Hit Man: Movie Review

Hit Man Movie Review: Philosophical Romance Comedy

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Based on its poster alone, you might expect "Hit Man" to be an all-out action film. However, it surprises with an intriguing blend of philosophy, dark comedy, and romance, providing a unique and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Philosophy professor Gary Johnson (Glen Powell) moonlights with the police in an undercover sting operation. When their primary fake hitman takes a sabbatical, Gary steps in as his replacement for 120 days. Using his expertise in human psychology, Gary crafts personas that clients find trustworthy. However, his loyalty and beliefs are tested when he falls for one of his clients.

Since "Top Gun: Maverick," Glen Powell has consistently impressed with his charm and charisma. In "Hit Man," he delivers his best performance yet, convincingly portraying multiple hitman personas. While some scenes are cheesy, they are undeniably amusing and hilarious. The chemistry between Glen Powell and Adria Arjona is sizzling, adding depth to the narrative. Unfortunately, the film's second half diverges from typical tropes and suffers from pacing issues. While some viewers might appreciate this unconventional approach, the ending felt rushed and less cohesive. Despite this, "Hit Man" exceeded our expectations with its fun, unique, and fresh approach. Overall, "Hit Man" is an entertaining film that stands out for its originality and the strong performances of its leads. It's a delightful mix of genres that offers more than what its poster suggests.

Rating: 3 and a half reels

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