The Big Hit

1998

Action / Comedy / Crime / Thriller

64
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 26050

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Director

Cast

Christina Applegate as Pam Shulman
Mark Wahlberg as Melvin Smiley
Bokeem Woodbine as Crunch
720p.BLU
750.19 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 2 / 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by michaelstephensus 1 / 10

lots of pointless shooting and eye-candy scenes

I was shocked to see the rating for this movie, because I often cite it as the worst movie I have seen. There are some that might say I am taking it too seriously. Nonsense. I love satire. The script is horrible. It is not funny, it is not cute, it is not charming, it is just a waste of time.

Reviewed by Robert J. Maxwell 6 / 10

Hit, yes, but who's the target?

I understand that this is a comedy and it's not to be taken seriously when Mark Wahlberg shoots an obnoxious high school kid through the head.

Okay, it's a comedy, and it has a lot of action and explosives and wisecracks, but it's not really too funny. The most amusing scenes have Wahlberg and his Jewish girl friend (Applegate) being visited by Applegate's parents. They discover that he's a shagetz and they go ape. ("Look, you seem like a nice German and Irish fellow -- but you're not laying hands on my DAUGHTER!" Something like that.)

One of the running jokes is that Wahlberg has an overdue videotape from the store. It is intimated that the movie is silly and trivial. The movie is "King Kong Lives" and I resent the aspersions cast on it. "King Kong Lives" is silly, true, but boasts one magnificent performance -- by myself, as an extra.

Perhaps that's one of the reasons I never found myself laughing and consider the film to be far from "hilarious." However, it's necessary to take into account the target audience. Take away the violence, the F bombs and the M bombs, and you have a Bob Hope comedy, specifically "Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number," in which Hope, the bourgeois husband, tries desperately to hide the succulent Elke Sommers from his wife an family.

What I'm trying to say is that the target audience seems to be kids in late adolescence. They should get a kick out of it, along with adults whose sense of humor isn't concordant with my own.

Reviewed by classicsoncall 7 / 10

"Okay, I guess I can figure out this is a kidnapping, right?"

Upon viewing, no one should remain under the impression this was supposed to be a serious assassin movie. Gee, I can't believe I even wrote that. And just in case you're wondering how this film stacks up to "King Kong Lives", I'd say it's about a toss-up. This one does to the assassin genre what 'KKL' does to big ape flicks.

The biggest kick I got out of this was Elliott Gould doing his low key Jewish husband bit attempting to score a drink whenever he got the chance. There has to be a joke in there somewhere regarding his choice of rum and prune juice but it's escaping me right now. Oh yeah, come to think of it, I believe it's called a pile-driver.

There's really nothing to take too seriously about this flick, so just sit back and enjoy the silliness if you can. Personally, I could have used more of Sab Shimono in the story, he's always good for that deadpan brand of comic relief. China Chow was an interesting actress portraying his daughter Keiko Nishi, though it would have been a bit more believable (like the rest was?) if she was a few years older. The only real question I have after watching this one was what the heck were Melvin Smiley's (Wahlberg) garbage bags made out of?

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