5.4/10
2,624
51 user 35 critic

Asher (2018)

Trailer
1:45 | Trailer
An aging hitman's last job goes sideways, forcing him to redeem himself.

Writer:

Jay Zaretsky (screenplay by)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Perlman ... Asher
Famke Janssen ... Sophie
Jacqueline Bisset ... Dora
Marta Milans ... Marina
Guy Burnet ... Lyor
Ned Eisenberg ... Abram
David Wohl ... Dr. Green
Peter Facinelli ... Uziel
Richard Dreyfuss ... Avi
Blake Perlman ... Hannah
Joseph Siprut ... Craig
Micah Hauptman ... Reuben
Hannah Viederman Hannah Viederman ... Chia Girl
Alton Fitzgerald White ... Berenger
Henry Yuk Henry Yuk ... Khan
Edit

Storyline

Asher (Ron Perlman) is a contract killer who's spent the better part of his life ending other lives, taking orders from Avi (Richard Dreyfuss). He lives a lonely existence, making friends out of fine wine and good food, resenting his apprentice, Uzi (Peter Facinelli), who's taking jobs from him due to youth. When Avi hands Asher three contracts for a revenge scheme, the hitman takes the job, only to lose consciousness due to health issues, making accidental contact with Sophie (Famke Janssen), a ballet teacher distraught over mother Dora (Jacqueline Bisset), who's losing her battle with dementia. Asher and Sophie make a connection, embarking on a tentative courtship where the murderer can't share anything about his life. As the pair work out their flirtations, Asher is forced to pair with Uzi on a group hit, and when that goes bad for a moment, the veteran soon becomes marked for death, threatening all the good that's come into his world. Written by blu-ray.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

aging | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Some Things Get Better With Age See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ron Perlman, in an interview with Collider, said this is a passion project he has been trying to get off the ground for 10-13 years. See more »

Goofs

A little after the 48 minute mark Asher (Ron Perlman) is shooting at some bottles, there is no muzzle flash on his first shot, also after his first shot he cycles the bolt on his rifle but no spent cartridge is ejected and no fresh round loaded from the magazine, on his subsequent three shots it also appears there are no cartridges ejected when he cycles the bolt. See more »

Quotes

Asher: [his latest hit is going into cardiac arrest] Saves Me A Bullet
Dora: Saves Me A Blow Job
See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

User Reviews

 
If the writing was better, this film would've been a hit.
14 December 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

It was good to see such great performances from Ron Perlman and Famke Janssen, but Richard Dreyfuss was about as convincing as his fake accent. The directing was right on point, as was the score. But the writing from amateur Jay Zaretsky is what killed this film. This was only his 2nd (first being a short) writing attempt, and although the story premise in itself was decent, the screenplay was terrible. This film needed a seasoned screenwriter to edit/cut out and speed up the overly slow paced and too long 117 min length down to 80-90 mins, as well as fix some of the poor dialogue. Had this film been played at 1.2x faster speed, it may have held my attention better. The entire last 15-20 mins only needed to be 5 min. Great to see Ron Perlman back on the big screen, need to see more of him in these type of roles, and hopefully we will. It's a 7/10 from me - would have been 8 or 9/10 had the screenplay been edited down and tighter.


36 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese | French

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asher See more »

Filming Locations:

Syracuse, New York, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed