It’s an interesting thing when you focus a movie on a hitman. Usually you expect it to be an action film, but it seems to be of the popular decision to try and get more in depth an always make them struggling with some inner issue. The same holds true for the latest Interview With a Hitman starring Luke Goss, but can it juggle the drama and action to deliver a story that will deliver something new to the genre or will it miss it’s mark?
Interview With a Hitman follows an Eastern European hitman fakes his own death after being betrayed by the man who made him. Now in London his rules are put to the test in a brutal power struggle between two vicious families that will turn his world on his head, but can he escape from this struggle alive and have the chance at a new life? The idea behind this movie is pretty good; the problem is the movie itself is all over the place. Instead of just being about the current issue this hitman is dealing with and the directions he goes to resolve it, this film is actually more of a life story of this character taking the viewer on a journey of how he became what who he is. This actually works pretty well to create a unique take on the subject, but not knowing this going in makes it lose something. Goss is always great and does a good job bringing this character to life with a unique cold yet cool nature. The rest of the cast do a fine job, but no one really stands out. There isn’t a while lot of action here, but what there little there is works well.
This is a pretty good movie with an interesting take on the whole hitman idea, but you have to just know going in that it is a drama and not an action film or it just won’t work. Luke Goss has delivered some great performances over the years, so it cool to see him headlining more and more films and this one is a decent addition to his resume and ability as a leading man.