“Clinical and incomprehensible” Hitman: Agent 47 review

HITMAN: AGENT 47 (UK CERT: 15)

Director: Aleksander Bach  

Music: Marco Beltrami

Starring: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Copyright: 20th Century Fox

Copyright: 20th Century Fox

The transition from video game to movie is notoriously difficult to get right. From box-office disasters like Super Mario Bros. to the poorly received Resident Evil franchise, it appears no film is spared from either financial woe or critically panning.

Hitman has become one of the most popular game series’ ever but the 2007 film of the same name failed to kick-start the franchise’s transition to the silver screen. Now, eight years later, Rupert Friend stars as the red tie-wearing assassin in Hitman: Agent 47, but does it succeed as a reboot? Continue reading