Hitman: Agent 47 (2015): 6 out of 10: First, let’s get this out of the way. This is not as good as the video game series that spawned it. Rupert Friend almost looks the part but simply doesn’t have that Agent 47 quality. It is a little like if you had Jennifer Aniston play Lara Croft.
Rupert isn’t helped by a plot that suffers from this time its personal syndrome (see the latest Bond film Spectre). Everybody is someone’s sister, father, cousin, former chiropractor’s receptionist. It is a tired idea that has been beaten to death in action films of late.
So the acting is subpar, the story is filled with tired tropes and it doesn’t do justice to the source material. Thank god it looks so good and the action set pieces that start just okay get more spectacular as the movie moves along.
If you can get past the someone subpar opening bit that is more Steven Seagal than Terminator, the ride improves. That all this movie really is, a forgettable ride among some nice scenery. Sometimes that is enough for a Saturday night on the couch with the wife.