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First Look Review - HIT TEAM

A pair of blundering assassins must kill six people in one day.


Review by Andy Comer (@thetalkingcan)

Directed by: Mark Newton

Starring: Myles McLane, Emerald Robinson, Roger Payano, Anita Leeman, Douglas Macpherson, Melanie Camp




"Hit Team has a simple enough premise that could have been somewhat entertaining with a decent script and actors, but neither of these things are present in this downright lousy movie."




Hit Team follows Max and Ruthie as they have been assigned to kill six people in Los Angeles by the end of the day, but as their blunders add up, their Las Vegas boss ends up coming after them. It’s obviously a simple enough premise that could have been somewhat entertaining with a decent script and actors, but neither of these things are present in this downright lousy movie.
Seriously, right from the start I knew this would be a challenge of a movie to get through because right from the opening hit, the effects, looped over audio, and terrible editing pulled me right out of the already weak world. At times the audio, along with laughable sound effects, makes the movie feel like this is a foreign film that was over-dubbed, but knowing that this is simply not the case, it just makes everything harder to take in.
If I had to name the worst offender here, it would definitely be the script. The dialog is abysmal as it is continuously trying to over stuff every situation with cheap laughs that would make even great actors look like fools. Speaking of the actors, each one seems to be on a mission to be more over the top than all the others. I honestly can’t even decide which character is even remotely close to resembling an actual person that is out there walking and talking today.

Usually I really enjoy a good hitman story. I like to see those kind of unique, driven, and unrelenting characters going after their targets and getting into crazy situations that just leave huge body counts in their wake, but here it just boggles the mind how these characters could have even gotten into this situation in the first place. And how they get to where they are just before the credits roll is so far out of left field that all I could do was throw my hands in the air and say, “Okay, if you say so.” Absolutely nothing about this movie works, and it felt like a chore to suffer through it.

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