The Hit
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In this offbeat crime film, Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) an English mobster turned informant, has been given a new identity and has been living in a small, isolated village in Spain for 10 years. Unfortunately for Parker, the men he has betrayed have ascertained his whereabouts and send Braddock (John Hurt), a professional hitman, and his apprentice Myron (Tim Roth) to bring Parker to Paris where his ex-associates await. After kidnapping Parker, nothing goes as planned. Now they are followed by a Spanish policeman (Fernando Rey) who seems to anticipate each of their moves, and they are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Superb acting from Hurt and Stamp is enough to smooth over any rough patches."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"transmits an alien grip on atmosphere and tone that keeps one enthralled even as it ponders the very basis of being"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"'The Hit' gives the great Terence Stamp what is arguably his best role."
‑ Dan Lybarger,
"The film is not as good as the Eric Clapton music in the background."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"really more of an exploration of the disjunction between exteriors and interiors, and while some may find it slow-going, those who see it for what it is will find it an intriguing portrait of human nature"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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