The Assignment

The Assignment

DVD - 2017
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Ace assassin Frank Kitchen is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of a vengeful surgeon known as The Doctor, whose brother was recently murdered by Frank.
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for graphic nudity, violence, sexuality, language and drug use
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2017]
ISBN: 9786316898128
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Dec 21, 2019

Always enjoy edgy Michelle Rodriguez playing a man then a female hit man. No matter what sex she play mean and vengeful really well.

May 15, 2019

Not believable action film starring Rodriquez, not exactly an accomplish actor. Saw original twist from the outset, so there goes that surprise. It's as clear as the cover of the dvd. C+ for effort, but that doesn't warrant a full watch (though I did).

Feb 19, 2019

The gimmick of a gender bending assassin is imagination arousing but otherwise the film is average.
Michelle Rodriguez's permanent scowl goes well with her morose, deadly character.

Dec 20, 2018

This is a thoroughly enjoyable action movie from the old master of violence. Waler Hill has lost nothing of his edge as he tackles gender identity in this fast-paced film. Excellent acting, as usual, from Sigourney Weaver - watch for her costumes in the few scenes out of the strait jacket. How many films today are 1h35m long? The director knows the value of tautness. Not for everyone's taste, but a very refreshing throwback to the way movies were made in the 1980s.

Aug 13, 2018

Interesting but crazy premise to this story. Lots of guns and blood. Ms. Rodriguez does some mean killing'. Watch when you've nothing better to do.

Jun 14, 2018

Weird movie but interesting!

May 13, 2018

This was quite a quirky movie keeping wondering what the end would bring. Fortunately they don't keep you guessing forever when the secret of the story is revealed in the final scene.

Jan 19, 2018

For the people that like these types of movie. It's not bad, and a little different.

Jan 12, 2018

If you can make it through the first 10 minutes without fast forwarding or laughing (you're not supposed to laugh) you'll probably like the rest of it. Very predictable, but the substantial budget makes it a bit watchable if you have nothing better to do one night.

Nov 18, 2017


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Sep 15, 2017

The Doc:
You were arrested, charged with multiple crimes, and at a hearing you were found mentally unfit for trial.
- Absolute bullshxt.
The presiding judge stipulated that you were to be periodically evaluated and that, at the point, if and when you were judged
to have fully regained your faculties, you would be returned to the remand
of the district attorney, city of San Francisco, and bound over for prosecution.
- Do you feel relieved,now that you've gotten all that off your shoulders?
I killed a lot of guys. They were worthless pieces of shxt, but I killed them,
and you're not supposed to kill people. So what happened to me? I guess maybe in the end... It was a lot better than what I deserved. But it takes a long time to work that out. In the meantime, you just want to get even.

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Sep 15, 2017

I was gonna be a chick except for in my head, so get used to it. Two people. One's a beauty and one's an i-don't-know what.
You should never let embarrassment prevent you from taking the best possible care you can of your body. It's your obligation to yourself.
And for which crimes you've committed are you willing to make these confessions?
- All of them, Ralph. Every single one that I'm responsible for. I'm afraid I've been a very naughty lady.
A dog is the only thing I ever trusted. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, if you're famous or some bum. Only thing a dog wants is to be your buddy.

Sep 15, 2017

I'm hugely sympathetic to those who want and choose to participate in gender reassignment, but normally that would never include frank kitchen.
He was by all accounts the type of man who reveled in murderous activities, as well as his masculinity. But, as time went by, the more I thought about the situation, I changed my mind about the man. He was an abandoned child who had become a ward of the state, condemned to live on the streets at an early age. I have the traditional romantic nostalgia for the idea that everyone should have a second chance, but I'm also a doctor,
a scientist, in a way an artist.
Richard ii, act iv. Honest John baconian, was there ever a man with a more disingenuous name? Such a darwinian creature. "Good king, great king,
and yet not greatly good."

Sep 15, 2017

I find myself at a philosophical crossroads. Whereas I'm aware of my own inadequacy in the grand scheme of things, simultaneously I find myself
the prisoner of lesser minds. I have dared to defy conventional morality,
but the true individual has always had to struggle with being overwhelmed
by the tribe, and no price, even this imprisonment and indignity, is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. On your terms, i am sorry for nothing. Absolutely nothing. I am proud of the experimental work I was doing for the benefit of every living human being. Sometimes harsh methods have to be used on the road to progress.

Sep 15, 2017

You need a more natural look to bring out your best features. I did a good job on you, didn't I? You're really quite beautiful in a waitress/shopgirl kind of way. But I don't want to be picky. You certainly qualify as an attractive woman. But inside your head, I can see you really haven't made any progress. Still a killer. Still a street animal. Still a macho man. I gave you a new chance in life and you wasted that opportunity.
Oh, god, I met a guy. He was one of honest John's bodyguards. He's big, mean, and no good. Just my type.
Poe once wrote an essay called "the philosophy of composition." In it he develops his theories about proper art being indifferent to moral and political considerations, that real art was about its own dynamic inner relationships able to stand on style alone.

Sep 15, 2017

I used to be a guy. A real bad guy. Then things changed. Now I look at the cards I got dealt in a different way. One thing's for sure. Change is gonna come.
If you could be manipulated properly, maybe I'd get out of this miserable facility and rightly end upin front of a judge and jury. I'd hire myself some hotshot lawyers and hope for 12 men and women, good and true, who would appreciate my vision of a a better world.
I think you're out of bullets. So, what do we do now? I think I'm actually a bit of a coward when it comes to life and death situations. I assume the men who work for me are... Dead. I have an idea. I think we should call it quits. You walk away into the night, I'll pull a disappearing act of my own, and, sad to say, we'll never see each other again.

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