Parents' Guide to

Hitman

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent, video game-based mayhem. Pass.

Movie R 2007 100 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

Movies not for kids.

Paris need to know that hitman is a 2007 action/adventure. 1st thing Parents to know about hitman is it has multiple blood and gore like shooting, stabbing, punching, and more. Parents also need to know that hitman has sexual content and sexual talk with some explicit Scenes with nudity. The language is pretty strong too we're talking about multiple uses of the F. bomb and S. word. I think this movie could be handled that kids can handle maturity or teenagers.
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (12 ):

Even as 47's interactions with Nika apparently change his routine, the secret agent, like the film and the video game, is all about the violence. Scene after scene (many rendered in slow motion and accompanied by "Ave Maria") shows him shooting, knifing, kicking, and fighting his opponents -- including the big bad Russians (Mikhail's brother is even more debauched) and very dedicated Interpol agent Mike Whittier (Dougray Scott). If Mike says it once, he says it four times: He's been chasing 47 for three years, "knows him better than anyone," and still can't keep up with 47's virtuoso scheming.

For all his choreography, 47 remains awkward, especially around Nika. This might have made him sympathetic, but the film doesn't grant him much chance to speak, let alone put down his weapons. Dressed in a suit, his bald pate shiny under the harsh lights of railroad stations and hotel foyers, he tends to stand out, which repeatedly puts him on the run from authorities. True, he's good at what he does. But he also looks awfully tired.

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