When I see that a movie is "based on the video game," I keep my expectations low. That way, I am only mildly disappointed ('Super Mario Bros.', anyone?), or else I am actually pleasantly surprised. (I'm sure I'm in the minority in that I really enjoy the 'Tomb Raider' movies.) For me, 'Hitman' fell into the latter category. I know nothing about 'Hitman' the game, but I thought that Tim Olyphant was well-cast in the lead role. (Vin Diesel would have ruined this movie.) Olga Kurylenko was a pleasant surprise. All in all, a decent action flick. I rate it a solid Three Bones.
Based on the real life story of poets Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried Sassoon's treatment by Dr. William Rivers during the horrors of World War I. When Sassoon writes an anti-war pamphlet, he's sent away for 'the cure', although he's not imbalanced, just rebellious. Excellent acting, wonderful cinematography and sure to bring a tear to your eye, minus over-syrupy sentiment. Bunce steals the movie with his quiet and sensitive portrayal.