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The Assignment Reviews

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April 7, 2017
Hill has been mulling The Assignment's story since the 1970's, and that in itself may prove a cautionary tale: If it's taken you almost 50 years to finally get your story made into a movie, it probably wasn't that great of a story to begin with.
September 16, 2016
(re)Assignment is one hell of an ugly film and I'm not just talking about its grimy aesthetic.
September 15, 2016
The dialogue is about a dumb as you'll ever hear in a film, and the set-up isn't far behind, but overall (re)Assignment is actually pretty dull.
April 7, 2017
Under Hill's direction, Weaver doesn't seem to enjoy a moment of her sociopathy. But she's not the only one. Everyone gets a walloping here, if not a bullet to the head, in this grimy attempt at film noir.
September 12, 2016
Once the giddy critical pile-on and hate-watching settles down, the (justified) moral outrage that (re)Assignment tries to thwart will end up being the regrettable and forgettable film's only lasting legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
August 20, 2019
'The Assignment', with its tone changed, is a mere food product that goes from a research drama to pure and hard-acting film in its final stretch. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2017
What an incredible missed opportunity Walter Hill's The Assignment turns out to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2017
In the hands of a better writer, perhaps the idea could have at least found something clever to say about the gender roles of action cinema. As is, though, you have to ask: what's the point?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
April 8, 2017
Transphobia is the least of this mindless exercise's multitude of problems, beginning with the fact that the premise is so laughably implausible.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 15, 2016
(re)ASSIGNMENT doesn't deserve to be as bland as it is, but that's the reality audiences will unfortunately live out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 5, 2017
Hill simply went off the rails with this one and delivered something so wildly lurid and insane that it's a jaw-dropper of ill-conceived bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 5, 2017
This is perhaps the angriest movie Hill - longtime specialist in tough-guy fare such as "The Driver," "Last Man Standing," "Red Heat" and "Bullet to the Head" - has ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2017
So much of "The Assignment" is offensive. Rodriguez and Weaver both try to enhance the lousy material, but these fine actors deserve better than this lousy B-movie
September 12, 2016
A B-movie in which the b stands for bad, a film made with such staggering idiocy that it deserves to be studied by future generations for just how and why it ever got made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 4, 2017
Calling it disappointing would be an understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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September 14, 2016
For the work of a 74-year-old veteran director, the movie feels dispiritingly juvenile, more like the fantasy of a frightened boy than a film-making great.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 3, 2017
Reprehensible, yes, but it's also dull and inept. Fans of Walter Hill should treat his latest effort like the kind of car crash from which it's best to avert one's eyes.
April 2, 2017
Walter Hill and Michelle Rodriguez seem to share Frank's confusion over the precise difference between cosmetic and biological reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2017
The Assignment is an arguably watchable but eminently dismissible hunk of junk, strictly for late-night consumption.
September 26, 2016
It's too clunky to be any kind of real provocation.
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