Hitman – Misses By A Mile

Hitman     D+

Starring Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, and Olga Kurylenko
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, and some sexuality/nudity
Appropriate for ages 17+


The Story: A trained-from-birth assassin finds himself in a pickle when a confirmed dead target turns up alive.  Since he is the scapegoat, he attempts to go after the people that have set him up in order to make a cleaner escape from the authorities possible. 

The Good: If you are fans of the game, you might enjoy this minor thrill ride.  There is lots of violence and nudity which might excite the target audience appropriately.  Olyphant, while not as good as usual, is still fun to watch for most of the film and gives his all to make this another Bourne Identity. 

The Bad: The acting by the rest of the cast is simply atrocious.  Of course the script doesn’t help the film’s cause.  The writing and directing are both novice and make this film very forgettable.  It might have helped to give the hero a real back story, rather than a jumbled montage opening credit sequence, but overall, this film is pretty much an unfixable mess from the start.

The Summary: This video game based pic should get assassinated at the box office.

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