The Hit


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 6010


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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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758.05 MB
24.000 fps
1hr 38 min
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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!


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

Reviewed by FilmCriticLalitRao 10 / 10

The killers were almost perfect in the British film "The Hit"directed by Stephen Frears.

There are various ways to describe the British film "The Hit". For many, it might be interpreted as a comedy film. Some viewers might think of it as a thriller film. There might also be viewers who might like to view it as a road movie. There could also be liberal views which could state that it is a fine as well as well balanced mix of all kinds of different genres. Making good use of picturesque locations found in Spain, director Stephen Frears has made a film about criminals and their desire to take revenge. It is at this juncture that viewers learn that a kidnapping and an act of killing have gone completely wrong. It is not only the British people in Spain who are ridiculed for the viewers. It is also the turn of Spanish side to face ridicule as its police force always comes to the scene of crime late. As a 'road movie' this film boasts of good views of rural Spain. Apart from fine performances by leading actor John Hurt, Terence Stamp and Tim Roth, there is a mellifluous soundtrack by Paco de Lucia. It is a good idea to popularize this film which is not so much known by many admirers of good quality British cinema in England and elsewhere.

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