...then started to doze off. Came to look at the reviews before deciding if I should finish it, and they made my decision for me - not going to. Women playing men never works in movies. They try to adjust their voices, and it just sounds fake. And most don't walk anything like men, and the hips certainly don't lie. Also, the transition was far to unbelievable - it was basically instant. Other than that, the action wasn't particularly exciting. No idea where the story line on Weaver's character goes, but I lost interest and simply don't care. I doubt you will either.
Action / Crime / Thriller
Action / Crime / Thriller
Keywords: revenge gangster assassin sex change mad surgeon
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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.
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May 25, 2017 at 03:35 AM
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Made it through an hour...
Mediocre action-packed film with thrills , chills, shootouts and lots of violence
After waking up and discovering that he's been betrayed by gangsters (Anthony LaPaglia) and undergone gender reassignment surgery , an assassin (Michelle Rodriguez) aware he's been double crossed , then seeking to encounter the doctor responsible and at whatever cost . The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for vendetta against those who betrayed him , and he'll stop at nothing to get them , and eliminating one by one his enemies . Along the way , she is helped by a nurse named Johnnie (Caitlin Gerard) who also has dark secrets , too . One job changed it all !. A revenger's tale !. Payback's !.
Thriller crime containing unstopped action , betrayals galore , violent events , twists and turns . Lots of slam-bang action , shouting , swearing , shooting and there is graphic violence as well as other convenient elements with no much sense , at times it seems too similar to Hill's previous films . The Assignment (2016) is based on a story and script by Denis Hamill and director Walter Hill himself . The stars are pretty decent , but everything is predictable . Michelle Rodriguez provides a nice but unfriendly interpretation as an ace hired killer suddenly falling into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. There are enough colourful roles in the support cast delivering acceptable acting, such as : Tony Shalhoub as a strange doctor , Anthony LaPaglia as a cunning mobster , Caitlin Gerard as the girl who aids the series killer , and brief performances from Ken Kirzinger , Darryl Quon , Adrian Hough , Caroline Chan, Paul McGillion and the great Sigourney Weaver giving the best acting .
It packs functional and atmospheric cinematography by cameraman James Liston . And moving and thrilling musical score by the veteran Giorgo Moroder and Raney Shockne . The motion picture was regular but professionally directed by Walter Hill , though here he hasn't improved his previous thrillers , resulting in an intriguing but boring and tiring flick .The veteran craftsman Hill is a good writer , producer , filmmaker who has made a lot of films of all kinds of genres , working from late 60s , early 70s to nowadays . As he has directed action movies as Hard times , The driver , Southern comfort , The warriors , Extreme prejudice , 48 Hours , Another 48 hours , Last man standing , Johnny Handsome , Undisputed. Science fiction genre : Supernova . Western: Geronimo American legend , Wild Bill , Long riders . Comedy : Brewster's millions . Terror : Tales of the Crypt . Musical : Crossroads . The Assignment (2016) Rating 5/10. Average and inferior than others Walter Hill pics.
TOMBOY is posited as some kind of gender-swap action thriller but in reality it's merely an indie drama with great expectations which are dashed early on. Michelle Rodriguez plays an assassin, starting out as a guy, only to wake up to find that she's become a woman thanks to some unorthodox gender reassignment work. The problem is that the male Rodriguez looks like nothing more than the actress with a glued-on beard and some dodgy CGI work. This aspect of the movie feels like little more than a gimmick and Rodriguez's gruff voice is pretty pathetic too. The rest of the film is the usual low rent mix of bad guys and cheap-looking action scenes which invariably disappoint. Pity poor old Sigourney Weaver, stuck in one of those roles where she's constantly talking in a room and looking very bored.