The Assignment

2016 "A revenger's tale."
4.7| 1h35m| R| en

Ace assassin Frank Kitchen is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman, now a hitwoman, sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.


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Beanbioca As Good As It Gets
Anoushka Slater While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
Deanna There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
Raymond Sierra The film may be flawed, but its message is not.
cstewart-24155 How could these renowned actors get roped into this drivel? It's a terrible movie, but, unlike other terrible movies, it has name stars. The budget is listed as $5,000,000. That's not very much to cover their salaries. The writing is third grade level at best. Are Sigourney, Tony Shalhoub, and Michelle Rodriguez this desperate for money? I cringed through the stilted dialogue and suffered to the end so I could see if there was anything redeeming in this mess. There wasn't.
brinksace-1 Once the part where Rodriguez no longer plays a man it was good. I even enjoyed the ending. A fitting way for it to end. Hope they make a part 2. Or another Assignment for Frankie!
a_chinn Outrageous and wildly un-PC story has hit-man Frank Kitchen, a bearded Michelle Rodriguez, kidnapped and forcibly given gender reassignment surgery by doctor Sigourney Weaker as revenge for Kitchen's killing of her mobster brother. Kitchen wakes up from the surgery to find himself now a woman, but Kitchen is now determined to find out who did this to him so he/she can exact his/her revenge. From there, the film is a fairly standard revenge picture along the lines of "Point Blank" or "Oldboy" where Kitchen works his way up the food chain of underworld figures until he reaches his eventual final target. Anthony LaPaglia, who I don't think I've seen in years and was quite excited to see in something again, plays one of those targets who double crossed Kitchen. Tony Shalhoub also has a juicy role as an interrogator taking a statement from Weaver in a Death and the Maiden-like verbal sparing match, where Weaver narrates the events of the film and serves as film's framing device. Produced, written, directed by Walter Hill, he brings an assured hand to the action and fills the script with his usual tough clipped dialogue. I was about to write that this is Hill's best work in years, but it's really just Hill's first film as director in many years. Hopefully he's been living comfortably off of his producer credits on all of the Alien sequels and prequels, but it's exciting to see Hill return to his scrappy low-budget action film roots with this outlandish action flick. "The Assignment" also boasts a score by the great Giorgio Moroder (with orchestrations by and some additional music by Raney Shockne), which is Moroder's first feature film score since the 1990s. Now if you were wondering if the film has a subtext around gender politics, violence again women, and such, it does not. Hill's film is less like The Wachowski's rich genre and gender mixing "Bound" and is more similar to Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire," which was more just a straight-up action film focused on Gina Carano kicking ass (but with a bit more pulpy Roger Corman/Samuel Z. Arkoff exploitation thrown in for good measure). Overall, "The Assignment" is a must see for fans of Hill and 1970s style of gritty pulpy action films.
Daniel_225 I watched this film because one of my family members who is naive to the way Amazon operates put it on because it was suggested by Prime. Productions like this is the very reason I personally refuse to order a Prime membership. It's so obvious it's an Illuminati social engineering film meant to program behavior and philosophies into the audience. Needless to say usually I don't watch stuff like this but I decided to watch this time to see what passes for mainstream entertainment these days. As I said, this was a sick film... Cursing, nudity & promiscuity, killing, back stabbing, and general evil behavior; it made me think of a bunch of demons scrambling to get to the top like a bucket of crabs. They only thing that was sorta good was that none of the characters where good but none completely evil either. Me