Hit Man

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A deceptively dark thriller that's also loaded with laughs, Hit Man is an outstanding showcase for leading man Glen Powell -- and one of the most purely entertaining films of Richard Linklater's career.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Adam KempenaarFilmspotting
    ...three different movies but never feels disconnected or disjointed. It transforms into character as effortlessly and entertainingly as Powell does.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    Linklater's curiosity is endearing—and enduring—but what makes him a major director is that he's less interested in easy answers than hard truths.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The talk in Hit Man, which conveys the twisted fury of desire, makes this film a far more satisfying and substantial love story...
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Had I not known it was based on an actual person, I would've thought "This is ridiculous, none of this happened, you're just making stuff up"... Yet it's loosely based on a true -- yet pointless -- story.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    It's a sexy, twisty thriller and it's got some neat ideas about identity.
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    “Hit Man” reveals itself in classic Linklater fashion. Below the shiny and accessible surface lies something more expansive, waiting for anyone that might be open to it.
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    Michael J. CaseyBoulder Weekly
    "Hit Man" blows by like a warm summer breeze with plenty of smiles and just as many chuckles. It’s only afterward that you realize how much is going on.
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    Ryan OquizaSinegang
    Glen Powell must transform into Glen Powell, and he must do so by acting. There is no lower-hanging fruit to romanticize than that.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    This generic, unsatisfying, genre blending disaster has only one saving grace: the lead actor’s bonafide star power.
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    Dominic GriffinThe Baltimore Beat
    “Hit Man” ascends into something special
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