Hit Me
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Hit Me is a film adaptation of Jim Thompson's crime novel, A Swell-Looking Babe. Sonny (Elias Koteas) lives with his retarded older brother, Leroy (Jay Leggett), and works very hard as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique (Laure Marsac) a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny delivers her room service order and finds her bleeding from the wrists. She and Del (Bruce Ramsay), a male prostitute, draw Sonny into a robbery scheme which quickly begins to unravel.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A bleak, rewarding film noir."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Shainebrg's film lacks genuine suspense, erotic charge, or intriguing characters."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Feels 100-percent false, stagy and stylish."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Uncertain whether to aim for morbid satire or poignant character study, Hit Me hedges."
‑ Jonathan Lethem, Salon.com
"The story works best as a spoiler pouring ice water over those who think they can rise above their stations in life."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"As the scam gets more complicated, and more deadly, Hit Me develops an unexpected emotional force."
‑ Justine Elias, Village Voice
"Hit Me delivers mounting tension, combining action scenes with trenchant episodes, adding up to captivating cinema."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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