5.4/10
10,323
39 user 25 critic

The Hit List (2011)

Trailer
1:54 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.

Director:

Writers:

,
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundgren, Claudia Bassols
Sacrifice I (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Christian Slater, Kim Coates
Hero Wanted (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.

Director: Brian Smrz
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Tommy Flanagan
Ticking Clock (Video 2011)
Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Neal McDonough, Nicki Aycox
Linewatch (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Omari Hardwick, Evan Ross
Dirty (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

Director: Chris Fisher
Stars: Frank Alvarez, Clifton Collins Jr., Brittany Daniel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Detective Neil McKay
Ginny Weirick ...
Sydney Campbell
...
Mike Dodd
...
Brian Felzner
...
Special Agent Drake Ford
J.P. O'Shaughnessy ...
Lieutenant Ben Harp
...
Detective Ray Lowery
Brandon O'Neill ...
Dom Estacado
Daniel Brockley ...
Drew McAllister
...
Victor Rosen's Secretary (as Kasia Wolejnio)
Tracy Schornick ...
Bartender
...
Officer Turnkey
Stephanie Vigil ...
TV News Reporter #1
Edit

Storyline

In Spokane, an elite government killer goes rogue on the day that engineer Allen Campbell loses a promotion and finds his best man with his wife. Allen goes drinking that night and chats up a stranger who turns out to be Jonas, the hit man. Jonas asks Allen to give him a list of five people he'd like to see dead, so a drunk Allen lists his boss, the guy who got the promotion, a nasty bookie, the best man, and his wife. By the next morning, the boss is dead, and Allen realizes Jonas is for real. Can he stop Jonas? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Who's on your list?

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The List  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(5.1 surround)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cole Hauser has talent for working with acting legends more than once, to name a few are the following; "School Ties, 1992" & "Good Will Hunting, 1997" with good friend Matt Damon. "Tigerland, 2000" & "Harts war, 2002" with Colin Farrell. "Harts war, 2002", "Tears of the Sun, 2003" & "A Good Day to Die Hard, 2013" with Bruce willis. "Dirty, 2005" & "The Hit List, 2011" with Cuba gooding Jnr "Dirty, 2005" & "Pitch Black, 2000" with Keith David. See more »

Goofs

Between scenes, Allan's bruise changes in size and color. See more »

Quotes

Detective Neil McKay: Now what the fuck is going on here, Campbell? You got ties to two of these vics and possibly a third. I got one dead cop and you at the scene waving a gun.
Allan Campbell: Look, I tried to tell you...
Detective Neil McKay: No, you told me a joke. Two guys walk into a bar. Fucking hilarious.
See more »

Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

47 Ways To Die
Written by Steve Blaze
Performed by Lillian Axe
From the album "Deep Red Shadows"
Lillian Axe appears courtesy of Love & War Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A film that is helped by it's cast.
25 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just a few weeks after picking up Gooding's last film "Sacrifice", "The Hit List" was released. I picked it up because I am a pretty big fan of his. The film turned out to be pretty well done for a DTV thriller but just like "Sacrifice" it has it's flaws.

Jonas Arbor(Gooding) is a hit man and decides to go rouge. His reason unfolds throughout the movie but in doing this he runs into Allen(Cole Hauser) in a bar. Allen is having his own bad day by losing his promotion to a younger partner in his film and problems with his wife come to surface. Arbor and Allen meet in a bar and get drunk together. Jonas explains to Allen that he is a hit man and will kill five people for Allen free of charge. Thinking it is a joke Allen writes down names and laughs it off. It isn't long before he realizes its a joke and has to stop Jonas from completing the list.

The film has been compared to "Collateral" and while it is a fair comparison, the film does stand on its own. Its flaws lie in editing and lack of budget which is the same thing "Sacrifice" suffered from. The opening credits are done in almost a comedic or even a James Bond type of way and really turns the viewer away from what the tone is trying to be. The budget shows in the camera set ups and how rarely other angles are used. The DP obviously did not have the time or money to make the film look bigger. There is a car chase in the film that could have been much more exciting if the editing was better. All in all what saves the film is the performances by Hauser and Gooding. They do not play down to the budget level and they treat the film as if it is a big budget hit. Gooding assures the audience that he has still got it and reminds us of why he is capable of an award winning performance. He is deep and scary and really gets into the role more than he has in the last few years. The quality lies in the performances which is why this is an above average DTV Thriller.

Acting 9/10

Editing 5/10

Music 5/10

Directing 7/10

Fans of Gooding and Hauser should be pleased with this film.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just watched it. reddragon211981
The guy at the end bdwilson95-1
guesses....? Viper8828
cast and crew screening richysal
Best movie this year... shonofear
slow start is worth it pepperprentiss
Discuss The Hit List (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?