The Big Hit
The Big Hit (1998)

Kirk Wong directed this comedy actioner about mild-mannered, beleaguered hitman Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg), who very much wants to be liked. However, the naive Mel is being taken advantage of by both his girlfriends and associates (who… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 24, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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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

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...

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Blake French

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

James Berardinelli

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: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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.
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
Dean McKenna
Dumb, but fun action-comedy with the cast, outrageous stunts and car chases.

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