Films based on video games


17. Hitman

Hitman isn’t a very good film. It’s humourless. It’s bleak. It feels like it takes a small age to sit through, probably because it uses too much slow motion in an attempt to look stylish. However, in Timothy Olyphant, Hitman at least has a lead actor that does justice to the source material. For most of the film, Olyphant has the stoic pragmatism of Agent 47 down cold. Like the hired killer from Eidos’s fantastic stealth series, he exudes equal parts cold professionalism and hard-hearted menace and his piercing gaze looks like it could bore a hole straight through you.