Interview with a Hitman Reviews
It also makes me wish I wasn't English, as, unfortunately it was made in England.. Making us all look as though we have no idea about films.
The final scene probably sums it up for me, and I realise this is probably done on a relatively small budget; shot in a small room with hard walls there's way too much ambient reverb. Come on guys, a few old curtains from a charity shop hung out of shot and you've killed the hideous reverb without the need for an expensive overdub.
Rant over, I did really enjoy the film. If you can get past the sound quality, which in all fairness is not all that bad, you've got a great movie. Well done Perry Bhandal. I like films that don't end with an obvious twist or a deus ex.
Growing up in Romania young Viktor joined organised crime to stay alive and pay off bills. This segment was long, violent without purpose, dreary, boring, and hopefully relevant at some point.
Viktor hopes to align himself with a different crime group in the UK after being betrayed by his old group. Lots of fighting and killing ensues. He gets to meet some of his childhood acquaintances, and deal with an old issue or two.
Does he do better with this group?
Cinematography: 5/10 Good some of the time, but wobbly more often. The sepia segments I could have done without entirely. There were entirely too many minutes spent where no one is doing anything and the horrid music plays.
Sound: 5/10 Yikes. The sound level of conversation tends to be too low, and has accompanying buzz/hiss. This is not an asset. Incidental music is jarring and irritating.
Acting: 5/10 Stale, cliched, boring. I did not believe Luke Goss for a minute. Since he is the centre of the piece, that is rather annoying. The other actors do not make up for it. Versus Daniel Craig, or Matt Damon, or Jason Statham, or Brad Pitt, or Gerard Butler, or even Aaron Eckhart, this guy is an emotionless, empty scarecrow to be blown away. I cannot imagine him accomplishing anything useful.
Screenplay: 6/10 Long on development, short on delivery.