“This Is A Pretty Generic Action Movie Based On A Video Game I've Never Played.”
“Awesome Video Game Movie”
“"Hitman Is A Hit With Pop-Corn Loving Audiences, Who Only Are There To Watch THe Action, And Pay No Attention To Deatail Or Plot"”
“The Place I Was Raised, They Didn't Give Us Names. They Gave Us Numbers. Mine Was 47.”
“Kind Of On The Fence About This One.”
“Another Terrible Video Game Movie.”
“Ready,Aim And Fire...this Movie Was Great Surprise!!!”
“Hitman Man Ill Kick Yo Ass Who Ever Tryin To Make A Videogame Moive Damn People”
“Was An Ok Film”
“Loads Of Great Action!!! Great Interpretation Of The Game!!!”
“Solid Action With A Solid Story”
“Wrong, Very Wrong, The Real "47" Should Strangle This Adaptation! ”
“It Is So Cool. My Favorite Part This About Agent 47 Has Two Silver Handguns To Kill The Police In Moscrow! ”
“Too Much Hype For Me!”
“HITMAN...YET ANOTHER LAME,TAME COMPUTER ADAPTATION....YET STRANGELY ENTERTAINING!!!!”
“It`s Good Movie But It Could Better. Action In This Film Is Good Acting Is Best Specialy Timothy Olyphant. ”
“Best Video Game Movie Ever.”
“Was Lacking Something....”
“For A Video Game Movie This Was A Good Movie”
“Not A Hit..hitman”
“They Call Me "hitman" For A Reason!!! ”
“"Good Action, Bad Story"”
“Not Bad, Good Action, Could Have Been Better.”
“There Was Something Missing.”
“HIT AND MISS”
“Amazed And Loved It!”
“Great!!! Surprised Me Alot.”
Based on the video game franchise of the same title, Hitman exploits every action-flick cliche imaginable and still manages to be dull.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
This film is like watching the actual game played by someone with slow reactions. That's not much of a spectator sport.
Phelim O'Neill - Guardian [UK]
A thoroughly entertaining experience.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
There have been plenty of movies adapted from video games before, but Hitman may be the first one that actually feels like a computer wrote and directed it.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
As cold as it is dumb.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
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.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
Hitman stands right on the threshold between video games and art. On the wrong side of the threshold, but still, give it credit.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Here's all you really need to know before the opening credits roll in Hitman: There's going to be a lot of bloodshed.
Kelley L. Carter - Chicago Tribune
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.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Ultra-violent, nonsensical and peppered with gratuitous nudity.
Tom Long - Detroit News
A Eurotrashy vidgame knockoff that misses its target by a mile. Numbingly unthrilling as it lurches from one violent encounter to another, the pic's dark roots in an electronic, non-dramatic medium are plain to see.
Tim Ryan - Variety
If someone ran this guy through a scanner, the readout would say: "Mark down and stock in straight-to-video aisle."
Kyle Smith - New York Post
A Bourne knock-off, and not a very good one at that.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The plot of Hitman is difficult to follow and in any case secondary to the sheer spectacle of murder and mayhem.
Susan Walker - Toronto Star
Efficiently derivative, mildly stylish, sporadically sexy and eminently forgettable.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
The formula is not that far removed from James Bond except there's a hole at its center. Agent 47, played by a virtually expressionless Timothy Olyphant, is a soulless, emotionally dead protagonist.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Stephen Garrett - Time Out
Dave White - Movies.com
Awkwardly paced and muddled.
Tom Meek - Boston Phoenix
Olyphant faz o possivel com um personagem unidimensional por natureza, mas o roteiro absurdo e a direcao fragil de Gens, que parece acreditar que cortes rapidos substituem arcos narrativos, conferem ao filme um ar de producao feita para DVD.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
You should see this movie for the action and gunfights... oh, and for Olga Kurylenko.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Though stylishly shot and occasionally exciting, this adaptation of the popular video game can only go so far with its mindless violence and cardboard characters.
Tim Grierson - Screendaily
French director Xavier Gens keeps the action riveting and spectacular.
Sue Pierman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An army of skinhead assassins in matching suits seems a bit conspicuous for an agency supposedly shrouded in secrecy.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
Only the deadpan delivery of Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47 enlivens the wooden dialogue of this collection of cliches masquerading as a silver-screen adaptation.
Chad Greene - Boxoffice Magazine
A slick take on sniping, strangling, homicidal body doubles, and a seductive Moscow sex slave in distress, the property of a local baddie, whom the hero invites to tag along from inside his car trunk, don't ask.
Prairie Miller - NewsBlaze
...a better film than I was expecting, even if it doesn't do much beyond the ordinary.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
47 doesn't even want the girl. What kind of action movie is this? A skippable one, ultimately.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
Hitman is the oddest of action movies %u2014 a film all but devoid of action. Not satisfied with simply being another mindless video game adaptation, the film also forgets to be entertaining.
Brandon Fibbs - Colorado Springs Gazette
There's a certain primitive simplicity to it, the editing is awkward in spots, and it derives from a game, but I flat-out enjoyed it.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Director Xavier Gens admirably tries his best with the material but he is failed by a sub-par script by Skip Woods.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
[An] occasionally laughable action-thriller.
Stephen Garrett - Time Out New York
Hitman is inspired by a video game. That of course carries all sorts of baggage.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
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Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
A mechanical series of violent set-pieces decorated with underdressed hotties. It's handsome but astonishingly dull and weirdly sexless, despite the aforementioned underdressed girls and frequent discussion of Nika's undergarments or lack thereof.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Can a video game turn a movie into a hit, man? Maybe. But that doesn't mean that "Hitman" is far removed from its video game origins.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
...even the most forgiving action fan will walk away disappointed by this mess.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
The title is probably misspelt -- there should be an S in front.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
Olyphant kinda looks lika a cancer patient
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
For what it is --- a fast-paced, violent thriller, based on a video game, of all things --- it's actually entertaining.
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
For some reason unknown to man or film criticism, Jeanne found this highly entertaining.
David Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
As far as it being a video game, I was in the theater and I was trying to work the remote control to close the curtains and turn the sound down.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
...the very premise -- "elusive" killers walking around with shaved heads and barcode tattoos -- is idiotic on its face.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Though stylish shot and occasionally exciting in its frenetically-edited action sequences, this adaptation of the popular video game can only go so far with its mindless violence until cardboard characters and a dull plot snuff out the momentum.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
One of those rare, so-bad-it's-good shoot-'em-ups.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
It's based on a computer game, Hitman (see what they did with that title?), though even when it reaches maximum velocity, it's still panting behind The Bourne Ultimatum for style and excitement.
Fans of the video game on which this film is based may get a kick out of the cinematic treatment, but even these low level kicks will be tempered by the film's failure to articulate its main plot points or to create characters we care about.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Obviously made to appeal to the computer game's fans, it still begs the question: How does a film with this level of violence get a certificate of 15?
- Sun Online
Hitman's performances outclass the film's video-game origins. These are credible characters, not video drones.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)