Hitman: Agent 47 | Film review – Rupert Friend’s assassin is unstoppable but slick thriller fails to grip

Rupert Friend plays an assassin even deadlier than Homeland’s Peter Quinn in Hitman: Agent 47, a sci-fi action thriller based on the bestselling video game. A genetically engineered killer – complete with a barcode on the back of his shaven head and a number for a name – he’s predictably unstoppable when he teams up with Hannah Ware’s enigmatic heroine and takes on the forces of a sinister corporation. But his very indestructibility means the story’s formulaic action never gets particularly gripping, while the slick photography gives the film the look of a luxury car advert.

Certificate 15. Runtime 92 mins. Director Aleksander Bach

Hitman: Agent 47 is available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.