The Hit

1984

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

43
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 6147

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Tim Roth as Myron
John Hurt as Braddock
Jim Broadbent as Barrister
Terence Stamp as Willie Parker
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dbborroughs 8 / 10

Who's in charge here anyway?

Two hit men go to Spain and pick up a fellow crook who went into hiding years before. They are suppose to drive him back to Paris, however as they hit the road, it quickly becomes clear that things are not what they seem and that the hit men are in for more than they ever bargained for.

Tightly plotted and neat little thriller that works thanks to its three stars. Terrence Stamp kicked his career into high gear once more with his turn as the man hauled off for execution. So calm in the face of death its almost unnerving and its not hard to see how he can begin to play his captors like a violin. John Hurt and Tim Roth are his equal as the two hit men who never saw what they were walking into. This is ensemble acting at its finest.

This is a great little film. Its worth seeking out.

Reviewed by The Couchpotatoes 3 / 10

A good example of a highly overrated movie.

Because I saw the high rating on here I gave this movie a shot. Normally I'm not very keen on older movies because most of the time they don't age well. The Hit is certainly not an exception on this rule, on the contrary, I don't think I even would have liked it in 1984. I thought it would be interesting to see a younger Tim Roth, that I do like now, but his beginning career was not a great start. Even John Hurt didn't impress me. The acting is all quite mediocre. Maybe it's due to the story but you can't just blame it on that. The extras are sometimes also really bad. I'm disappointed in this movie. It's clearly highly overrated.

Reviewed by KissEnglishPasto 8 / 10

Reformed(?)Criminal Willie Looks More Like a Guy On a Picnic Than One Who's About to Have the Walls Decorated With His Brains!

...........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA....and ORLANDO, FL

Sometimes a little reflection helps put things in perspective. The review you're reading now is vastly different from the one I sat down to write last night. The HIT seemed to have betrayed itself and short-changed the viewer by radically violating the principals set down throughout the course of the film. But that was last night. Today, at lunch, I "got it"! Last night it was 5.5*.

Luckily, patience, plus a little reflection, seem to have paid off: Today you're getting the 8.5* Deluxe REIEW Version! Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) is a former criminal who has had years to reflect on life, in general, and death, in particular! He has taken up reading books on philosophy, history, poetry, psychology and pretty much anything he can lay his hands on. For a man in his 40's, he strikes one as a bit young to be retired. Well, He isn't.

Willie is in rural Spain in the European Union's version of the Witness Protection Program; seeing as how he ratted out his buddies back in England, 10 years earlier. Surprisingly, they didn't seem to buy Willie's explanation that "He had seen the light! It felt like the right thing to do". Willie's day of reckoning comes when his ex-blokes have him kidnapped and brought to justice, EU Mafia style.

Throughout his entire ordeal, Willie looks more like someone going on a picnic than a guy who's about to have the walls decorated with his brains! His captors, an icy jaded pro (John Hurt) and his hapless, hot-tempered apprentice (Tim Roth, in a breakthrough role) stand incredulous before Willie's apparent calm and indifference to his plight.

Remember how SNL's Rosanna Rosanadana used to say: "It's always SOMETHING!" Well, in the course of transporting their victim to the slaughter, it's one constant "Something" after another! When The HIT is over (assuming you "get it") you'll have a slight smile on your face and a twinkle in your eye...just like the icy hit man's!

8.5* STARS....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en EspaƱol, are most welcome!

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