Movie Review – Hitman – Agent 47 – Damn Cool!

Hitman - Agent 47

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as ‘The Agency’ is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe.

I was a great fan of the Hitman (Hitman: Codename 47) games even though they were ULTRA hard….1 life, no saves, no waypoints. You have to nail the level perfectly in one shot to proceed, and damn were they hard. It was the game that introduced bullet-time too (slow motion).

I was looking forwards to this movie for some time but only just got chance to watch it, I was expecting it to be pretty bad…as most game to movie efforts so far have been poor at best. I was pleasantly surprised as it was actually quite good.

Sure it’s not going to win any Oscars..but it’s worth watching to see Olga Kurylenko naked, man she’s smoking hot.

Timothy Olyphant played Agent 47 very well, he had the character nailed down…the other characters in the movie were a little weak but it was interesting enough.

Timothy Olyphant as Hitman Codename 47

The plot was ok, the action was good (would have preferred if it were a little more graphic) and the pace decent enough. The movie somewhat reminded me of the Bourne trilogy, the style and the story too.

All in all it was an enjoyable Sunday evening movie, not too heavy and not too crappy. If you’re a fan of the game or a fan of these kind of movies it’s definitely worth a watch. Don’t expect anything ground breaking.

I give it a cool as ice 6/10.




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7 Responses to Movie Review – Hitman – Agent 47 – Damn Cool!

  1. Dr. Tan April 14, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    Yerr didn’t quite like it; though I have an odd liking for mindless violence, sometimes.

    The opening rendition of Ave Maria was nice though.

  2. Fird April 14, 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    If you noticed, in the movie there is a scene where two guys are playing the Hitman game!

  3. FA April 14, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    I didn’t really like it. It looked really cool and stylish, and the poster was so promising. But the storyline was very weak, and the script was lame. Quite disappointed. But Bob liked it, I think – naked chick and cool factor I suppose.

  4. Dabido April 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    Naked CHICK!!! Okay, I’ll go watch it. 😉

  5. Z April 15, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    This will go into my super-crappy-its-actually-good category ala Alien VS Predator. The plot? Fail. The script? Fail. The acting? Fail halfway. But the action scenes makes up for it and I like botaks, so all in all, I enjoyed it. I must get the uncut version though, I saw it in the cinema and it was cut into pieces.

  6. kevin April 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    the only part i liked in the movie was when he pulled out those 2 freaking knives from his back.

  7. ShaolinTiger April 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    Dr. Tan: Violence = Good.

    Fird: Yah I did notice that in the hotel, it wasn’t the first version of the game though as they were playing on a console.

    FA: Aye, I wasn’t expecting much though so I was pleasantly surprised.

    Dabido: You do that!

    Z: Hahaha, yeah plot? Acting…all huh. Get the uncut version, the cinema cannot do this justice.

    kevin: That was in fact very cool. Die with dignity!