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Psychologie-Professor Gary Johnson (Glen Powell) führt ein eher unaufgeregtes Leben an der Universität, nur sein neuer Nebenjob beim New Orleans Police Department sorgt für Abwechslung: als vermeintlicher Killer dient er als Lockvogel, um seine Auftraggeber hinter Gitter zu bringen. Gary zeigt überraschendes Talent darin, sich für jeden seiner Kunden maßgeschneiderte Killer-Persönlichkeiten auszudenken und zu verkörpern. Für Garys erstes Treffen mit der attraktiven Madison (Adria Arjona), die ihren gewalttätigen Ehemann um die Ecke bringen lassen will, denkt er sich die Figur des abgebrühten Killers Ron aus. Doch plötzlich wird es kompliziert: Madison gefällt ihm sehr und zum ersten Mal versucht Gary, jemanden vor dem Gefängnis zu bewahren, statt verhaften zu lassen. Als Madison sich dann tatsächlich in den coolen und sexy Ron - alias Gary - verliebt, löst ihre heiße Affäre eine unheilvolle Kettenreaktion aus. Denn auch Madison hat noch nicht alle Karten auf den Tisch gelegt... (Leonine)

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EvilPhoEniX 

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Englisch Richard Linklater is quite an unexplored director for me, his work has always passed me by, so I didn't have high expectations and I wasn't too impressed either. The action was non-existent, the humour minimal to nonexistent and the whole thing hinged on the likable duo of Glen Powell and the beautiful Adria Arjona, but I didn't find the plot engaging, imaginative or very interesting either. Too simple for me without any interesting plot twists. Just average. I'll forget it tomorrow. 5/10. ()

J*A*S*M 

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Englisch The genre classification here raises expectations of a slightly different experience, but the resulting film is neither much action nor much comedy, so beware. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. An original idea, a nicely thought out script, hugely charismatic characters (Glen Powell has been on a really nice run). A very accessible film for the audience, and yet you can feel Richard Linklater's indie roots in every frame. PS: Coincidentally, I saw Hit Man on the same day as the Czech film Mr. and Mrs. Stodola, so it was an unplanned, dramaturgically very interesting double bill :D ()

3DD!3 

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Englisch A clever, well thought out script with a message about the fear of changes in life. Great pacing, top-notch acting – the dialogue! – Glen Powell disappears into the role. The story builds beautifully and there is no action at all. A lovely romantic film, with which Richard Linklater fulfills the dream of a lot of overweight, bespectacled students of getting their chance to bed that Adria Arjona. And it will only cost them the loss of their own personality. ()

Necrotongue 

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Englisch I settled down, expecting an action-comedy, but twenty minutes in, I paused and checked the movie description to make sure I wasn’t dyslexic — it really did list Action/Comedy. It threw me off because it wasn’t exactly action-packed, nor was it a typical comedy. To me, it felt more like a lighthearted drama, which isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact, I enjoyed the film’s style more than I anticipated. The story itself wasn’t groundbreaking, but it highlighted how crucial well-written dialogue is for a good script. The film didn’t pretend to be more than it was — an enjoyable, easy-going watch that didn’t overtax my brain, yet still felt intelligently crafted. Plus, Adria Arjona was great to watch, and I have to give props to Glen Powell. He nailed the role of a man who adeptly plays various roles himself. His performance was stellar; each character he portrayed looked and felt distinct, and it wasn’t just thanks to the makeup team. I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected. / Lesson learned: I'm not entirely sure if good triumphed over evil, but life isn’t a fairy tale, and sometimes it throws us moral dilemmas. ()