Like a handful of films on this list, it’s well worth tracking down, proving to be a surprisingly tough watch at times, and deserving of considerably more recognition. gives Olyphant slightly more screen time, and a chance to flex his bad guy persona, only without the usual strength of purpose his characters possess, as his Hollywood Jack turns out to be quite cowardly - it’s still a blast watching him play arrogant alongside a very angry Vin Diesel, though.
After working together on it, Tatum convinced Gordon-Levitt to join him in promising it wasn’t going to be an advert for army recruitment. The rest of the film is a straightforward action movie, as a bearded Diesel punches and shoots his way to the person responsible for killing his wife, showing such a panache for it that it reminded me how much I resented his foray into the realms of as a whole never quite feels as strong as the sum of its components, or Morgan Freeman’s amazing eyebrows.
I still find the casting of Olyphant a little left of centre, as it’s a pure action role and seemed designed for someone of Diesel’s stature, yet Olyphant proves himself admirably, snarling out the dialogue in a way that befits his strengths.
He also shows a physical adeptness during the fight scenes, even if the bald look is a slightly unusual one for him, as most of his other parts in action movies have never required such a high level of physicality.
But there’s still plenty to enjoy, watching Agent 47 (Olyphant, of course) despatch bad guys in inventive ways in a role that was originally touted for Vin Diesel., which stars Heroes’ Milo Ventimiglia and geek legend Michael Biehn, which also has a strong enough poster and trailer to make sure it’s firmly on my ‘to see’ list.I know that quite a few of my friends have a strong dislike for , but with its 80s throwback attitude towards violence, plotting and one-liners, I couldn’t help but enjoy it.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s App Choices app here.