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Hitman - Agent 47

Hitman - Agent 47
Starring:
Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds and Thomas Kretschmann


Rated: R for sequences of strong violence, and some language.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: August 21, 2015 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Based on the hit video game, director Aleksander Bachs' debut film is filled with action and violence - emphasis on the violence.
 
Dr. Litvenko (Ciaran Hinds) had been in charge of a government sponsored program that transformed humans into genetically engineered killing machines.  When the program was disbanded, he went into hiding.
 
Now a secret Syndicate wants to re-establish the experimentation for their own devious purpose, so they need to find the good doctor.
 
Their best way to find him is to capture a young woman named Katia (Hanna Ware) who has some connection to him.  Constantly looking over her shoulder, living in fear, she knows that someone is after her, but has no idea why.  Zachary Quinto plays an agent assigned to protect her from Agent 47.
 
Agent 47,  (Rupert Friend) who wants the girl also, is the best assassin leftover from the program.  He was designed to have no love or emotions, so he goes about his mission to kill in brutal fashion, without a second thought.  Dressed in a stylish black suit, with a shaved head and steely stare, he uses guns - sometimes one in each hand -, knives, and hand-to-hand fighting to bring down his prey.
 
The film starts out in Berlin and travels to Singapore and Salzburg,  but there isn't a minute to enjoy the scenery, there is one chase or fight after another, with dead bodies strewn along the landscape.
 
The story is a bit confusing, the action is average and even though Agent 47 has no feelings, it would have been helpful to give the audience some characters we can care about.

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