5.0/10
113
1 user 14 critic

The Assignment (2016)

Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
706 ( 304)

Coming Soon

In theaters March 3.

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Director: Greg McLean
Stars: Adria Arjona, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker
The Bad Batch (2016)
Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi
Free Fire (2016)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley
A Family Man (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.

Director: Mark Williams
Stars: Alison Brie, Gerard Butler, Dustin Milligan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

an interweaving for three stories connected to each other via an accident.

Director: Katell Quillévéré
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval
Catfight I (2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The rivalry between two former college friends comes to a head when they both attend the same glamorous event.

Director: Onur Tukel
Stars: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone
Their Finest (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Grave II (2016)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Director: Julia Ducournau
Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
The Untamed (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Director: Amat Escalante
Stars: Kenny Johnston, Simone Bucio, Simone Bucio
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.

Director: Juan Carlos Medina
Stars: Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth
Mean Dreams (2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.

Director: Nathan Morlando
Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton
Headshot II (2016)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.

Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
Stars: Julie Estelle, David Hendrawan, Chelsea Islan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Dr. Rachel Kay
...
...
Dr. Ralph Galen
...
Honest John Hartunian
...
...
Dr. Lin
...
Paul Wincott
...
Edward Gonzalez
...
Nurse Albert Becker
...
Bodyguard
...
Vladimir Gorski
...
Sebastian
...
Asian Woman
...
Ting Li
...
Cousin in Vegas
Edit

Storyline

Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets. Written by bartholomewmatthew

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, violence, sexuality, language and drug use
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

(Re) Assignment  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Rodriguez first lead role since Girlfight (2000). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Who thought this movie's plot was a good idea?
26 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinions of the plot based on what is presented in the trailer. I am reviewing the movie's concept and overtly transphobic themes, not the movie itself.

Not many things prompt me to actually speak up but this takes the cake.

Damn if I knew it was as simple to transition as getting on the mob's bad side then I wouldn't have spent 14 years dealing with severe depression and an overwhelming sense of helplessness as testosterone wreaked havoc on my body. I would've spent my time more productively training to become a hit-man knowing that someday a mob doctor would perform witchcraft and turn me into a cis-woman. Hell the $20000+ over the course of 4 years of transitioning would've been way better spent on weaponry and physical training.

Where can I find this doctor and can they please hurry up and share their medical talents with the rest of the world? The amount of trauma a person would have to go through to get bottom surgery, top surgery, facial surgery, voice surgery, and also a complete reset of their endocrine system to flush out, adapt to, and produce the right hormones over the course of one operation must have been mind boggling. Especially the hormone thing considering that's not possible. Hormone replacement takes years and has to continue after surgery indefinitely or the individual essentially begins to experience the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention removing facial hair permanently takes up to a year of regular treatments. The fact that that individual then spirals, I'm assuming immediately, into revenge is amazing. I'm a month into recovering from bottom surgery and I can barely go up and down stairs, let alone reap vengeance upon an entire criminal organization.

So I am to suspend my disbelief and say that the mob spent $30k-90k on this person's complete and total, seemingly magical, "surgical" feminization? Why painstakingly go through the complicated and expensive process of making him into an attractive woman, taking care to ensure that he retains all of his physical prowess and skill?

It's completely absurd and makes an incredibly transphobic spectacle of the life-saving surgeries that real people struggle and fight to obtain.

In all seriousness though I understand that you're supposed to suspend your sense of disbelief when watching a movie and that it's all in good fun and just meant to entertain people, blah blah blah. But this movie* is taking my struggles and life experiences (and the struggles and life experiences of an entire group of people) and reducing it to a cheap and humiliating plot device. Seriously what the hell. I don't expect much from Hollywood but I expect better than this.

*when I say movie I do actually mean "piece of transphobic garbage"


6 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who thought this plot was a good idea?? emilykutik
Looking for screenplay ashleylynchSL
I'm gonna miss the message boards jamesforsythe
Discuss The Assignment (2016) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?