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New Hitman Agent 47 movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new action flick, “Hitman: Agent 47,” into theaters today, August 21st, 2015, and all the top critics have served up their reviews. It turns out that it really didn’t resonate well with most of them, getting just an overall 29 score out of a possible 100 at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds and Thomas Kretschmann. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Kyle Anderson from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a not so great 58 grade, saying: “In this post-“Mad Max: Fury Road” action movie age, “occasionally bonkers” just doesn’t cut it anymore.”

Stephen Farber at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 score, saying: “After a while, you give up trying to make sense of the plot and sit there gaping at the car crashes, fight scenes, and shootings. The problem is that even the mayhem quickly becomes repetitive.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “The plot is just high-tech Swiss Cheese, filled with holes and smelling like last week’s refrigerator contents.”

Robert Abele from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 score. He said: “Writers Skip Woods and Michael Finch have a few tricks up their sleeves as betrayals emerge and allegiances shift. But it’s not enough to make us care or to keep the third act from being a head-scratching mess.”

Inkoo Kang at TheWrap, gave it a 30 grade, saying: “For all its cheap talk about the importance of innovation, Agent 47 just feels like a copy of a copy of a copy.”

Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 30 score. He said: “Insofar as Hitman: Agent 47 is about anything, really, it’s about the pleasures of being on location — from the gratuitous image of Ware taking a dip in a five-star-hotel swimming pool to the sight of Singapore’s staggering Gardens by the Bay.”

Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 grade, saying: “Hitman: Agent 47 takes an austere European aesthetic and combines it with Hollywood mindlessness, and the result is like a guilty pleasure, minus the pleasure.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 25 score, saying: “It’s all as pointless as the asthma inhaler with which one character treats his advanced lung cancer.”

Brian Tallerico from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 25 score, saying: “Hitman: Agent 47 is aggressively awful, the kind of film that rubs its lackadaisical screenwriting, dull filmmaking and boring characters in your face, almost daring you to ask the theater operator for your money back.”

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it an awful 20 score, saying: “Hitman: Agent 47 is a by-the-numbers schlock action sequel that writes its own epitaph when a character mutters the dusty insult, “You’re dead, too. You just don’t know it yet.”

Lastly, Jeannette Catsoulis over at The New York Times, gave it another bad 20 grade, claiming: “Dumb as dirt and just as generic, Hitman: Agent 47 trades brains for bullets and characters for windup toys.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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