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The Hit List (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  3 April 2011 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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At one point Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Jonas and Hayden Christensen was considered for the role of Allan. See more »

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When Allan Campbell was sitting in the bar he asked the bar attendant if he could have a bigger glass. The bar attendant replied "nope, its the biggest we use" yet Jonas Arbor was sitting beside Allan and clearly had a much bigger glass. See more »

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Jonas Arbor: God doesn't discriminate. I guess he made me in his own image. Life's a fluke, Allan. A flash in the pan, and then it's over. A trigger is like a fast forward button. I just skip to the end credits on other people's lives. Or not. The choice is mine to make.
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Be careful what you wish for!
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not understand how people can downgrade this movie so badly, the acting is great, the story is excellent, one of the best I've seen in the past 12months and the movie itself is also way better than the most movies coming around on a daily basis. Sadly its not a high budget movie, so the common public would become aware of it, but downgrading something like that is pretty sad. If that is a 2 or 3, then the grading rates should go in the future down to minus 10 at least, because there are a lot of worse movies out there!

Its the same with another Cuba Gooding movie, Sacrifice, its also way better than the reviews show, but thats is a different subject. Maybe he is not so liked anymore...:-)

To me The Hit List is a good 7-8...not a 10 (except the story itself), but in regards of the downgrading, I upgrade it a bit. The story of the movie is simple, be careful what you wish for, even when you are drunk...because sometimes wishes come true!

More I do not want to spoil. Conclusion: absolutely worth the time watching and money as well...!

(I do not write many reviews here, only when I see that a movie is so badly discredited like this one!)


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