Monday, 14 September 2015

Hitman: Agent 47

UK Release Date: 27th August 2015

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

Director: Aleksander Bach

Starring: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds

Eight years have passed since the abysmal adaption Hitman. 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 Hitman's 90 odd minutes, just enough to keep the mind occupied.


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