Hit Me
Hit Me (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

A bleak, rewarding film noir.

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Emanuel Levy

Shainebrg's film lacks genuine suspense, erotic charge, or intriguing characters.

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Harvey S. Karten

Hit Me delivers mounting tension, combining action scenes with trenchant episodes, adding up to captivating cinema.

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Jonathan Lethem

Uncertain whether to aim for morbid satire or poignant character study, Hit Me hedges.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The story works best as a spoiler pouring ice water over those who think they can rise above their stations in life.

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Justine Elias
Village Voice

As the scam gets more complicated, and more deadly, Hit Me develops an unexpected emotional force.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Feels 100-percent false, stagy and stylish.

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