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The Hit
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Freddie Stuart Freddie Stuart
First Man
Ralph Brown Ralph Brown
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A.J. Clarke A.J. Clarke
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Terence Stamp Terence Stamp
Willie Parker
Lennie Peters Lennie Peters
Mr. Corrigan
Bernie Searle Bernie Searle
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Brian Royal Brian Royal
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Interesting, But Forgettable

2 years, 6 months ago at Jul 25 16:55
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Death, power, deception. They're all the subjects of Stephen Frears' "The Hit," and they all have their time in the spotlight. From the opening scene, "The Hit" seems to have all the workings of a great movie. So why is it merely a good one?

Surely not the actors, who have talent written all over them- Terrance Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth in his pre-"Reservoir Dogs" days. Surely ... read more
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Release date: 8 March 1985
UPC: 012236134596
Tags: Drama (5), Crime (5), Gangster (4), Hitman (3), Thriller (3), 1984 (2), Comedy (2), 1980s (2), British (1), 1985 (1), Avi (1), 80s (1), (1), Criterion (1), Murder (1), UK (1)
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cornishlee voted for a review of The Hit 6 months ago

“Death, power, deception. They're all the subjects of Stephen Frears' "The Hit," and they all have their time in the spotlight. From the opening scene,”

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Interesting, But Forgettable

“Death, power, deception. They're all the subjects of Stephen Frears' "The Hit," and they all have their time in the spotlight. From the opening scene, "The Hit" seems to have all the workings of a great movie. So why is it merely a good one?

Surely not the actors, who have talent written all over them- Terrance Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth in his pre-"Reservoir Dogs" days. Surely not the setting of steamy Spain, which has the feel and intensity of a wild, dangerous place.

Maybe the problem lies in the lack of immediacy in the story. Nothing happens in much of a hurry, and the pace has the feel of a window shopper- just there to browse, for as long as it takes. Even the Salsa-flavored score of the film doesn't scream danger.

Willie Parker (Terrance Stamp) is a f” read more

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"Stephen Frears orders around Terrence Stamp, John Hurt, and Tim Roth (in a very early role) to make him a movie filled with hitmen and road trips and bumbling crooks acting like jackasses. They all succeed. "


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