New Hitman Agent 47 Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
20th Century FOX released their new action movie, “Hitman: Agent 47,” into theaters today, August 21st, 2015, and all the reviews have been turned in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that most of them weren’t too fond of it at all, giving it just an overall 29 score out of a possible 100 at the Metacritic.com.
The film stars: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds and Thomas Kretschmann. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Kyle Anderson over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a weak 58 grade, stating: “In this post-“Mad Max: Fury Road” action movie age, “occasionally bonkers” just doesn’t cut it anymore.”
Stephen Farber from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 grade, stating: “After a while, you give up trying to make sense of the plot and sit there gaping at the car crashes, fight scenes, and shootings. The problem is that even the mayhem quickly becomes repetitive.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 score, stating: “The plot is just high-tech Swiss Cheese, filled with holes and smelling like last week’s refrigerator contents.”
Robert Abele over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 grade. He stated: “Writers Skip Woods and Michael Finch have a few tricks up their sleeves as betrayals emerge and allegiances shift. But it’s not enough to make us care or to keep the third act from being a head-scratching mess.”
Inkoo Kang from TheWrap, gave it a 30 score, stating: “For all its cheap talk about the importance of innovation, Agent 47 just feels like a copy of a copy of a copy.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 30 grade. He stated: “Insofar as Hitman: Agent 47 is about anything, really, it’s about the pleasures of being on location — from the gratuitous image of Ware taking a dip in a five-star-hotel swimming pool to the sight of Singapore’s staggering Gardens by the Bay.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 score, stating: “Hitman: Agent 47 takes an austere European aesthetic and combines it with Hollywood mindlessness, and the result is like a guilty pleasure, minus the pleasure.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 25 grade, stating: “It’s all as pointless as the asthma inhaler with which one character treats his advanced lung cancer.”
Brian Tallerico over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 25 grade, claiming: “Hitman: Agent 47 is aggressively awful, the kind of film that rubs its lackadaisical screenwriting, dull filmmaking and boring characters in your face, almost daring you to ask the theater operator for your money back.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a very bad 20 score, stating: “Hitman: Agent 47 is a by-the-numbers schlock action sequel that writes its own epitaph when a character mutters the dusty insult, “You’re dead, too. You just don’t know it yet.”
Finally, Jeannette Catsoulis from The New York Times, gave it another awful 20 grade, saying: “Dumb as dirt and just as generic, Hitman: Agent 47 trades brains for bullets and characters for windup toys.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.