DVD Reviews | Mar 30th, 2008

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Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen
Written By: Skip Woods
Directed By: Xavier Gens
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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I had no desire to see Hitman in theaters because to me, it seemed like a waste of money. The movie didn’t do too well at the box office but it might better suited for DVD & cable because while the movie isn’t the greatest thing in the world, it certainly it’s horrible either.

Hitman stars Timothy Olyphant as “47,” a shaved head assassin who’s well paid and a very good killer. “47” works for the “The Organization,” a company that takes outcast children and trains them to be killing machines for the company. Always on his trail, is Interpol cop played by Dougray Scott. While on a job in Russia, “47” is setup to take the fall after he kills the body double of a world leader. After that, he tries to find out what happened and how to get out of the mess. I kind of stopped paying attention to the plot after that and just wanted to see people get shot at.

If you watch Hitman for anything more than mindless action, you’ll be very disappointed. You still might be disappointed in this, I know I am. This movie tries to be The Transporter and the Bourne movies but comes way short. The action is okay but the way its shot gets annoying after awhile. Just everything about this movie seems very choppy to me. The plot is kind of confusing, and didn’t think the acting was the greatest either. I don’t think Timothy Olyphant is leading star quality but I don’t think the likes of Matt Damon or someone would have rescue this movie. It’s just not that great of a film, but it might be something worth watching on a boring Saturday afternoon.

– Deleted Scenes
– Alternate Ending

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround CC

Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color

English, Spanish, French

Favorites: Didn’t really have any favorite scene. Maybe all the fight scenes?
Rating: NR
Running Time: 94 minutes
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