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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

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An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

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Aleksander Bach

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Skip Woods (screenplay), Michael Finch (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelababy ... Diana
Dan Bakkedahl ... Sanders
Charlene Beck Charlene Beck ... Tenement Woman
Michael Bornhütter ... Berlin Police Officer #1
Melissa Broughton Melissa Broughton ... Gardens by the Bay Woman with Baby
Nils Brunkhorst Nils Brunkhorst ... Syndicate Doctor
Michaela Caspar ... Hall of Records Clerk
Alvin Chan Alvin Chan ... Gardens by the Bay Man #1
Michael Corcoran Michael Corcoran ... Robert's Dad (as Michael T. Corcoran)
Manuel Depta Manuel Depta ... Russian Soldier
Andrew DiBartolomeo Andrew DiBartolomeo ... Gardens by the Bay Man #2 (as Andrew Di Bartolomeo)
Georg Ebinal Georg Ebinal ... Salzburg Syndicate Operator Driver
Jörg Ellmer Jörg Ellmer ... Russian Soldier
Rupert Friend ... Agent 47
Waye Leon Goh Waye Leon Goh ... Gardens by the Bay Man #3
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HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, and some language. | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Hitman: Agente 47 See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,326,530, 23 August 2015

Gross USA:

$22,467,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,347,656
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When John Smith goes back to Katia's apartment to try and find out where her father is, (51 minutes in) he takes out his phone to let his boss know that he is in Singapore. As he puts the phone up to his ear, you can see that he didn't actually dial anyone, the screen still has the home screen icons on it. See more »

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Diana: The Agent program was initiated in August of 1967 by a man named Peter Aaron Litvenko. It's purpose was to create the perfect killing machine. Human beings without emotion, or fear, or remorse. The resulting subjects were called, Agents. The Program was a success. But the price of creating men without humanity, was Litvenko's conscience.
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A Better Attempt But Not Quite There
23 August 2015 | by nick-sultanaSee all my reviews

When it comes to movies based on popular videogames, a majority of them intend to fail and get the fanboys of the game source to rave and rant on what's wrong with it and question why it was made. In this scenario, Hit-man: Agent 47 does stand somewhere near there, but it does improve on its 2nd attempt to bring the 'silent assassin' on screen in the best way possible.

The film follows an assassin known only as Agent 47 (played by a great and bald Rupert Friend) who seems to team up with a woman named Hanna (Hannah Ware) to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. Together, they aim to take down the leader of Syndicate International, a terrorist group who is aiming to discover and create more deadly hit-man that process Hannah's unique ability and are more deadly than the assassin himself.

What makes Agent 47 so redeemable is the fact that it tries to improve on its plot and following the game source material than what the 2007 adaptation did (not to mention that the casting of Timothy Olyphant is mixed for me), it may not have done its 100% faithfulness to be label how game-to-movies are made but it's better than what most people say. The plot itself stays simple and is a no brainer to follow what's happening, but I did feel that the movie itself ran smoothly and kept pace in strong hold but the 96 minute running time is still considered short for my tastes (hopefully in future there will be an extended cut of the film that could help bring the film longer).

The casting range here may or may not seem recognisable but the cast do put on their best performance roles, Rupert Friend (from TV's Homeland) suits better as Agent 47 than what Olyphant's take did. Agent 47 is pretty much an emotionless, ruthless and yet cunning like in the game and Friend sticks close to that with good results. Ware makes a good impression as the female lead, playing a character that is searching for not only her past but embracing the future ahead as she learns more about her 'unique' side. Zachary Quninto plays a decent role as well though other reviewers say that his role was wasted, I won't give away too much but he does give his best on-screen role that's not a waste.

Pros: + Better plot than the previous film + Great performances from Friend, Ware and Quinto + Fun and well-set action pieces that are structured much well better than the first film

Cons: - Short running time, I would have loved to seen the film go longer and see itself expand into something unique- CGI may be clearly noticeable in some of the action set pieces

OVERALL: Hit-man: Agent 47 is a better but not yet best game to movie adaptation to surface in years, Arming itself with a great choice of casting, direction, plot and action, the film is a worthy watch on a lazy afternoon and it's a 'leave the brain at the door' so you can't take it to be full-on serious.


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