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An international assassin known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) carries out high-profile hits for a mysterious organization known only as "The Agency" in this adaptation of the popular Eidos Interactive video-game series. Agent 47 is an elite, genetically engineered assassin who takes great pride in his work. His lethal grace, steady shot, and unparalleled precision have all served to make him one of the most sought-after assassins in the world. But when the killer without a conscience is faced with an unanticipated series of developments, his entire perception of reality begins to shift. On assignment to take out Russian head of state Belicoff (Ulrich Thomsen), Agent 47 is caught off guard by the appearance of presidential look-alikes. When the high-profile hit captures the attention of such powerful intelligence organizations as the CIA and Interpol, agent Mike Whittier (Dougray Scott) is dispatched to rein Agent 47 in. Meanwhile, a mysterious Russian prostitute named Nika (Olga Kurylenko) has walked into Agent 47's life, causing the methodical killer to become overwhelmed by emotions that were previously foreign to him.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 101
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 87
- Average Rating: 3.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Hitman is one of the best movies ever made from a video game, which doesn't provide you with very much information. That's like declaring the best meal you've eaten at a strip club, or the best love ballad by Kenny Loggins.
Rotten: If someone ran this guy through a scanner, the readout would say: "Mark down and stock in straight-to-video aisle."
Rotten: In the finest tradition of adolescent identification figures, he's not only ruthless, dispatching numerous baddies with hair-trigger shots to the head, but profoundly desexualized.
Rotten: The only thing Hitman succeeds in doing is confirming what common sense could tell you without spending millions of dollars on a special-effects-filled movie: A series of novels is much richer source material than a series of video games.
this version is better than the rated version
Rotten tomatoes and it's critics are stuiped it was amazing
A great movie that should have been on iTunes long ago
Well acted, exciting, suspenseful. Timothy Oliphant nails this character. Give a new and unique dimension to the assassin movie genre. It's just made for a sequel and I hope there is one in the works. If not, I'll watch this one again, it's that good.