
    fairs just as bad. He’s the 47th human that’s been genetically enhanced
    since birth, brought up to be a contract assassin, killing with no
    emotion. Emotions have been stripped from 47, making him the least
    affectionate character in film since the 2007 excursion. 47’s helps a
    woman (Hannah Ware) find her father and discover the truth behind her
    dark past. Others are out to find her father and kill him, including
    crooked agent Zachary Quinto. All characters are bland, including
    Hannah Ware’s Katia, the only one showing any emotion, made weak by a
    boring script. There’s plenty of action, though. The kill count’s high
    and the blood runs deep but the choreography’s regimented and robotic.
    47’s never in danger. A few well-done set-pieces occur in Hit-man’s 90
    odd minutes, just enough to keep the mind occupied.

  • BigNadz89September 15, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 90 – Judgement Day

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  • Michael CarlsonSeptember 17, 2015Reply

    Ignore the Ratings, See This Movie

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  • Oliver BoltovskiSeptember 17, 2015Reply

    What’s going on?

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  • Georgian StanescuSeptember 17, 2015Reply

    No lack of action, haahah. Bit too bloody, but action wow.

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  • 1725po .September 23, 2015Reply

    worse than I expected unfortunately

    Hit-man is a grown man born and paid to kill anyone without a trace
    crime scene

    some parts of the film seem commercials movie as part of garage scape

    I did not like to see this actor the perfect actor for this movie style
    would be jonathan statham would make a perfect player agent 47 but the
    character’s movements are well achieved.

    in general this is not good! It has a lot to evolve even further a
    film to see once does not wish to see again. In my opinion this movie
    has not overcome the first, if they not know to make movies make
    seasons based on the game at least would have more success!

  • keithlovesmoviesSeptember 23, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 47 Review

    Genetically engineered from conception through decades of research, a
    man known only as Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) was made to be a perfect
    killing machine blessed with unrivaled strength, speed, stamina, and
    intelligence. His current target is an evil corporation, known as
    Syndicate International, led by Le Clerq (Thomas Kretschmann) who is
    looking to uncover 47’s past in order to create an army of killers
    (agents) who are even more powerful than him. With the help of a young
    woman, Katia (Hannah Ware), he must confront revelations about his own
    origin and battle against his deadliest foe, John Smith (Zachary

    I’ll just start off by saying not to listen to rotten tomatoes on this
    one. As I am writing this, the film has an 8% rating on the site. You
    know what also has that rating on the site (also as I am writing this)?
    The most recent Fantastic Four film does. That film is terrible. This
    film is no masterpiece but it is a lot better than Fantastic Four. My
    synopsis above implies that the film has a story but it really doesn’t.
    I’m not sure if they thought they needed to explain anything since the
    film is based on the video game series of the same name or if they were
    trying to take its characters and give them a new story. I will admit
    that I am vaguely familiar with the video game series but you really
    don’t have to be to be able to enjoy this film. This may be because of
    the running time but to understand what is happening, you must simply
    accept what you are being told. Luckily there isn’t too much of it
    since the action sequences are at the forefront here. Although very
    well choreographed, very violent, and exciting, certain aspects defy
    both sense and reality. What I found unsettling was how bad all of the
    various henchmen were as they just seemed stupid and died a little too
    easily. I understand that the filmmakers are supposed to make the stars
    look good but I would have liked if they could have put up a little
    more of a challenge. Also, a lot of those sequences contain several
    instances of bad CGI which took me out of the experience but they
    panned away from it rather quickly. My favorite part of this film has
    to be Rupert Friend’s performance as Agent 47 because I thought he
    really embodied what the character would have looked like. I thought
    Zachary Quinto was good too but he didn’t really have too much to do
    and Kretschmann even less in this one. The real disappointment here is
    the story (or the lack of) what really seemed promising at the start
    where it tried to introduce and develop the characters as well as their
    motivations fell apart around half-way through and became an average,
    flashy, action movie. The last time I’ve seen this is in the Ryan
    Reynolds movie Self/less from a month ago. This film is watchable but I
    just wanted a little more.

    Score: 6/10

  • RoomanSeptember 26, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Agent 47 isn’t able to hit one mark right

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  • alex-christianOctober 21, 2015Reply

    Makes the 2007 Hit-man film look like a masterpiece!

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  • milad vaziriOctober 22, 2015Reply

    agent 47

    i think it was a really good movie.

    – good story – good action Scenes

    and i think everything was good , & you can expect to see a good action
    movie. if you watched transporter series or previous hit-man movie,
    you’ll like this one too to tell the truth i didn’t get it why this
    movie is rated by a low number but it worth to watch. as you know in
    all movies you can see the commercial for everything such as 007 for
    his car , batman or in this days arrow or flash for electronic devices,
    i think its not bad at all to see this kind of commercials and agent 47
    is not beyond this topic. i suggest to everyone when you gonna watch a
    movie the first thing is don’t expect anything… just watch it and

  • djangozelf-12351October 22, 2015Reply

    Agent 47 would have been a better action flick 10 years ago.

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  • Sting SniperScopeOctober 23, 2015Reply

    Far Better Than Expected

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  • mikebellamykOctober 23, 2015Reply

    Watchable although predictable

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  • Johan DondokambeyOctober 23, 2015Reply

    How a low budget and low commitment can damage a franchise title

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  • arryor-91304October 24, 2015Reply

    OK Film, why cant they stick to the game format?!

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  • garrett_metzler-238-43847October 24, 2015Reply

    It’s exactly what it was meant to be!

    I’m going to keep this review light.

    If you grew up loving the 47 series, or have only recently become a
    fan… well then no matter what you will like this movie.

    It’s a video game adaptation that is fantastic, the homage paid to the
    game is great, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed Rupert
    Friend as Agent 47. He was actually incredible. All the actors were

    Watch it as an action movie, or as a version of the game and you’ll
    love every minute.

    I hope they make many more!

  • s3276169October 24, 2015Reply

    Style over substance…

    Hit-man: Agent 47 is an exercise in style over substance. Its
    reminiscent of a long running commercial with lots of highly stylized
    elements, glitzy cars, flashy guns, designer clothes. Indeed, even the
    bad guys headquarters looks like it was decorated by the sort of people
    who might outfit an Apple store.

    The sad fact, however, is this is ”almost” all that’s on offer here.
    Lots of mind rotting eye candy and some predictable, formulaic action
    sequences. To be fair, some of the action is well executed but its not
    enough on its own to carry this film. The storyline is too simplistic
    and shallow and the characters of the one dimensional, cardboard

    My advice, if you like flashy commercials for, say, exotic cars,
    phones, computers, watches and other unnecessarily expensive
    consumables watch them instead. At least they are free (unless, of
    course, you succumb to the advertisers marketing ploys). Three out of
    ten from me.

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  • createyouryahooOctober 25, 2015Reply

    Bad Title

    The movie is entertaining if you would like to see an action movie, and
    it does contain some aspect of the game. The aim of the game was to
    attain the award of silent assassin and that is who 47 is. He plans his
    route and his execution style with utmost precision. Also, he doesn’t
    kill whomever he isn’t paid to kill. Usually gamers would strive to
    achieve this level of assassination.

    The movie itself has good action scenes but when basing it off a game
    such as hit-man, one would want to see a higher degree of accuracy.
    Granted it is way better than the first hit-man movie after watching it
    you leave with that sense of feeling that it could’ve been a lot

    5/10 just for the entertainment.

  • ozcosminOctober 26, 2015Reply

    It has nothing to do with Agent 47

    If you have played one of the video games for at least 45 minutes you
    know that Agent 47 is all about discretion. DISCRETION!

    It’s all about how he blends in, how he hides in the shadows. If you
    have to physically engage guards or any other people except your target
    you feel like you did something wrong.

    This movie was just an action movie that tries to get some of the
    video-game franchise fans to pay for the ticket. Bu that’s about it. So
    instead of discretion, finesse, elegance… you have speed, force,
    super-intelligence… Not bad but NOT AGENT 47.

    Looking forward for a real Hit-man movie.

  • MaleplatypusOctober 28, 2015Reply

    Unfortunately, only an action movie

    Despite good casting, very good performances, more than a correct
    direction, camera work, sfx, editing and music, this movie is not
    excellent. It has no soul, as previous version (with Timothy Olyphant,
    2007) did. Comparison is inevitable. This is only an action movie: a
    good bunch of action scenes and essentially a mindless fun. However, no
    character development or an explanation who, why, where, when and so
    on. Previous version had it all and if someone planned sequels (or a
    franchise), they should have done it eight years ago. Then it would
    make sense. Don’t get me wrong here. This movie is not a bad one and
    the cast gave it all to make it entertaining. But for me that is just
    not enough, considering the template (video game) and possibilities to
    develop a good idea into a more complex and challenging story. This
    movie returns all to the level of the video game (maybe even below
    that). I think that these characters deserve more. So do we.
    Recommended for ”set-brains-to-off” fun on a weekend afternoon.

  • stephendaxterOctober 29, 2015Reply

    This was NOT Hit-man, just Dull and Boring for 90 minutes

    As we wait for the day where a good video game movie will fall from the
    heavens and on to our movie screens, we have to sit through pieces of
    crap like Hit-man: Agent 47. This isn’t just a bad adaptation of a
    video game, it is just simply a terrible movie. This was a complete
    bore-fest from start to finish with a few cool looking scenes
    occasionally. And to make it even better, it had literally nothing to
    do with the actual Hit-man games, why not just give it some other
    shitty name instead? By giving it the name ‘Hitman’ most people don’t
    think of the popular video game, most people think of the 2007
    adaptation, and trust me, you don’t want people to relate your new film
    to that one.

    The main problem with the movie was how dull it was, every damn scene
    was completely lifeless, emotionless and some of the most unexciting
    stuff i’ve seen all year. Even the action, that is supposed to be fast
    paced and exciting was terribly boring. Some of it looked cool but
    thats all it had going for it. When an ‘Action’ film can’t capitalise
    on the ‘Action’ it is destined to fail, and you have to wonder if these
    people know how to actually make a movie. Then you look at the director
    and realise that this is the ONLY FILM HE HAS EVER DIRECTED, EVER, and
    he hasn’t even been involved in any other films…… WTF? But hey,
    he’s directed some music videos…….. that counts….. right? You can
    even see it in the film, the way it is put together is really sloppy,
    the pace is all over the place, and the whole film is incredibly
    generic. Even the plot of the film is just terrible, predictable and
    borrows crap from other films. It wasn’t interesting in any way
    whatsoever, and oh man the dialogue was an abomination. It was bland,
    emotionless and almost like they were reading off a prompt on set. You
    know what this felt like? It was in part just a rip-off of Terminator 2
    without the time travel and SkyNet, except in this case everything was
    poorly executed.

    The acting was really, really bad. There was no life at all to these
    characters, you don’t like any of them, and because of that you aren’t
    rooting for anyone. I don’t know if ”be dull and boring’ was the advice
    they were given, but if it was then hey, great job guys. The weirdest
    character has to have been the main heroine, Katia played by Hannah
    Ware. She had no character arc throughout and wasn’t really developed
    or introduced in any way that explained her abilities. She also has
    some random sudden personality change late in the film that was out of
    no-where and made no sense at all. She has no chemistry with Rupert
    Friend and when half the movie was depending on that, it really showed.

    In the end this movie was dumb, dull and downright boring. There was no
    fun, no excitement, the action looked kinda cool and i guess was well
    choreographed but wasn’t entertaining to watch. And to top it all off,
    it had nothing to do with ‘Hitman’ so this film is just packed with
    disappointment for everyone. – 3.2/10

  • idanvinter123October 29, 2015Reply

    First play the games, then watch this pile of garbage

    Let me say for the record that I finished Hit-man: Absolution twice,
    one of my favorite games ever. This movie ”adaptation” is an absolute

    I saw a few people saying they never played the games, and they enjoyed
    the movie. Well, if you would’ve play the damn games, you’ll know why
    this game is god awful.

    Let’s begin by saying that the only real similarity between the movie
    and the games is that they both feature an assassin named Agent 47.
    That’s how bad of a movie it is. Other than that, this movie is
    confusing, stupid, boring, truly awful and barely an adaptation. Now
    let’s start the rant:

    The action scenes are boring, the performances are below average, you
    barely know 3 of the whole cast in this movie, so many plot points (the
    only truly amazing thing in this trash), so many stupid and unnecessary
    slow-mo sequences, a truly horrible awful plot twist and let’s not
    forget my main issue with this trash (it’s not a movie, it’s trash)-
    you get absolutely NO BACKGROUND story of Agent 47 and the even worse
    part is that all the kills Agent 47 does are in no way silent. You only
    see him put on a silencer in his gun ONCE throughout the whole trash.

    This film is truly a betrayal of the original games, it doesn’t do any
    justice to the games, every scene films awful and fake, and like I said
    before- the plot twist is so awful and makes you wonder what the hell
    did you just see.

    This is probably one of the worst video-game-inspired films. This film
    is useless, worthless, doesn’t make any sense AT ALL, confusing, bad
    action sequences, and please don’t give this film your money. please.

    Other than that, hope you have a nice day, and don’t even think about
    watching this trash- even if you play every Hit-man game, and even if
    you didn’t play any of the games.

  • bill-37-3753October 29, 2015Reply

    Way better than I expected………..

    I need to make 10 lines out of this. that will take some doing. Hannah
    ward was a welcomed surprise. Hope to see more of her in the future.
    She did well here. Good casting call. Pretty much all were right on the
    money. Action scenes were cool. Story leads to more movies , which I
    look forward to as long as they bring back the two main
    characters/actors. They worked well together. I actually watched it a
    couple of times already. The did well for it being what it
    is……….action on octane………….lol. Good job…. dang , only
    eight lines , oops now nine………lol. Have to see what else Hannah
    Ward has done , she is on her way now with this role.

  • noam-basinOctober 30, 2015Reply

    Refreshing action piece with amazing performances, spoiled by a mob of angry video games fanatics

    Truly entertaining piece of movie filled with great performances and
    great directory. The action scenes felt refreshing and simply unique.
    The overall pacing was perfect, which is hard to find in modern action
    flicks. The storyline while not too elaborate, felt satisfying and
    complete. No redundant dramatic moments were present, and the ones who
    had, had their place. Even if it didn’t show the true essence of the
    agent presented it its eponymous gaming franchise, it is only because
    it didn’t intend to. An adaptation is what it is; an adaptation. I.e.
    The director has all the right to present his own vision of the
    character and the plot. Really cannot grasp the concept of overlooking
    and degrading a movie due to some external aspect rather than its true
    core. Tl:Dr don’t listen to a mob of sad 15 year-olds and watch the

  • Joseph GOctober 31, 2015Reply

    my review of Hit-man Agent 47

    This movie don’t have the best story, but have a lot of action i liked
    this movie, there are some things that are in the game and if you play
    it you can understand better but honestly i prefer the first hit-man
    movie with Timothy Olyphant, the part with the red car in front of all
    the people in the street, come on, what part of silent assassin the
    producers don’t understand, i bet they never play the game, Hit-man is
    all about stealth and being a silent assassin, but this is a plain
    insult to the Hit-man franchise.If you’re a fan of the games, you’ll
    hate this movie, if you don’t know the games, you’ll find it
    average.Wouldn’t recommend this ”movie” to anyone.

  • A_Different_DrummerOctober 31, 2015Reply

    panache and elan

    What’s with the haters? Were you expecting Lord of the Rings? As luck
    would have it, I caught this film just after revisiting Guy Ritchie’s
    lamentable MAN FROM UNCLE.

    As I watched Hit-man 47 I could not help but notice that every single
    goal that Ritchie had failed at in UNCLE, Bach nailed here.

    The story was fast-paced. full of clever tropes. the characters were
    engaging and the cinematography was breath-taking.

    I can understand perhaps why reviewers comparing it to the original
    might get frustrated — Olyphant is such a strong presence that he
    commands the screen where here Bach had to work harder and better to
    hold attention. And he does.

    Quinto is solid but I am concerned at the arc his career is taking. In
    HEROES, he was mesmerizing. In Star Trek, he nailed young Spock. Here
    he is merely solid and competent.

    Would recommend.

  • Imtiaz EmuNovember 1, 2015Reply

    Just an ordinary movie, nothing else!

    With a high hope I’ve started to watch the movie. As this movie is
    adapted from the game, so all the viewers may expect that there will be
    some reflection of the game. But this is very much annoying that they
    completely misjudged the concept of Hit-man. He is a silent assassin.
    Whatever his mission is, he always tried to avoid killing unnecessary
    peoples and also tried to save his bullets and money. But in the movie
    their is some unwanted violence, he kills whoever he wants. Also, in
    the game he tried to enter any area without seeing. But here, he was
    like dying to show his face. It was just like a normal action movie.
    Moreover, the story line is also very poor. ”Rupert” was unable to walk
    like ”Timothy” from the first movie. And the villain character is not
    much look like a villain at all.

  • patriedanielNovember 2, 2015Reply

    so boring and no where close to the franchise

    So agent 47 the great, the fantastic the unhuman , what the hell is
    this, i had the impression of watching a movie about metal gear solid,
    agent 47 is silent, classy, a ninja et doesn’t draw attention, in that
    movie you see him has a beast, gun blazing shooting people not giving a
    … there’s somehow a guy made out of metal god what a shame. i wasn’t
    expecting a great movie either i’m not even surprised i was bored after
    an hour watching that fake hit-man, plenty of car chase and shooting,
    are we ever gonna get a great movie game EVER ?? please don’t watch it,
    there plenty of good movie that one isn’t, i’m not giving more than one
    the action scene almost made me puke with the shaky camera , it doesn’t
    represent hit-man at all.

  • bckureraNovember 3, 2015Reply

    Very basic story line, not as good as the trailer

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  • autisticreviewersNovember 10, 2015Reply

    Autistic Reviewers opinion on this movie.

    When it comes to movies based on popular video games, a majority of
    them intend to fail and get the fanboys of the game source to rave and
    rant on what’s wrong with it and question why it was made. In this
    scenario, Hit-man: Agent 47 does stand somewhere near there, but it
    does improve on its 2nd attempt to bring the ‘silent assassin’ on
    screen in the best way possible.

    The film follows an assassin known only as Agent 47 (played by a great
    and bald Rupert Friend) who seems to team up with a woman named Hanna
    (Hannah Ware) to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of
    her ancestry. Together, they aim to take down the leader of Syndicate
    International, a terrorist group who is aiming to discover and create
    more deadly hit-man that process Hannah’s unique ability and are more
    deadly than the assassin himself.

    What makes Agent 47 so redeemable is the fact that it tries to improve
    on its plot and following the game source material than what the 2007
    adaptation did (not to mention that the casting of Timothy Olyphant is
    mixed for me), it may not have done its 100% faithfulness to be label
    how game-to-movies are made but it’s better than what most people say.
    The plot itself stays simple and is a no brainer to follow what’s
    happening, but I did feel that the movie itself ran smoothly and kept
    pace in strong hold but the 96 minute running time is still considered
    short for my tastes (hopefully in future there will be an extended cut
    of the film that could help bring the film longer).

    The casting range here may or may not seem recognisable but the cast do
    put on their best performance roles, Rupert Friend (from TV’s Homeland)
    suits better as Agent 47 than what Olyphant’s take did. Agent 47 is
    pretty much an emotionless, ruthless and yet cunning like in the game
    and Friend sticks close to that with good results. Ware makes a good
    impression as the female lead, playing a character that is searching
    for not only her past but embracing the future ahead as she learns more
    about her ‘unique’ side. Zachary Quninto plays a decent role as well
    though other reviewers say that his role was wasted, I won’t give away
    too much but he does give his best on-screen role that’s not a waste.

    Hit-man: Agent 47 is a better but not yet best game to movie adaptation
    to surface in years, Arming itself with a great choice of casting,
    direction, plot and action, the film is a worthy watch on a lazy
    afternoon and it’s a ‘leave the brain at the door’ so you can’t take it
    to be full-on serious.

    7.5/10 – Nick 6/10 – Jay

  • Prismark10November 11, 2015Reply

    The hit-man and her

    Rupert Friend has replaced Timothy Olyphant as the bar coded assassin
    in the rebooted sequel Agent 47.

    The Hit-man returns and is on the hunt for Katia van Dees, daughter of
    missing scientist Dr Litvenko who created the genetically engineered
    assassins several decades ago. Agent 47 is not the only person wanting
    to get hold of Katia. Their is a shadowy syndicate after her and
    everyone thinks she will lead them to her missing father. The syndicate
    want Dr Litvenko to produce more super- soldiers.

    Katia herself seems to have abilities to sense danger and when danger
    does arrive only Zachary Quinto’s mysterious John Smith is willing to
    help her out.

    Right from the start we have a high octane action and body count as
    Agent 47 kills people in all manner of novel ways while he goes after
    Katia. John Smith really does well to go toe to toe with him.

    It does not matter if you have never played the video games, the plot
    is just an excuse for action, killing and car chases with characters
    who stand still long enough for plot exposition and it has more holes
    than Swiss cheese.

    There is some nice bit of location shooting in Germany and Singapore.
    It really is a film to disengage the brain and watch some action and
    adventure for 90 minutes. In that sense it is an unpretentious fun
    film. I think Olyphant would had been better if he reprised the role

  • mike fernandoNovember 11, 2015Reply

    underrated action thriller!!

    When I see the ratings for both main Hit man movies (2007/2015) , I
    felt bit disappointment for their ratings. These two action thrillers
    deserve better ratings than what seen on the site. Because I’ve seen
    average movies get 7 out of 10 which supposed not to be. Plot might
    have not much to offer. But the action sequences look quite stunningly
    shot. I must say if you are follower if Hit-man movie or video game
    this is a worth of watch. Your time will not be wasted. If you still
    not confidence I would say this may even better than Liam Nesson’s u
    know or sequels of taken. As I stated in my caption this movies is
    under rated film.

  • ([email protected])November 12, 2015Reply


    I’m very much a fan of the Hit-man games and was (again) shocked by the
    sheer ignorance in this film. Obvious mistakes and plot holes were
    apparent from the first minute; things like reloading guns only when it
    looks cool, guards with their backs to the elevator, contradictions in
    speech. Lack of a credibility of the entire storyline can be forgiven,
    since it’s still a dystopian video game and don’t we all love a dame in
    distress. The disrespect director Bach shows in ignoring the very
    nature of the games (stealth) and treating the audience as idiots is
    culpable. Most of the shots seem to have been made just to look good.
    CGI was not too good but unlike the rest of the film, functional.

  • ericvrNovember 12, 2015Reply

    Great Movie: Loved it

    This is a really good movie. Great story, action and plot. You will
    really enjoy it. It should be rated much higher. please make a

    This is a really good movie. Great story, action and plot. You will
    really enjoy it. It should be rated much higher. please make a

    This is a really good movie. Great story, action and plot. You will
    really enjoy it. It should be rated much higher. please make a

    This is a really good movie. Great story, action and plot. You will
    really enjoy it. It should be rated much higher. please make a

    This is a really good movie. Great story, action and plot. You will
    really enjoy it. It should be rated much higher. please make a

  • dreamgavinoNovember 13, 2015Reply

    Perfect time killer

    This movie is not perfect, but it’s not horrible either.

    Friend’s portrayal is perfectly acceptable (especially the action
    sequences which he nailed). He has a very intriguing presence. Hannah
    is subtly mesmerizing. The pacing of the story is perfect. Not too
    fast, but not too slow either. No boring unnecessary sequences. While
    the dialogue is a bit lacking in terms of depth, it’s acceptable in
    terms of conciseness and clarity. The director is on point with almost
    every scene.

    It wasn’t groundbreaking, but I was actually ”on the hook” enough to
    make me want to finish it all the way to the end.

    If you like action movies, yep this is a great time killer.

  • Christopher SmithNovember 16, 2015Reply

    Decent time waster

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  • pumqvqNovember 17, 2015Reply

    Boring and Confusing but an good action movie.

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  • Alexandru AscanuNovember 18, 2015Reply

    The Director Does NOT Understand 47

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  • biyuffNovember 18, 2015Reply

    Good and impressive (newbie to Hit-man)

    I give this movie an 9,5

    I haven’t watched Hit-man before, so I was exceptionally happy with
    this movie: Good storyline, unexpected plot (not that unexpected, but
    come on, how many thousands and thousands of movies aren’t out there?!)
    and good acting!

    This movie kept me entertained and retained my attention during the
    whole movie (which cannot be said about a lot of other movies), so I
    will definitely recommend this movie for those wanting a break from the
    usual horror and romance-comedy movies.

    (And no, if you have watched Hit-man before, like older versions, watch
    it to your liking… or not… I don’t care..)

  • tgchanNovember 22, 2015Reply

    tgchan says NO~!!! /

    5.8/10 from 28,215 users, I know it will be bad… but I cannot help it…
    I have to watch it~! I have grew up with the love for the original
    game. Unfortunately, some people like to take advantage of the fame of
    good games, and make bad films, pulling many original fans into a
    pitfall. I feel like a moth flying towards a fire… will I get burnt?

    6 minutes – terrible… not even one game had such ridiculous action
    going on… + 47 doesn’t even remotely look like the original

    8 minutes – another scene looks like a copy of John Wick (2014) but it
    is much more cringe-worthy

    15 minutes – WTF is this s*** Aleksander Bach should be banned from the
    film industry… the guy has no clue…

    51 minutes – I have decided to watch this film despite of the negative
    ratings, in hope that I can say something good for a change… but I
    really cannot. It feels like a mixture of Terminator/Resident
    Evil/Matrix films, but only when you take everything what is bad from

    1h 10minutes – the main character is quite likable, even when he
    doesn’t have much in common with 47…

    If I would rate it solely, on how truthfully they have presented agent
    47 from the games, the rating would be -4 /10… Terrible from the
    beginning to the very end, avoid like a poo.

    tgchan’s rating: 4 /10

  • Marc d'EntremontNovember 23, 2015Reply

    Status Update? Mission Failed.

    Trained and genetically engineered to be the ultimate killing machine,
    one agent will stop at nothing to put an end to a corporation’s plans
    of creating an army of super assassins.

    Award-winning Polish music video director Aleksander Bach makes his
    debut to the big screen with his first full-length feature film,
    Hit-man: Agent 47, a ”modern” reboot of the infamous 2007 video game
    adaption Hit-man. Is it just me, or does it feel kind of silly to be
    rebooting a mostly forgettable film that’s not even that old yet? Not
    that I hated the original, but I certainly never had the craving to
    watch it ever again. Obviously this raises a pretty obvious question:
    why did I bother watching this new Hit-man film in the first place? To
    be quite honest… I have no clue. I suppose I often feel the need to
    give critically panned films a fighting chance as some of these
    underdogs end up becoming some of my most loved flicks. Take Neil
    Blomkamp’s Chappie or the hilariously epic ’90s slapstick comedy
    Beverly Hills Ninja for instance. Nevertheless, I have to agree with
    the bulk of the critics this time around. Despite having an
    unquestionably talented cast, this latest action flick doesn’t really
    offer enough memorable moments worth mentioning.

    Hit-man: Agent 47 carries itself with cold and violent force,
    effortlessly keeping a straight face throughout, but that’s not
    necessarily a compliment. Where the action sequences prevail, the
    yawn-inspiring script continuously sets things up for failure. Action
    without depth is like a grilled cheese without the cheese: dry, bland,
    and easily crumbles from its lack of integrity. Served with an
    unimpressive side of ”thin plot” and a tall glass of ”0.5 % character
    development,” Agent 47 clearly failed to satisfy this action

    Maybe if I would have played the video games that this film’s loosely
    based on, I would have appreciated this live-action adaption a little
    more. Judging by most fans of the games themselves though, it sounds
    like they’re genuinely disappointed with the misguided adaption of
    their beloved character, 47. Perhaps it’s time studios give the green
    light only to directors who’re actual gamers that have at least played
    the games the movies are based on. This certainly paid off in the
    recent Crackle original Dead Rising: Watchtower. But what’s done is
    done, and from this poor attempt to reboot a potential Hit-man film
    franchise, I’m betting we won’t be seeing any sequels in the near

  • cheighleeNovember 23, 2015Reply

    Actually not that horrible

    I was expecting Terminator – Genysis (Genisys? Genesys? Whatever) level
    of awfulness and franchise disrespect but in the end, this movie was
    just a random action movie branded with Hit-man trademark.

    The main problem of this movie is that it’s nothing like Hit-man games
    and Agent 47 is an action killing machine and not a calculated and
    resourceful stealth assassin. Yeah, there are hints here and there, but
    most of the movie was generic shooting everything and everybody with
    few chasing scenes slapped in for a good measure.

    But, it has nice set pieces and in the end, it’s just an OK action
    movie, unfortunately marketed as a Hit-man movie. Story is just rushed
    and not that important, plus – characters are pretty shallow. Although,
    movie did have some bright moments, brief, but they were there.

    It’s not that bad but it is an ”don’t expect much” action movie. I’m
    not a huge Hit-man fan but I do have a strong respect for the series
    and what it did for nonlinear and stealth game play in video games. But
    even like that I approached this movie as an action movie and nothing
    more. And in that case it’s a flimsy 6, but if you watch it strictly as
    a hardcore Hit-man movie, then it’s 5, maybe even lower, depends on
    your emotional state of distress at the moment.

    All that being said, Hit-man is in a bit of a dry place as a franchise
    these past years. Here, they did laid some groundwork for a sequel but
    having it that the movie bombed pretty hard at the box office, I doubt
    we’ll see anything like it in a near future. In any case, surprisingly,
    I don’t see this movie as a complete failure and a waste of respectable
    brand. There are things that can make it better in a potential sequel,
    be it movie or maybe even better – a TV show continuation from this
    movie. I guess we’ll never know.

  • WoodBangers EntertainmentNovember 23, 2015Reply

    just another slow action movie

    Hit-man: Agent 47 is a fairly well put together action film, nothing
    extremely great to pint out other than the fact it’s great for action
    film lovers. The acting is very average and the story plays out like
    any other action based film. The graphic were probably the best feature
    of the movie, and the story-line for the most part is pretty tightly
    done for a film of this genre.

    I did enjoy watching Hit-man: Agent 47 and actually bought the film to
    add to my digital collection because it did give the game itself a
    better feeling to play afterwards. Fairly done film, and of course I’d
    watch it again.

  • vaguekillerNovember 24, 2015Reply

    Hit-man: Rating – Armed Madman

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  • Arthur VandelayNovember 28, 2015Reply

    Simply awful

    This is the second installment of a hit-man movie. I guess we all hoped
    for something better this time, despite the trailers obviously showed
    the casting agency worked even worse this time.

    Once again we got fed with a simple, boring, pointless action movie.
    This might have been good enough for 3 points out of ten. Considering
    the franchise and all the story and character development that was done
    over the years, its a complete disappointment.

    Makes you wonder why they buy the rights to the franchise and make a
    movie. It should at least please the fan base, instead its a worthless
    piece of trash to anyone.

    But to be less of a fan-boy, even in its prime scenes its hardly
    mediocre. the storyline is pure bull and the actors can’t be considered
    acting. All bad, Uwe Boll bad, maybe even worse.

  • JeniaDecember 2, 2015Reply

    Not pleasant sights

    If you are hit-man video game fan , avoid , please avoid this movie.
    Its one of these that would have been a total trash and waste of time
    if it wasn’t based on something successful.I just cant understand how ,
    with the fact that the actors are good actors and the plot is a plot
    you can work with , they managed to mess this up.I won’t lie , it is
    way better then the previous hit-man but the previous one is not much
    of a competition to run against.bottom line , this movie is a total
    trash and nothing could save it , not the decent actors and not the
    medium level CGI effects , i don’t recommend it because it a total
    waste of time and money.

  • Kevin Lea DaviesDecember 3, 2015Reply

    Another Video Game suffers the Cinematic overhaul

    If you’re anything like me, you get really excited when they bring your
    favorite gaming title to the big screen (personally, I’m still waiting
    for Zelda).

    Then there is that moment you think to yourself… ”But what if it

    Well without ranting away on why video games always suck when they come
    to cinema (Super Mario Bros, Resident Evil, Doom, Silent Hill, Prince
    of Persia, Max Payne, Mortal Kombat… actually I loved that one when I
    was 9), Hit-man unfortunately suffers from the same curse.

    Let’s just look at the film for a moment. First off, the film tries to
    set up the premise of the whole Hit-man franchise in about… 2
    minutes. The problem with the sped up back story is that you have no
    time to digest this massive amount of plot… I know what you’re
    thinking, ”But they already covered that in the FIRST Hit-man movie
    with Timothy Olyphant!!!” Well hold on there a second. These movies are
    not even related. The plot for the first film in 2007 has nothing to do
    with this one. The only relationship is the title character with the
    bar-code tattoo and a murderous skill set. It would have been better
    just to make THIS movie based on the first 5 minutes of the film. It
    would have made a much better plot than the rest of this rubbish.

    Action wise… yeah okay it’s cool watching him shoot a bunch of
    people, but after his 100th kill it’s a bit repetitive. 1 shot… 1
    kill… repeat… blah.

    Personally, I think it suffers the same problem as every other video
    game adaptation. In a game you control what happens, you bond with your
    characters, and you have to live (or die) by the consequences of your
    actions. This is just… forcing you to bear witness to a single series
    of events that are so… FORCEFULLY action-packed that you get bored
    pretty quick.

    I suggest dusting off the old ps2, playing the games, and discovering
    why Agent 47 is such a bad ass. It’s his silent kills that make him
    such a bad ass anyway.

  • Reno RanganDecember 4, 2015Reply

    A complete action pack, with not so popular actors.

    This is the second version, or we could say the reboot after the 2007
    film did not receive well. This should have been a franchisee with at
    least 3-4 films by now. It’s very clear that something is not working
    out for it. As for this film, there are several issues. But fairly did
    at the box office, which is poor for an action film like this. From the
    director who had never worked on any project before and the writers
    with good experiences.

    The money was well spent, the production quality was so good, then what
    is the trouble? Well, my first point out is the casting. Preferably
    someone top star who can pull the crowd into the cinema halls. Perhaps
    Jason Statham would have been a better choice, after Paul Walter’s
    death who was suppose to play the lead. I’m not denying, but Rupert
    Friend was very good in the replace. But my point is there’s no star
    value in this project, especially for the foreign markets, these lead
    stars are the strangers.

    The other drawbacks are, this film rated R, which is utterly pointless.
    Because there are no kisses, no sexy outfits, or drugs consumption, but
    only violence and gore which are mostly CGI works. Could you believe
    what the films are turned out to be nowadays. LOL. Though, I enjoyed
    the action sequences, so I can’t thumb down and it does not enough to
    me to thumb up as well. Decent story with a speedy narration.
    Definitely an average film. Never seen Singapore better than in this
    film before. You could watch it for the time-pass and for the stunts,
    or in a situation when there are no other options available.


  • Lacho_7December 10, 2015Reply

    Disappointed deeply.

    As a Hit-man games series, I simply don’t understand how IO Interactive
    lets the image of a legendary character of 47 ruined by some 2nd degree
    Hollywood people. Instead of trying to make him look like a hero, make
    him a super villain, ”the bad guy” to create the real image of 47.
    Nowadays villains are more attractive people in action movies if you
    can create a good image.

    And please, no more Zachary Quinto. This guy is no actor… Better
    casting is needed.

    Still, I was smiling when I some scenes from the game series. 5/10 is
    because I love 47.


  • sideriteDecember 11, 2015Reply

    I have not played the game. I still didn’t like the movie.

    It felt like the team that made the Resident Evil films- another failed
    attempt to turn a game into a movie – has worked on this as well. It is
    an Apple-style, gun kata, Matrix derived, James Bond cloning, CGI
    filled, Resident Evil sequel.

    I wanted to watch it because I like Rupert Friend in Homeland. He did
    not disappoint, but neither did he blow my mind. It is clear that he
    needs better direction than the one time director Aleksander Bach could
    provide. Zachary Quinto does a decent job as well, considering the
    script. Hannah Ware is… cute and has a British accent. That’s about

    I could waste time telling you about the story, but it is rather silly
    and obvious. Even the twists, you see them coming from miles away. I
    think one thing only explains the film better than any review: Jürgen
    Prochnow gets less screen time than Angelababy in this movie. Yeah, I
    had to google her, too.

  • TdSmth5December 13, 2015Reply

    What’s not to like?

    In the intro credits we learn how the Agent came about and that the
    main researcher vanished at some point. His daughter is the key to
    finding him, and the Syndicate is eager to find him to restart the

    The daughter Katia, now an attractive adult is herself looking for her
    father, but she also seems to have heightened senses if not downright
    clairvoyance. A guy named Smith approaches her and tells her that
    someone is after her and offers protection. And indeed, Agent 47 shows
    up shooting up the place and fighting with Smith. They manage to escape
    and Katia reveals her research on her father to Smith, based on intel
    he shares, she thinks she known where he is. 47 shows up again and
    shoots Smith. There is a revelation about Katia identity and her
    relationship to 47. Now both 47 and Katia join forces to find the
    father as Smith and his goons are out to get them and the dad as well.

    In the process there are car chases, plenty of fights and shootouts.
    They do find the old man who eventually is grabbed by the Syndicates
    boss, someone many agents have failed to eliminate. Will 47 succeed
    with the help of Katia and her dad?

    First things first. Gamers by now should have leaned that video games
    don’t make good source material for movies, hence most movie
    adaptations are poor. Except that Hit-man: Agent 47 is very good.
    Still, as reviews here show, gamers aren’t satisfied and they never
    will be. And that’s fine. The game is a game, the movie is a movie. I
    don’t care whether this is faithful or not, or whether it conforms to
    someone’s fantasy of the games. As an action movie Hit-man: Agent 47 is
    very satisfying. You have a very strong cast in Friend, Ware, Hinds,
    Kretschmann. Now the problem is that few actors can pull off the bald
    look–Olyphant didn’t, Friend does it a little better but he’s still
    not the ideal Hit-man, despite being a great actor. Ware does a good
    job as the girl who unwillingly and unwittingly finds herself thrust in
    the role of an action heroine. But once she pulls her lovely hair back,
    it’s on. Hinds is always great, and reminded me here a bit of DeNiro.

    The story is strong and offers some surprises. The movie is very
    stylish, in the typical German modern style. All the fight scenes are
    good and thrilling, but they are not as loud as American fights. And
    it’s surprising when a punch isn’t accompanied by the usual excessively
    loud sound of cabbage being beaten.

    In the end, I wanted more Hit-man: Agent 47, a longer movie that could
    have clarified the story a bit more, more fights, more stunts. This
    movie compared to most action movies these days is far more restrained
    in its ambitions. And that’s fine. 47 and Katia make a great pair for
    future sequels.

  • Moeez SaleemDecember 14, 2015Reply

    An awful rendition of the beautiful Hit-man Saga

    If you plan to watch this movie because you are a fan of the awesome
    Hit-man game series, then don’t. Hit-man: Agent 47 does not even
    remotely grasp the essence of the actual hit-man. The actual hit-man is
    not a super human gun slinger but is a SILENT ASSASSIN who resorts to
    assassinating his targets in a very discrete way. And therefore this
    movie has miserably failed to do justice to the Hit-man. Rupert Fiend
    is a good actor but imagine how it would have been if the producers had
    tried David Bateson with his characteristic Agent 47 voice over. This
    movie seemed more like an advertisement of Audi or a bollywood flick
    where the protagonist can just about achieve anything. Agent 47’s
    signature Fibre wire and silver-ballers have been used in vain. If
    only, the makers of had adopted the plot of Hit-man absolution they
    would have fared much better. Also the music/score accentuate the
    shortcomings of this title. A better option would be to hire the
    absolution sound team or better yet Jesper Kyd, who worked on the
    initial titles of the games. A Chinese Diana from the agency????
    Srsly!!!! An utter disappointment for the Hit-man Fans.

  • damianrgbgDecember 16, 2015Reply

    not even average

    First of all: the movie has very very little in common with the game.
    Above all: where are the scenes which contain the MAIN idea of the
    game: dress up as another person and walk through security areas being
    unrecognized? There is one scene which is about 10 seconds long, that’s
    all. If you played Hit-man: Codename 47 then you have a completely
    different atmosphere in the game than in this movie.I played all
    Hit-man games and would really wish that some director would make a
    Hit-man movie worth this legendary game-series. Nothing about this
    movie is even average. I am honestly speechless… maybe after some
    beer this movie might be watchable as a standalone trash-movie, thats

    Well, i think it’s time to listen now to the real Hitman:Codename47
    soundtrack in order to shake away all this 96-min.-disappointment

  • 851222December 17, 2015Reply

    Shallow and uninvolving

    Greetings from Lithuania.

    ”Hitman: Agent 47” (2015) is a very poor action nonsense. It is not
    involving, not impressive, not interesting and many things more of
    ”not”. For what it is, it’s not worth your time or money. It is more
    like live action cartoon. Rupert Friend was by many more menacing in
    ”Homeland” then in this flick. The movie lacks also any kind of humour
    – to have this kinda nonsense plot you have throw some humour because
    you can be deadly serious when having this kind of plot and premise.

    Overall, ”Hitman: Agent 47” is even worse then it predecessor. It has
    only one more or less cool scene which is in interrogation room, but it
    lacks only for ~3 min. Wheter you like the game or not, this movie best
    to avoid by any cause.

  • loevwDecember 19, 2015Reply

    It is what an action movie should be

    Ever since I have seen the Matrix, which is my favourite movie of all
    time, I don’t expect much from action films, and keep my bar relatively
    low, except for Marvel movies. Given that, I think this movie was one
    of the best action flicks I had the pleasure to enjoy at the cinema in
    2015. I should add that I have never played the video game. People are
    always bound to be disappointed when they try to compare books or games
    to films.

    I don’t expect an action movie to be believable, or to have a great
    plot. I just want a confident character with superior fighting skills
    who takes out the bad guys, and a little bit of ”what’s going to happen
    next?” even if I can guess most of the time.

    So if you are an action fan like me, ignore what everyone is saying and
    watch this movie. You will be entertained.

  • Aryan VermaDecember 20, 2015Reply

    Not as bad as criticized. CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS.

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  • 1bilboDecember 21, 2015Reply

    Nowhere as good as original Hit-man.

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  • Zahid M Guxgoj'thDecember 22, 2015Reply

    I understand the hate but its still completely watchable

    I loved the hit-man movies, they are amazing and I play all of them. I
    know in every way how this movie couldn’t and wouldn’t respect the
    things that are essential for making a perfect Hit-man experience. If
    your looking for a Hit-man game like experience with sneaking and
    planning. Don’t expect it. But its a an OK Action movie. The pasing is
    good, it was fun at points. And as I said, It is definitely not a
    perfect action movie, it was just OK. Perfect for a late night watch
    and I would definitely not call it a waste of time. I don’t know what
    to say more then that, if you’re looking for a short review to see
    before you watch to movie if its worth it. Ill tell you its worth it.

  • KineticSeoulDecember 23, 2015Reply

    Not really worth a rental, but it wouldn’t be a awful rental

    Although it ain’t saying much but the 2007 version is better than this
    one. And it’s not only because you get to see Olga Kurylenko topless
    either. It seemed like they actually put some effort into the 2007
    version of ”Hitman” the movie. This one just seemed like a cheap
    attempt. Just about every potential in this movie is wasted, such as
    Zachary Quinto. The whole thing suffers from Paul W. S. Anderson’s
    direction when it comes to video game to movie form. Except it doesn’t
    stray that far from the source material. Audiences that doesn’t know
    about ”Hitman” video games will find this movie odd for negative
    reasons. And the gamers that know about this video game franchise will
    be left disappointed. Because the actor that plays Agent 47 does not
    resemble 47 besides the shaved head. And the way Agent 47 does things
    in the video game is very very different. Kind of like how Paul W. S.
    Anderson took a survival horror game into a straight up kung-fu action
    movie with bullet time and people pulling off ”The Matrix” maneuvers.
    Watching this was like watching a crappy version of ”The Terminator”.
    On a positive note, maybe it’s because this movie is just 1 hour and 30
    minutes but the characters weren’t really annoying but they are still
    easily forgettable. The hand to hand fight choreography was choppy but
    alright as well. However I was just checking my watch throughout this
    whole mess of a film, even though I try to give it a shot and see the
    positive aspects of it. I have just seen way way better action movies
    over this one. The whole premise and direction is lame and for a movie
    that actually made it to theaters, the CGI in this is really bad.
    Especially for a movie that made it to theaters in 2015. It’s not
    really worth a rental, but it wouldn’t be a awful rental.


  • Tony Heck ([email protected])December 24, 2015Reply

    Better then the first one but still doesn’t hit the same excitement as the video game series does.

    ”We determine who we are by what we do.” The genetically engineered
    assassin program has resulted in perfect killing machines. Agent 47
    (Friend) is the most advanced result but someone wants to improve upon
    him. His mission is to stop anyone from finding the formula, at any
    cost. I have to start by saying I was not a fan of the original Hit-man
    movie and was a little hesitant about watching this one. I will admit
    that this one was better then the old one. On the other hand the story
    wasn’t all that exciting and when the action wasn’t happening it
    started to drag a little. The action was really exciting and inventive
    in some areas and the movie is worth watching for that but it just
    needed less time in between the excitement to keep it moving. Overall,
    better then the first one but still doesn’t hit the same excitement as
    the video game series does. Much like the Fantastic Four series this is
    one franchise that they just can’t seem to get right. I give it a C+.

  • gradyharpDecember 31, 2015Reply

    ‘We determine who we are by what we do.’

    When will the fascination and obsession with killing stop? It is in the
    television series, games children play, and movies. Assassins and hit
    men/women are the toast of the town, and if that is you cup of tea you
    will love this movie.

    Written by Skip Woods and Michael Finch, Hit-man: AGENT 47 as directed
    by Alexsander Bach centers on an elite assassin (Rupert Friend) who was
    genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing
    machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode
    tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of
    research and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with
    unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest
    target is a mega- corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent
    47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his
    own. Teaming up with a young woman Katia (Hannah Ware) who may hold the
    secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47
    confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in
    an epic battle with his deadliest foe (Zachary Quinto) in an attempt to
    find Katia’s father (Ciarán Hinds).

    Rupert Friend, still appealing as a leading man with a shaved head,
    fills the role well and the cinematography of all the impossible
    special effects is impressive. The ending is a bit on the sappy side –
    but maybe that will be altered for the next episode (which by public
    demand for this ilk will likely come soon).

  • WilbertoSilvaJanuary 1, 2016Reply

    Yet another quick cash in on a game franchise…

    As with the first ‘Hitman’ movie, this one falls into the same trap.
    It’s all over the top, constant action. Now, that’s all well and good
    if you’re into that sort of thing, but anyone going into these movies
    as fans of the games, prepare to be extremely disappointed. The entire
    point of the series of games was to remain unseen, only engage people
    when necessary, get in, eliminate the target, and get out again with
    minimal fuss. This (and the first) movie are the exact opposite.
    Obviously a ploy by the makers to cash in on the name and make a cheap
    buck off of fans of the games. Don’t even get me started on the awful
    casting and the fact they couldn’t even make 47 look completely bald,
    rather than just the shaved head look…

    It’s another ‘Resident Evil’ situation, for me. Instead of the taut,
    tense horror/thriller, we got CGI, over the top nonsense with zombies
    thrown in. They acquire the rights to these titles and make the worst
    possible movie versions.

    Fassbender is up next in Assassin’s Creed, at least he already brings
    some credibility to it, I hope they stay true to the source material,
    by God they need to.

  • susanaferreira27January 1, 2016Reply

    Omg really?

    If this as nothing to do with the game please do not name it Hit-man.

    The firts second the actor who plays 47 appears i just stop watching
    the film, its so wrong wrong. The story is crappy the action typical of
    bad movie.

    Is it possible there is no actor,who is not A list that can play this
    char, blank face and shaved head, come on there is a video game to be
    based on it.There will be only, one Hit-man movie tha will be good,and
    as to be produce and write by someone who loves and understands the
    game. If the game is so sucefull, why this movies aren’t made by the
    game company.

  • law-turleyJanuary 7, 2016Reply

    Enjoyable action movie that doesn’t deserve such a crummy overall rating…

    I’ll keep this short. I’ve never played the Hit-man games or seen the
    other movie. I have absolutely no interest in the idea of a movie
    spawned from a video game, in my experience that’s a fools errand. I
    can count the number of watchable game/movies I’ve seen on one hand,
    and could fill a car boot with the ones I’ve seen that were execrable
    cr*p. Thankfully ‘Hitman 47’ is part of the former group.

    It’s fun, fast-paced, full of great action sequences, car chases,
    fights and sh*t getting blown up in public places. It has great
    locations and some humour. Zachary Quinto is awesome and more than a
    bit creepy – especially starting out as he does seeming like the
    romantic hero – and Hannah Ware isn’t too dusty either. Rupert Friend
    however is superbly watchable as 47. Physically beautiful and superbly
    kickass, he gives the character of 47 a subtle undercurrent of pathos
    that allows you to actually give a toss, despite his seeming lack of
    personality. I watched ‘Spectre’ a few days before I saw this and am
    amazed at how this, far smaller and less explosive movie managed to
    succeed in ways that the mighty Bond franchise entirely fell down,
    number one being the fact that it was entertaining without being
    insanely misogynistic.

    It’s no ‘Bourne Identity’ but it’s a fun pacey action movie for when
    you’re in the mood for just such fare. And 7/10 for not throwing in a
    gratuitous sex scene somewhere, even though we all wanted it 😛

  • ericzillazilloJanuary 8, 2016Reply

    Nonsense ethics, bad guy clichés, clean action

    Hit-man is about a bio-engineered hit-man who… what? Look. There are
    problems with the film’s storyline. In the beginning, it bears too much
    resemblance to a video game where there is literally a tutorial mission
    (sorry, I mean ”scene”).

    Then the film commits what I view as the cardinal sin of having
    supposedly intelligent bad guys do stupid things, although they do try
    to justify it with ”duh arrogance”.

    However, the action in this movie is fantastic, and ultimately that is
    the context this movie should be viewed in. Within the context of
    bioengineered killers, I am absolutely delighted with the precise
    (though obviously choreographed) shooting where superhuman shooters
    dispatch of their enemies cleanly, never missing their shot – which is
    what I EXPECT to happen if you’re telling me some guy is a highly
    trained magical cyborg unicorn enhanced murderer.

    Given that the film is based on a video game, the action happening is
    consistent with the rules of the universe – no bullet feels unaccounted
    for by the film-makers.

    Where the film really falls short is its discussion of ethics.
    Bioengineering killers for profit is wrong, obviously, because both
    greed and murder are wrong. However, while the film manages to depict
    engineered superhuman abilities as being sometimes worthwhile to have,
    the dialogue never once considers the possibility that enhancing
    ordinary people may not be such a bad idea.

    Oh yeah, also, ******* Audi product placements. Still overall if you
    like it when a supposedly perfect killer actually performs perfectly,
    this is the film to see.

  • adonis98-743-186503January 9, 2016Reply

    Logic? Where we going we don’t need Logic

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  • Bob RutzelJanuary 13, 2016Reply

    Every Bit as Good as Timothy Olyphant’s Hit-man

    Genetically engineered Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) needs to find Katia
    (Hannah Ware) the daughter of Dr Litvenkoi (Ciaran Hinds) the creator
    of these special agents so that she will lead him to her father
    (Litvenko) who will lead him to bad guy Le Clerq (Thomas Kretschmann)
    who wants to amass an army of these super agents. Agent 47 needs to
    insure any program to create these agents is destroyed.

    This is every bit as good as the Hit-man movie with Timothy Olyphant
    and that was terrific. Yes, this is based upon a video game, but there
    is a story in here with many twists. Of course, we like Agent 47 taking
    out all bad guys and even some good guys (say what?) in a police
    station. We are intrigued and like the relationship between Agent 47
    and Katia, who has a secret within her that she is unaware of. Oh, oh,
    what could it be? No worries as Agent 47 tells her what that secret is
    and we are off to the races….. so to speak.

    Some of the stunts – CGI or otherwise – are simply almost unbelievable:
    Agent 47’s get-a-way car being harpooned (being what?) in a busy city
    intersection is probably the best one. The stunts throughout do not
    disappoint and there are many of them. Yeaaaaay! (are you forgetting
    about the helicopter going through a hi-rise office building windows?)

    Zachary Quinto does a very good job as John Smith who also needs to
    find Katia and kill Agent 47. Perhaps the best lines in here: John
    Smith: ” If you give me what I want, I will leave your daughter in
    peace.” Litvenko: ”If I give you what you want, there will be no

    A nice touch is seeing some very good scenery and buildings in

    A special shout out must go to Rupert Friend. We saw him as CIA Agent
    Peter Quinn in the TV show Homeland and wondered if he would get a shot
    at being a James Bond type in the future. We now have our answer:
    Yeaaaay! He is every bit as good as Timothy Olyphant was in the 2007
    Hit-man movie. Kudos.

    But talk about a special shout-out, we cannot overlook Hannah Ware as
    Katia. She is beautiful, can act, and can fight too. Hey, she has her
    moments. You really need to know the secret Agent 47 told her about.
    Did I give something away? Hmmm……does not matter. She is fantastic.

    The very last scenes give us hope for sequels. Yeaaaaay !!! (9/10)

    Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Some, not much.

  • mcroadsJanuary 14, 2016Reply

    Hit-man:agent 47 review

    Hit-man:agent 47 is a great action movie and is the best video game
    movie in years. because I know there are a lot of bad ones. But this
    one is different from them. The plot is about an agent program that has
    these killing lethal killing machines but then the government demanded
    the creators to destroy it and to destroy every robot. But one of them
    survives and that is agent 47. Agent 47 is finding the creator’s
    daughter and it’s up to them to put a stop to the agent program once
    and for all. It has a wonderful script, well made action scenes, and
    great soundtrack. This film does not disappoint. And I can’t wait for a
    sequel and future films the director will make. Hopefully maybe a new
    Lara croft movie. Have fun watching Hit-man.

  • Juha MarttilaJanuary 18, 2016Reply

    You should watch the other one, seriously

    This is a great, big, steaming pile of tripe on your plate, so make of
    it what you will. If you like it, I won’t hold it against you.
    Personally, I thought it was insultingly stupid at times, at least when
    it wasn’t completely screwing the original character over. When they
    started harpooning cars, I just threw my hands up and said: ”I give
    up!” Please, no more of this. It. Was. Awful.

    Mr. Friend, Mr. Kretschmann or Mr. Hinds aren’t to blame. They
    delivered their parts with their usual professionalism. Mr. Quinto was
    okay too.

    If you want to see a decent movie about Agent 47, watch ”Hitman”,
    starring Timothy Olyphant. That movie is much better and much ‘closer
    to home’, so to speak.

    47 is an assassin, not a superhero, or even a hero, for that matter.

    Just an assassin.

  • NightfireJanuary 22, 2016Reply

    Entertaining Watch

    I really enjoyed this film. I haven’t played much of the game, however
    the movie is entertaining.

    The acting is good. The effects are pretty cool. The plot is good
    enough to keep you interested. The action is enjoyable. It’s
    choreographed fairly well, and the car chase scene was pretty awesome.
    There are a few points of humor. I don’t know if they were intentional
    or not, but we got a few laughs.

    If you’re looking for an enjoyable action film, this one is worth a
    mention. We got into the movie and will probably see the next one if
    there is one.

  • pithackJanuary 24, 2016Reply

    High potential of the franchise utterly wasted

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  • Peter Pluymers ([email protected])January 25, 2016Reply

    Brainless violence, excessive slow motion and no story at all … Does that sound like a video game ?

    ”We determine who we are by what we do.”

    Before, when I had no responsibilities and enough time in the evening,
    I was hopelessly addicted to playing video games. Many hours I spent
    behind my monitor slogging myself through all sorts of levels.
    Wondering what would follow. I had this relentless drive to improve
    myself on all fronts. Nowadays, I can’t bring myself to stare at a
    screen for hours as an addict. On the one hand I don’t have the time
    anymore and on the other hand I don’t feel like doing that anymore. But
    I do get excited every time there’s an attempt to make a film
    adaptation of a video game. The meager attempts there have been to date
    (and somewhat successful in my opinion) are for me the ”Tomb Raider”
    and ”Resident Evil” franchise. But still there’s something subtle
    missing in those movies when you compare them with their console
    version. Perhaps it’s because you don’t have control over it and must
    undergo it. Perhaps the reason is plain simple. Maybe video games
    aren’t suitable for screen adaptations.

    What about this Hit-man film? Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the
    original film from 2007. So I have no clue how bad or good that was.
    And I don’t know what comparables there are with this version of
    ”Hit-man : Agent 47”. Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) is a cold-blooded,
    dispassionate secret agent who is a kind of reincarnation of Neo, mixed
    with John Wick and ”The Equalizer”. Fearless, intelligent, very fast
    and deadly. On the cover you see a bald, unemotional man in a sleek
    black suit and a red tie, holding two dangerous looking guns. A
    genetically engineered assassin, originating from the laboratory of Dr.
    Pitor Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds). Apparently everybody is looking for
    Litvenko. But all have their own reasons to find him. Agent 47 is
    looking for the abandoned daughter Katia (Hannah Ware). His task is to
    eliminate her, so that the ”Syndicate International” can’t use her to
    track Litvenko. This organization wants to restart the Agent program.

    ”Hit-man: Agent 47” is nothing more than a series of action-packed
    scenes full of meaningless violent confrontations with a rather weak
    storyline. The violence is abundant and waves of extreme skirmishes hit
    you continuously. At those moments you’ll witness the superhuman
    features like for instance a sub-dermal titanium body armor (yep). In
    addition, there’s excessive use of slow-motion effects. Not exactly
    innovative. So don’t expect a complicated story. It’s all pretty
    predictable and simplistic. You can’t say the dialogs are intelligent
    or interesting.The characters can be seen as very sterile. But claiming
    Rupert Friend just shows a total lack of emotion and nothing else, is
    kind of ridiculous, since this is a key feature of Agent 47. This
    manipulated agent can’t comprehend the concept of emotions.

    Hit-man provides amusement and brings mindless entertainment, but as a
    whole it’s anything but a real hit.

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  • ricmetalsterJanuary 27, 2016Reply


    there’s movies that are so bad, they become good. this is not one of
    them. terrible, watered down attempts at insightful intelligent
    thoughts is how i’d categorize this movie script’s supposedly high
    points. it’s story is less interesting as the story of how an
    un-smeared steaming dog turd in the middle on a busy street has
    maintained intact. acting reflects the story, uninteresting. as to
    respecting the character and it’s origins, it’s obvious the writers
    have no idea, or do not care. bottom line, i’ve spent more time
    interested in no-brainer eating competitions than in this movie.
    mediocre, at best.

  • view_and_reviewJanuary 30, 2016Reply

    It Was A Video Game

    Action movies have evolved into an artistic expression of killing.
    Except that the art is that of a five year old’s finger painting.
    Efficiently kill when it is necessary and choose the most far-fetched
    elaborate means of killing when efficiency is too boring. What we get
    is a flimsy plot, putrid dialog, and contrived excuses for showing us
    the latest trick someone learned with his CGI program. An orgy of
    explosions, gunfire, car chases and choreographed fight scenes.
    Occasionally there will be some nudity but ”Hitman: Agent 47” opted not
    to be so cliché.

    Judging by what I’ve said so far you’d think I hate action flicks. Not
    so. I loved the Terminators, Die Hards, Predator, and…. There I go
    dating myself. It’s just that as much as CGI has added to film making
    it has hurt almost equally as much. I know that there is some suspended
    disbelief in action films but how much of my brain do you want me to
    switch off?

    So the question remains: where do we go from here? There are only so
    many laws of physics we can break. Come on, we have to be believable.

  • Edgar Allan PoohJanuary 30, 2016Reply

    Beware of driving or getting near an Audi car . . .

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  • smsennaFebruary 1, 2016Reply

    Solid Action Movie

    I found Hit-man Agent 47 to be a very solid action movie. Personally.
    I’m not a ”gamer” and not familiar with who ”Agent 47” is in video
    games, etc… and I’ve read plenty of reviews here on IMDb, on this
    movie and have found that the negative reviews, are coming from people
    that seem to be ”gamers” are low balling this movie for some game
    related connections. Again, I’m not a gamer, I am rating this movie on
    it’s pure content, acting, plot, etc… which I think is fair. And I
    find this to be a terrific action movie, well acted and suspenseful.
    It’s a thrill ride from start to finish! A decent follow up from the
    first movie. I’d love to see another Hit-man film.

  • seacoceanFebruary 6, 2016Reply

    Loved this action movie

    Agent 47 is one bad dude! Even though I had not seen most of the actors
    before, I thoroughly enjoyed the fast moving action, special effects
    and graphics. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The story
    line was suspenseful and the acting was better than most in this genre.
    The stunts in this film were among the best I’ve ever seen. The filming
    and clarity of the audio was also excellent. I sure hope there will be
    some sequels, I want more. And I really think that Zachary Quinto may
    have found a new calling, I totally hope to see more action films in
    his future. In fact, maybe a James Bond role? All in all, IMHO, this is
    a must see if you are a die hard action film buff.

    I can only imagine that some of the bad reviews are due to the movie
    not resembling a video game or the series, which I have seen neither.
    My opinion is based solely on the merits of the movie itself.

  • leonblackwoodFebruary 6, 2016Reply

    Surprisingly quite good! 5/10

    Review: I really wasn’t expecting that much from this movie because
    there wasn’t much hype when it was originally released but it actually
    wasn’t that bad. The action scenes were pretty impressive and the
    storyline was detailed and put together well. Rupert Friend was the
    perfect choice for Agent 47 and Hannah Ware put her new found abilities
    to good use but it seemed very straight laced and to the point. Rupert
    Friend plays Agent 47, whose an genetically enhanced super soldier
    created by Doctor Pitor Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds). The Russian
    geneticist, disappears before the completion of the Agents project and
    leaves behind his daughter, Katia (Hannah Ware) who is being hunted
    down by agent 47, who works as a hit-man for the ICA (International
    Contracts Agency) and is contracted to find her father. His most recent
    targets were mercenaries led by Delriego (Rolf Kanies) who have been
    trying to find Litvenko in order to recreate the Agent program for his
    own means. Meanwhile, Katia is living in Berlin and is also looking for
    her father and constantly deals with her acute ability to see and hear
    things well outside a person’s normal sensory radius. Whilst travelling
    on a subway, Katia is approached by a man who calls himself John Smith
    (Zachary Quinto), who tells her that agent 47 is on his way to kill her
    and that he is there to protect her and has information about her
    father. She then puts her life in his hands and they manage to escape
    from Agent 47, who grazes Katia’s arm with a sniper shot. They then
    hide out in a hotel room were Katia reveals her information to find her
    father. John Smith tells her that he is working for Syndicate
    International and he tells her that her father can speak 3 languages
    and has stage 3 Lung cancer. When they put together all of the clues,
    Katia works out were her father could be but Agent 47 bursts through
    the door and kills Smith before knocking out Katia. When she wakes up,
    Agent 47 tells her that she is also an agent and that her abilities are
    more advanced than his. He then explains how she can channel her
    amazing abilities during combat against the Syndicates henchmen. John
    Smith then reappears and reveals that he has an engineered subdermal
    body armor which means that he can take gunshots without being harmed.
    After escaping from Smith and the Syndicates henchmen again, Katia
    makes the agent promise that her father won’t be harmed if she reveals
    his location, which is in Singapore. When they eventually find
    Litvenko, he explains to Katia why he had to abandon her at such a
    young age and he refers to agent 47 as her brother. He constantly uses
    his inhaler, which he keeps close by his side and they become under
    attack by the syndicate, who capture Litvenko and put him through
    gruesome torture because they want him to reopen the agent program.
    Katia crashes a helicopter into the Syndicates headquarters and agent
    47 gets through there security, disguised as a firefighter. They then
    fight against the Syndicates henchmen and agent 47 comes face to face
    with John Smith, who he eventually defeats by electrocuting him. On the
    rooftop, the head of the Syndicate, LeClerq, manages to escape with
    Litvenko in a helicopter while Agent 47 and Katia are fighting against
    the security and Litvenko detonates the inhaler, which turns out to be
    an explosive which Agent 47 handed to him earlier. There is a sense of
    intensity throughout the movie which made it interesting. I can tell
    that most of the budget went on the action scenes because there isn’t
    any A-Class actors, who would have made the movie more attractive to
    audiences. With that aside, I still enjoyed it and I hope that the next
    one will have some top actors on board. Enjoyable!

    Round-Up: When I first saw the trailers for this movie, I really
    thought that it was Orlando Bloom in the lead because he really does
    look like Rupert Friend, 34, whose known for his performances in
    Homeland, Young Victoria and Pride and Prejudice. He also starred in
    the great Starred Up, The Libertine, The Last Legion and the weird Zero
    Theorem so he has some experience in front of the camera. This is the
    first movie directed by, Polish born Aleksander Bach who took on quite
    a big project as his first movie. He done quite a good job, in terms of
    the action and the intense storyline but it still felt like it was
    missing something. For a franchise that didn’t go down to well in the
    past, it certainly made a big profit at the box office and judging by
    the ending, I’m sure we’re going to see another movie in this franchise

    Budget: $35million Worldwide Gross: $83million

    I recommend this movie to people who are into their
    action/crime/thrillers starring Rupert Friend, Ciaran Hinds, Zachary
    Quinto, Jurgen Prochnow, Angelababy and Jerry Hoffmann. 5/10

  • lavatchFebruary 6, 2016Reply

    Good Action Flic, But Not Much Depth

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  • The CouchpotatoesFebruary 7, 2016Reply

    90 minutes of action

    I saw a lot of reviewers compare the movie with the video game but I’m
    not going to do that because i don’t care about the video game. Playing
    a game or watching a movie is a complete different entertainment. A
    movie is relaxing while a game might be more stressful. Hit-man agent
    47 is just plain action for 90 minutes. If you don’t like that kind of
    movies then just don’t watch this one because that is what you are
    going to get. To me it’s better then James Bond movies because here the
    hero at least bleeds and gets hurt sometimes while in OO7 movies that
    seems impossible. The action scenes were good, the script is just okay
    but then again I didn’t except much on that part. The actors were all
    good to me, and that’s what it is all about.

  • ednajohanFebruary 15, 2016Reply

    Very Enjoyable

    We watched so many spy and assassin movies and Hit-man Agent 47 is one
    of our top hit movies. The opening scene is more amazing than Spectre
    and more gripping. Although there were a few moments where you wish
    there was more substance or emotions, the continuity and the style
    seems to make it worthwhile ignoring. The choice of scenery is
    impressive and so are the action scenes. The Singapore scenes are truly
    unique as it have not been seen before by many living in the USA or
    Europe. Car chases are incredible. Hannah Ware and Rupert Friend seems
    to be a good pair. But I can’t say the same about Zach Quinto. Overall,
    it does reminds me of Blade Runner with a more gripping tension. The
    music is excellent too with some never heard beats before. For this
    movie budget, Hit-man Agent 47 is amazingly up there with Spectre whose
    budget is nearly 4 times more!

  • media-104February 16, 2016Reply

    I liked it!!

    A straight forward Action Movie

    I don’t understand the low rating.. Honestly..

    A postmodern bulk action movie, with a rather cold (cool) edge. With a
    lot of stock actors (redshirts), tons of bullets, car chases and a
    straightforward story.. Would make a great TV Show. Good entertainment
    with agreeable acting. Rupert Friend is a believable fighting machine..
    All in all a straightforward, no frill action with no higher

    I did enjoy this compact gem..

    Therefor I give it a solid 8/10.

  • Chappy WatchedMarch 24, 2016Reply

    Chappy Watched: Hit-man – Agent 47

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  • Screen_BlitzMarch 26, 2016Reply

    An ill-fated adaption to the video game franchise

    For the past two decades, video games have become a source material to
    film adaptations, and most of which have proved to be unsuccessful.
    With the exceptions of ‘Mortal Kombat’ and some of the Resident Evil
    movies, most film adaptations to video games have come out very poor
    results not only by lazy acting and directing but simply because the
    structure of video games don’t translate too well on film. Filmmakers
    try so hard to make the movies so close to the games that they hoarder
    over the style of games and the end results are often films that feel
    more like live-action games without control than actual films. This is
    certainly the consequence that occurs in this film adaption of the
    successful video game franchise by IO Interactive. Directed by
    first-time filmmaker Aleksander Bach, Rupert Friend plays Agent 47, a
    genetically engineered gun-totting assassin with high intelligence
    created by Russian scientist Dr. Peter Litvenko (played by Ciaran
    Hinds). With the help of the Litvenko’s daughter Katie (played by
    Hannah Ware), 47 fights against an evil corporation who armed with a
    league of powerful clones much stronger than him, and searches to the
    truth of his origins.

    Everything shown in the trailer is just about everything you need to
    see in this film, everything else is left to be an utter eye-sore to
    those who are looking for a fun, excitement-filled action flick. This
    all begins with some unrealistic action sequences filled with poorly
    animated blood spatters and CGI work that simply doesn’t fit, although
    they manage to devoid from ridiculous shaky camera work that’s become a
    gimmick in many action films today. The gun shootouts that take place
    are supposed to fun and pulse-pounding, but end up being rather
    tedious, though there is an intense car crash sequence that manages to
    work. Unless you grow fond in near constant slow motion action scenes,
    the excitement is pretty much left dry. Even worse, the characters
    including Agent 47, Katie, and the character played by Zachary Quinto
    feel so one- dimensional that you never come to care for these
    characters. With proper writing and character development, the
    characters become difficult to root for. Rupert Friend who plays the
    titular character looks so bored in his role and show almost no emotion
    for most of the time. The plot is fine per say, but nothing truly
    memorable or fleshed out in any way, consisting of mostly exposition
    dialogue and antagonist sadly underwritten. The plot is just too thin
    and underdeveloped to be compelling.

    Hit-man: Agent 47 is just another film adaption of a video game gone
    wrong by a lazy script and direction. This movie fails in many areas
    and is utterly difficult to recommend to even the least demanding
    action fans out there. It comes to show that films based on video games
    have not shown any improvement in the past several years and are not
    likely to do so in the near future. If you have seen this movie, don’t
    worry you aren’t missing anything.

  • WalterApril 9, 2016Reply

    A new kind of bad

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  • Algo De PrivacidadApril 25, 2016Reply

    2 good things.. 1-ends fast.. 2-i do not spend money in a movie-theater for this…

    I believe that they were not sure about…

    Make a Superman movie… Or a Terminator movie.

    So they mix some of that. With a little of Matrix.

    And a pinch of Jackie Chan movies. And finished being this ridiculous

    Hit-man (2007) was not a masterpiece. But compared to this… I mean…
    come on…

    At least Hit-man (2007) it was a serious, almost realistic movie. This
    one.. is simply ridiculous.

    Not worth the money i spend on the DVD..

  • rogdieApril 28, 2016Reply

    Another Day, another re-boot

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  • webscrawlerblog.wordpress.comMay 10, 2016Reply

    Well, has a little spirit

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  • Mhmd_ElgammalMay 12, 2016Reply

    A different and new type of agent

    This was not the ordinary Hit-man movie. It took risk by introducing
    new concepts to the agent program, and it paid off. This would be a
    great way to start a new series for the Hit-man story.

    Agent 47 was much more tactical than what was ever shown before. His
    intelligence is through the roof. His gear is innovative and deadly.
    But his suit and tie are still the same, and it should be kept that way
    for future installments to the Hit-man series.

    But with this movie, there was a different and interesting twist to it.
    There was a female agent by the name of Katia van Dees, played by
    Hannah Ware. People are used to seeing a shaved headed male as the
    hit-man agent, and it was time for change. This gave the story a bit
    more of an edge to it, and it introduces a new direction for the
    series. She was much more effective than Agent 47 in every way. Katia
    did not know it at first, but with 47’s help, it was all realized.
    Katia’s speed, intelligence, anticipation, and tactical skills all
    exceeded that of 47.

    Many may not like this Hit-man movie because of the introduction to
    Katia van Dees as an agent, but it provides a new opportunity for
    viewers to experience something greater instead of the usual and
    ordinary type of story.

  • JoshuaMay 24, 2016Reply

    nothing like agent 47

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  • tomstersJune 13, 2016Reply

    anyone notice how closely this screenplay resembles the original terminator?

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  • masercotJune 18, 2016Reply

    B-b-b-but the First One was so Good.

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  • cherianamsJune 19, 2016Reply

    Had huge expectations

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  • ScorpioVelvetJune 27, 2016Reply

    A Mis-Hit-man

    The first time I saw the trailer for this sequel, I had little high
    hopes for it to be better & more entertaining than the previous film
    and just having to watch it recently didn’t do any real good at all.
    While the films are based on Edios’ video game series, Hit-man: Agent
    47 (2015) is another story featuring the cue-bald assassin who is
    assigned to terminate a woman who has the ability to see the future
    (even the past) and another agent starts to go after them. This may
    sounded like another Terminator-like retelling while the action being
    the main highlight as for the rest I didn’t cared much. And yes, I
    would prefer the first film myself instead this sequel for which
    concludes this review since everything else in the film just faded away
    and can’t expect to have a better sequel in the future. Sorry, action

    My Rating: 2/5

  • shinsrevengeAugust 3, 2016Reply

    Terminator meets Hit-man meets Next

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  • xristoff93August 28, 2016Reply

    An action movie with a hit-man look alike

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  • maaariiaAugust 29, 2016Reply

    Did I even see this movie?

    One week after I saw this movie I couldn’t recall one single thing that
    happened, almost like I believed I hadn’t seen it at all. Apparently
    Ididn’t like it particularly much and something tells me it can’t have
    had that good of a story if it’s possible to forget it after just one
    week. After having seen the trailer it looked promising, and some of
    the scenes from the trailer I actually remember. Maybe I’ll see it
    again sometime in the future, but right now that’s not an very
    appaeling idea.

    Fun to see Rupert Friend, who played Mr Wickham in the 2005 production
    of Pride and Prejudice. Not entirely easy to recognize him maybe, but
    there he is. I haven’t seen the later season of Homeland, but he
    appears there as well.

  • kosmaspSeptember 6, 2016Reply

    Hit-man strikes (but not out)

    While the original Hit-man adaptation was not as bad as the Max Payne
    adaptation, it still seemed to lack some of the stylish choices of the
    game. If you have played the games, than a lot of shots that are used
    in the movie here will seem familiar. I’m a bit shocked that another
    reviewer didn’t like the amount of shots the ”reloading” of the guns
    got in this. If that bothers you, than any action movie will seem ”bad”
    in the sense that there is more shooting than reloading.

    Same is true here, but the main actor seems to capture the essence of
    the game character. I’m not saying it’s a perfect movie of course (see
    rating), but it does a really good job and does not take anything for
    granted. Trying to please fans of the game and action fans at the same
    time is not the easiest thing to do. But going for an ”R” instead of
    making this a family friendly affair (Hitman just isn’t that) shows the
    amount of respect for the source the filmmakers brought to the table.

    So if you’re looking for a decent action movie or you actually enjoy
    the games, this probably will please you (except for the mentioned
    reloading sequences of course :p )

  • OneEightNine MediaSeptember 7, 2016Reply

    Glad I waited for TV

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  • SnoopyStyleSeptember 12, 2016Reply

    lifeless charisma-free characters

    Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) is a genetically engineered assassin created
    by Doctor Petr Litvenko (Ciarán Hinds). Katia van Dees (Hannah Ware) is
    stressed by her super awareness. She is looking for her father and is
    approached by John Smith (Zachary Quinto) who offers to protect her.
    Agent 47 is coming after her but not necessarily for the expected.

    The twist is cool but nothing else is. The play on name is a fun little
    reveal. The characters are charisma-free. Agent 47 has never seems to
    be lead character material. Katia could be the lead but Hannah Ware
    doesn’t have it. She is absolutely stunning but there is a lack of
    power. The action is mostly chaos with a few cool moments. This is not
    a compelling movie.

  • kripton-97436October 2, 2016Reply

    Im sorry…..

    Pc game is wonderful but this film is terrible. 60 kg Hit-man? It does
    not like the actor’s face in the original Hit-man. Pls…..Hit-man is a
    legend he is a phantom. Do not ruin this! Pc game is wonderful but this
    film is terrible. 60 kg Hit-man? It does not like the actor’s face in
    the original Hit-man. Pls…..Hit-man is a legend he is a phantom. Do
    not ruin this!Pc game is wonderful but this film is terrible. 60 kg
    Hit-man? It does not like the actor’s face in the original Hit-man.
    Pls…..Hit-man is a legend he is a phantom. Do not ruin this!Pc game
    is wonderful but this film is terrible. 60 kg Hit-man? It does not like
    the actor’s face in the original Hit-man. Pls…..Hit-man is a legend
    he is a phantom. Do not ruin this!

    Thank you

  • David ArnoldOctober 25, 2016Reply

    Nowhere Near As Bad As Some Make Out

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  • Paul Magne HaakonsenNovember 11, 2016Reply

    An explosive action movie from start to end…

    I enjoyed the games back in the day, and I also enjoyed the first
    ”Hitman” movie from 2007. I was aware of this movie, but never really
    got around to watch it before I happened to come across it by sheer
    luck and then took the time to watch it.

    And I was blown away. I had really been missing out on an action movie
    of high caliber here. ”Hitman: Agent 47” kicks up into high gear from
    the very beginning and it doesn’t slow down.

    The story was good, albeit it is quite simplistic. Agent 47 teams up
    with a woman to find her father and thus finding out about her story
    and background.

    ”Hitman: Agent 47” just pounds you with everything it got, and it is a
    thrill to sit through it all. Especially because director Aleksander
    Bach really punched the movie into explosive gear and just kept
    assaulting the audience with one impressive scene after another.

    There is so much action in this movie, that even us who grew up with
    the movies of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, and the likes can’t
    help to be impressed. I was blown away by the overload of action and
    adrenaline that this movie has. And it was all choreographed so nicely
    and equally so executed on the screen. It was a pure pleasure to sit
    through this explosive movie.

    At first I was a bit hesitant about how Rupert Friend would handle the
    role of Agent 47. But he put my hesitation to shame early on in the
    movie. He was so right for this role and he was an excellent choice for
    Agent 47. I dare actually say that he played the part much better than
    Timothy Olyphant did back in 2007.

    ”Hitman: Agent 47” really took me by surprise, and this is definitely a
    movie that you can watch more than once. If you enjoy action movies and
    haven’t gotten around to watching ”Hitman: Agent 47” yet, I can only
    encourage you to get around to doing it, because you are really missing
    out on an explosive movie.

  • Filmfan87November 27, 2016Reply


    I was honestly shocked at the score on here, so much so I made an
    account. I’ve played the game, I watched Timothy Olyphants version…
    yet this film I loved! Yes okay Agent 47 wasn’t as stealthy as
    portrayed in the games but in the games, you’re in control and apart of
    the action, which makes it riveting, to sit and watch that as a film
    would be rather boring to say the least. From what I’ve read of other
    reviews this seems to be the main reason for the low score, which I
    thought unfair. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, jam packed with action,
    (action that’s fast paced but shown in such a clever way you can see it
    all played out if that makes sense) the actors were I thought spot on,
    I hadn’t heard of Rupert Friend before which put me off watching it a
    little but I will most definitely be watching out for him in the
    future. Apart from the not so clean shaven head I thought he nailed it.

  • Jarrod TrimDecember 24, 2016Reply

    This movie was great! But a few things

    Only not a 10/10 because, they just go to Singapore and go to any
    Orchard and find him? Should be a search scene for this.

    Also the actor (For Agent 47) wasn’t the best cast, but he wasn’t for
    the worst. I would like to see someone who could portray him a little

    This movie was really good, the plot, the rest of the casting, the
    acting and special FX were really good! I have played Absolution, a
    tiny bit of blood money and the new Hit-man.

    Now you could argue that the Hit-man in the film is not like the one in
    the games, while that is half true the movie is still pretty good!

    So if you were to base it off the game and how much it reflected it and
    detail? Probably a 7/10 movie

    For a movie itself not going off the game? A 9/10 or 10/10 movie

    (Not really a spoiler) A cliffhanger was left, so I guess we’ll see

  • julian kennedyJanuary 22, 2017Reply

    47 Ronin

    First, let’s get this out of the way. This is not as good as the video
    game that spawned it. Rupert Friend almost looks the part but simply
    doesn’t have that Agent 47 quality. It is a little like if you had
    Jennifer Aniston play Lara Croft.

    Rupert isn’t helped by a plot that suffers from this time it’s personal
    syndrome (see latest Bond films). Everybody is someone’s sister,
    father, cousin, former chiropractor’s receptionist. It is a tired idea
    that has been beaten to death in action films of late.

    So the acting is subpar, the story is filled with tired tropes and it
    doesn’t do justice to the source material. Thank god it looks so good
    and the action set pieces that start okay get more spectacular as the
    movie moves along.

    If you can get past the someone subpar opening bit that is more Steven
    Seagal than Terminator the ride improves. That all this movie really
    is, a forgettable ride among some nice scenery. Sometimes that is
    enough for a Saturday night on the couch with the wife.

  • fanan450February 27, 2017Reply

    why they made this movie ?

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  • Victoria EvrardMarch 30, 2017Reply

    I Love This Movie

    I don’t understand why this movie received so many bad reviews. Perhaps
    the film deviates from the comics and computer game it’s supposed to be
    based on, neither of which I am familiar with.

    All the actors gave excellent performances. I was especially impressed
    by Rupert Friend and Hannah Ware.

    I saw this movie for the first time on TV and then bought the DVD for
    my collection. It’s a great action/adventure/mystery/thriller film. I
    love how the two main characters progress from beginning to end. They
    were not what I expected and I was delighted.

    I really hope there is a sequel to this film (hurry, please!) and that
    both Rupert Friend and Hannah Ware reprise their roles.

    Very entertaining and enjoyable film!!

  • p-jonssonMay 26, 2017Reply

    Cool action flick

    I know, I know, this movie is rather superficial and simple. More
    effort has been spent on cool action than on depth of the story. Well,
    you know what? I do not care! I quite liked this movie. Agent 47 is
    cool and kicks ass. The bad guys gets plenty of ass whooping. The
    action is good. There is quite a lot of high tech and gadgets. What is
    there not to like? The movie starts of with a quite cool sequence
    introducing Agent 47. I have to say that I got into quite a bit of
    ”wow” mode right a way there. The movie continues with plenty of action
    sequences with just a wee bit of slowdown in between. Actually the
    first-half, at least, of the movie is pretty much one long chase.

    Perhaps I should point out that I have not played Hit-man and do not
    really know what the original story is about. From a lot of the
    comments I have read it appears That this might be to my advantage when
    it comes to enjoying the movie.

    Some people are probably complaining about bad acting since Agent 47 do
    not really show much in terms of facial expressions or emotions. Well,
    news for you, he is not supposed to! He is supposed to be a cold
    emotionless killing machine so stop whining. Personally I found Agent
    47 to be an excellent character. the re is on scene in particular that
    I liked where Agent 47 intentionally allows himself to be caught in a
    embassy. Once inside he, to no one in the audience surprise starts to
    tear the place apart. You have to see it to know what I mean.

    The second part, or perhaps just the last third, of the movie turns
    into more of a search and destroy for Agent 47 and his new ”partner”.
    this part is of course as action filled as the first part of the movie.
    Naturally it all leads to a big show down between the Agent 47 & Co.
    The and itself did not really deliver any surprises but was satisfying.

    The one thing in the movie that annoyed me was this subdermal armor
    stuff. The idea was not a too bad one but they really overplayed it.
    Come on! Just shoot him in the head or an eye or some other ”sensitive”
    part for Christ sake. Bulletproof my arse! I honestly do not understand
    the low rating this movie has received. 5.7 at IMDb is really a bit
    harsh. Rotten Tomatoes rating is, not very surprisingly, abysmal.
    Rotten Tomatoes and their ”critics” ratings must be the worst of any
    ratings site. When these dickwads rate down a movie, that’s when I
    start to get interested. First step is to drill down into the real
    audience ratings which more often that not gives a different picture.

    Any way I digress. Bottom line is that, for me, this is a simple,
    straightforward, high octane action movie and I quite enjoyed it.

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