Hit Man (2024)

Hit Man (2024)

Strong performances pull off this steamy, thrilling romcom

7.4

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy, Crime, Romance
2024
RICHARD LINKLATER
Adria Arjona, Anthony Michael Frederick, Austin Amelio
115 min

TLDR

Retta says it best: okay, Daniel Day!

What it's about

Thanks to his expert knowledge on the human psyche, philosophy professor Gary Johnson (Glen Powell) is able to help the local police by posing as a hit man. He finds himself in a quandry, however, when he falls in love with client and potential criminal, Maddy Masters (Adria Arjona).

The take

Hit Man is many things—a romance, neo-noir, comedy, and thriller. And though it sometimes feels like it doesn’t quite reach its full potential in all those areas, it’s hard not to be blown away by Powell’s Rolodex of characters and his palpable chemistry with Arjona. The story itself isn’t as sturdy as I hoped it would be, but it’s supported by a strong, funny script co-written by the ever-reliable Linklater (who I suspect is behind the deep existential ruminations) and Powell (who must’ve supplied the cache of modern jokes), ultimately making Hit Man a smart, funny, and deeply pleasurable watch.

What stands out

Manifesting a Master of Disguise remake starring Glenn Powell.

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