The Big Hit
The Big Hit (1998)

This comedy-actioner is about mild-mannered hitman Mel. Everyone, including his associates and fiance, finds a way to cheat Mel out of his money. When Mel's group accidentally kidnaps the boss' goddaughter, Mel takes the blame, all… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score
41%
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User Score
58%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

The Big Hit is nothing more, or less, than a big goof.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

In its non-A-list way, The Big Hit is the most successful attempt yet to transfer the Hong Kong action movie to Hollywood.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The script, by rookie writer Ben Ramsey, is among the most disgraceful screenplays ever to be produced by a major studio.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

...crude and bloody but effective action comedy...

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Score it big-time inane but a load of fun.

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Blake French
Filmcritic.com

The Big Hit should be titled The Big Miss. That?s a really bad pun, but it?s better than anything in this movie.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

As low- intelligence entertainment goes, this film is very much a hit-and-miss affair.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The characters in these movies exist in a Twilight Zone where thousands of rounds of ammunition are fired, but no one ever gets shot unless the plot requires him to. The bullets have read the screenplay.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

This frantic black comedy is one long obscure joke.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
90's Hong-Kong action films were something special. The American remakes were something else. The Big Hit is a horrible mess of misjudged humour and… More
Khris N
Hey Hey! Now that Ive FINALLY got the DVD, I can do a proper review! Man, they dont make them like they used to. All the overblown, adrenalin charged… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Melvin: The truth is, I can't handle the idea of her not liking me. I can't handle the idea of ANYBODY not liking me. Cisco: Hey Melvin, the hundred… More
JY Skacto
An explosive comedy. Well, it isn't all that explosive, at least by today's standards, but it is pretty hilarious.<p>The story isn't all… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Hollywood failing once more in trying to replicate Hong Kong action/crime flicks.
Michael S
A lot of fun.

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