[[caption-width-right:350:BaldOfAwesome? Check. [[GunsAkimbo Twin pistols?]] Check. [[BadassInANiceSuit Badass suit?]] Check. Time to go to work.]]
-->I'm gonna ask you a question. How you answer it will determine how this night ends. "How does a good man decide when to kill?"

'''''Hitman''''' is a 2007 action film based on the [[{{VideoGame/Hitman}} video game of the same name.]] It was directed by Xavier Gens.

The movie follows Agent 47, a genetically engineered [[ProfessionalKiller hitman]]. 47 is employed by "[[MurderInc The Agency]]" a clandestine organisation who offer their elite services to the highest bidders. After assassinating a public official, 47 becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy. He finds himself pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military.

The film stars Creator/TimothyOlyphant, [[Film/MissionImpossible Dougray Scott]], and [[Creator/OlgaKurylenko Olga]] [[{{Film/QuantumOfSolace}} Kurylenko]].

A reboot titled ''Film/HitmanAgent47'' was released on August 21, 2015. It is an American-German action film directed by Aleksander Bach and written by Skip Woods (who also wrote the original ''{{Film/Hitman}}'' film) and Michael Finch.

Please add any tropes relevant to the reboot on its [[Film/HitmanAgent47 own page]].


!!''Hitman'' Contains examples of:

* ArmorIsUseless: When the Russian military makes its move on 47 in his hotel room, some are killed by traps and many others are taken out by just his pistols.
* AlmostKiss: After 47 has killed the man he's going to impersonate later and taken Nika back to their hotel, Nika, who is pretty drunk, begins to seduce 47, going as far as undoing his pants and straddling him topless on the bed. Just when they get close enough to kiss, 47 jabs her in the neck with a sedative.
* {{Asexuality}}: 47 is not very social. Comes with the territory of being trained as a child to be a perfect killer. As evident by his almost kiss with Nika.
* AlternateContinuity: 47's origins as a clone are replaced with him being an orphan raised with other children to be perfect assassins.
* AssassinOutclassin: The duel on the train seems to share elements of this as the other Agents are there to kill 47 but also seem to fight each other. Possibly justified since it seems that [[{{Greed}} whoever completes the contract will get the payment]].
* BadassBoast: 47 delivers one in the opening to Mike Whittier.
-->'''Mike Whittier''': Are you going to kill me?\\
'''Agent 47''': [[IfIWantedYouDead If I was going to kill you,]] I'd have done it when you walked to your car this morning and been gone by the time your body hit the sidewalk.\\
'''Mike Whittier''': Then why are you here?\\
'''Agent 47''': To talk. But, Mike, if you make me kill you, you will not go alone.(...)
* BadassInANiceSuit: He is 47 after all.
* BadHabits: The Agent at the climax is wearing a monk's robe when he attacks 47.
* BatmanGambit: 47 has [[spoiler: Interpol agent Mike Whittier arrest him after the climax, because he knew that he had jurisdiction, and made a deal earlier on with Agent Smith to allow for his escape shortly thereafter.]]
* BlasphemousBoast: After leaving Markov with his SadisticChoice, 47 assures him that "even the Lord Himself" will not hear his screams.
* BloodstainedGlassWindows: The final showdown takes place at a church.
* BoomHeadshot: Quite a few, of the {{Gorn}}-tastic variety to boot.
* BottomlessMagazines: Particularly in the shootout at Udri's place.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: 47 pays Udre Belicoff with such a briefcase. He's hidden a small explosive in it, which he uses as a distraction when his cover is blown.
* CampingACrapper: 47 steals Mr. Price's identity by drugging his drink and then taking him (and his bodyguards) out in the bathroom, where he'd hidden a silenced gun in one of the toilet's water bowls.
* CelebrityParadox: During 47's escape from the hotel, he bursts into a room where two guys are playing one of the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' games.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: 47 allegedly turns out to have been this from the moment his first hotel was raided, according to Mike.]]
* ContractOnTheHitman: 47 for some reason finds himself pursued by his fellow Agents on several occasions.
* CoolGuns: 47's iconic silver pistols are intact.
* CriticalResearchFailure:
** In-universe example. When 47 meets Udre Belicoff as a "weapons buyer", Udre misidentifies pretty much every gun he offers. For example, he refers to an [=M4A1=] with [=M203=] Underbarrel Grenade Launcher as "an [=M203=] with an Underbarrel Grenade Lancher." 47 actually points this out as evidence of how clueless Udre really is.
** Similarly, the military officers gathered towards the climax to capture 47 all wear uniforms of the Bulgarian Army, not that of Russia. Additionally, their commandos wear shoulder patches with the letters "МДВ"--the wrong order for the acronym for the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry ("МВД")
* DeadMansChest: Done as a MythologyGag to the original games. He not only puts the bodies in a shipping crate but nails it shut as well.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Everything 47 says is in monotone but he gets a few moments of fun.
** Nika even more so.
--> '''Nika:''' [looking at a magazine ad] Why would you need luggage like this?\\
'''Agent 47:''' Because that suitcase perfectly holds my Blaser Sniper Rifle, two .45s and a gag for irritating, talkative little girls like yourself. You want me to stop and get it out?\\
'''Nika:''' I don't know - you think we have time for foreplay?
* DistractedByTheSexy:
** 47 may be TheStoic but even he is prone to stare at Nika's "assets", even for a second.
** Subverted the first time as he was noticing her scars from her past abuse.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Spending time with Nika, hearing her stories, and watching her cry repeatedly allows 47 to [[CharacterDevelopment change]] into someone more relatable by the end of the film, [[spoiler: to the point that he has apparently decided to protect her as long as the Agency continues to send other Agents to eliminate her.]]
* DownerEnding: The alternate ending: [[spoiler:It seems like 47 is going to protect Nika as long as the Agency keeps hunting her as he looks on her with the rifle of the dead agent, then suddenly another agent kills her with a drive-by.]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: 47 contemplates killing Nika, as she is an expendable liability who has seen his face and even accidentally interfered with his mission, but by the end he decides to become her watchful protector.
* EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana: Averted: The swords used in the infamous train battle are wakizashis.
* EvilVersusEvil: An assassin trained since childhood vs. a corrupt government official.
* {{Expy}}: The Spetsnaz soldiers seen in the hotel sequence look an awful lot like [[Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade Kerberos]].
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Cited by 47 when he finds himself confronting three other agents, each pointing a pair of guns at the others. Sizing it up, 47 intones that "How about dying with a little dignity?" He looks each agent over and each nods in turn. In unison, they empty their guns, drop them, pull out swords and cross them in a respectful pattern before going to fight.
* TheFaceless: Diana makes it from the game as just a voice on the phone. Early on she is a computer-synthesized voice from a computer. Later she actually calls 47 with her natural voice to help demonstrate her sincere desire to help 47.
* FanDisservice: Nika's FullFrontalAssault flashback, where she is strung up and being whipped by Belicoff as his leering friends watch.
* {{Fanservice}}: For all the film's flaws, it's a welcome experience to see Olga Kurylenko strutting topless on multiple occasions.
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: 47 is framed for the attempted murder of Belicoff. 47 in fact ''actually'' murdered Belicoff, but Belicoff was replaced with a double right after it happened. 47, being one of the few privy to this knowledge, had to be eliminated.
* FullFrontalAssault: It is a flashback showing the incredible abuse that Nika suffered under the ownership of Belicoff.
* HereWeGoAgain: It seems that the Agency won't stop hunting Nika anytime soon, as the final shot shows 47 watching over her with a sniper rifle, and cuts back to show the corpse of another Agent, and 47's final line.
--> '''Agent 47:''' I told you to leave her alone. You should've listened.
* HeroAntagonist: Mike Whittier of [[InterpolSpecialAgent Interpol]].
* HitmanWithAHeart:
* HollywoodGeography: The movie places Kazan Cathedral in Moscow (it's in St. Petersburg) and also mentions the Russia-Turkey border (they're separated by Georgia and the Black Sea).
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Nika.
* HyperAwareness: 47 is no [[Literature/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] but he does have some exceptional situational awareness.
--> '''Nika:''' What's the Soup of the Day?\\
'''Agent 47:''' Lentil and mint with sauteed onions and diced tomatoes.\\
'''Nika:''' The woman two tables behind you. What's she wearing?\\
'''Agent 47:''' With the red hair and the silk dress?\\
''[Nika nods]''\\
'''Agent 47:''' [beat] That's not a woman.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: With all the movements he makes, 47 is still perfectly capable of shooting {{Mook}}s who look like they came straight out of ''{{VideoGame/Killzone}}'' and killing them with very few shots. ArmorIsUseless indeed.
* InMediasRes: The entire film is really one big flashback.
* InstantSedation: Twice; when 47 kills Price in order to impersonate him, and when he knocks out Nika during their almost kiss.
* InterpolSpecialAgent: Mike Whittier and his partner are this.
* JurisdictionFriction: Between [[InterpolSpecialAgent Mike Wittier]][[note]]who in reality, would ''not'' have any jurisdiction[[/note]] and the FSB. 47 exploits this [[spoiler: to escape custody at the end of the film.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: The train duel shifts from a four-way GunsAkimbo MexicanStandoff, to hectic fencing match to the death with everyone DualWielding small katanas.
* LampshadeHanging: When 47 is informed that the assassination is being changed to public and messy, he states "That's not my usual style," referencing the games' more subtle approach to murder.
* LaxativePrank: 47 covertly drugs his impersonation mark's drink to send him to the bathroom to be dispatched.
* MagicPlasticSurgery: A token effort is made to justify this when the recipient complains of very painful surgery to alter bone structure, in addition to the regular cosmetic changes.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: 47 initially kidnaps Nika, stuffs her in the trunk with a dead body, drives across Russia with her in there, pulls her out of a restaurant by her hair, and threatens to torture and kill her. She seems strangely attracted to him. It blends with RescueRomance and BodyguardCrush as the body was of the man sent to kill ''her'', and the final scene shows how he killed another Agent sent to kill her. Despite her interest, 47 rejects her advances. It should be noted that he is typically believed to be {{Asexual}}.
* MexicanStandoff: Just before the train duel with the other Agents, 47 gets caught up in one with the other agents as the each point their [[GunsAkimbo dual]] pistols at one of the others. They decide to switch to swords for an honorable duel.
* MythologyGag:
** When Agent 47 crashes through the window of the hotel room below his, the two kids who stare at his entrance are playing one of the Hitman games on TV.
** 47 leaves Markov tied up in [[spoiler: what appears to be]] an ElectrifiedBathtub, and there's a little rubber duckie in it, just like one of the Hitman promotion posters.
** When the Russian SWAT teams raids his hotel, 47 hides behind a pillar, pistols held in his canonical GunsAkimbo cross-armed stance.
** Later, in the Turkish restaurant, there are several scenes of 47 walking down the hallway as the camera follows him from a high angle, referencing the game's ThirdPersonShooter perspective.
* NoNameGiven: 47 of course.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Despite her best efforts, Nika's efforts to seduce 47 fall flat.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The original concept of 47 being just another unit of a long line of cloned assassins is changed to him being one of many genetically engineered children specially trained for assassination. This was done to accommodate more actors to portray the other Agents that 47 meets throughout the film.
* PrettyInMink: Nika wears a silver mink coat, as do some female bystanders.
* PunkInTheTrunk: Nika spends a fair amount of time in the trunk of 47's car. Additionally, being an assassin, 47 also hides bodies there - there's a dead body in the trunk the first time he forces Nika to get inside, in fact.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To keep Udre Belicoff from killing one of his hookers with one of the guns he's selling, 47 stops him with his excellent firearm knowledge.
-->'''Agent 47:''' [Udre has a Makarov point blank in a hooker's eyeball] Whoa whoa whoa, hold up. This is not a Kedr. It's a Chinese copy. In fact, I don't know if it's the drugs, or if you're usually this inept, but you've been wrong about most of these weapons. If the gun you're holding is as cheap as this one, even if you did manage to shoot her in the eye, and I'm not saying you could, you wouldn't kill her. [[note]]47 himself makes a blunder as the weapon being discussed here is an Arsenal Shipka. Granted, it is close to a Kedr, but it is not one, and there exists no Chinese-manufactured clone of the Kedr. [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Hitman_%282007%29#Arsenal_Shipka An explanation can be found here.]][[/note]]\\
''[Udre shoots at 47, missing] ''
* RuleOfCool: Pretty much the whole damn film, as befits a videogame-based movie.
* SadisticChoice: 47 gives Yuri two horrible choices: either he intentionally screws over his own conspiracy, or he dies by electrocution. [[spoiler:47 ''may'' have been lying about sparing him, since the countdown hits zero regardless of his compliance.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl:
** Nika doesn't mind strutting her stuff in front of 47 while wearing nothing more than some ''very'' skimpy panties.
** Later during their "dinner", when playfully testing his apparent photographic memory, she asks what color her panties are...
--> '''Agent 47:''' [beat] You're not wearing any underwear.
* ShowerScene: 47 gets one all by his lonesome in the beginning.
* ShownTheirWork: When 47 is threatening to electrocute Yuri, he specifically mentions the amperage as being lethal instead of the voltage. Not many movies actually manage to get that one right.
* StockFootage: It seems that 47 grew up at [[Series/DarkAngel Manticore]], judging from all the familiar footage seen in the intro.
* SWATTeam: Armed to teeth, every inch covered in armor, with [[{{VideoGame/Killzone}} glowing red visors]], and 47 still kills several of them in a hotel, with just [[GunsAkimbo dual wielding pistols]] in a [[ArmorIsUseless shirt, pants, and no shoes]].
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: 47's electrocution trap uses way more amperage than is necessary to kill a person, a fact he lampshades when explaining that he wants his victim to know just how serious his demands are.
* ToThePain: 47 describes in vivid detail how Yuri will die when the electrocution trap goes off, mostly to motivate him into doing as he's told.
* TrojanPrisoner: One of 47's jobs is to assassinate a warlord. He accomplishes this by grabbing a mook the warlord was looking for, stuffing a grenade in the guy's mouth, then dropping him off for the inevitable boom.
* VerticalKidnapping: Used by 47 to capture FSB agent Yuri Marklov before the climax.
* VillainProtagonist: Much less so than his video game counterpart, but he's still dangerous.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Diana, literally -- in the beginning of the movie, she's a text-to-speech converter on 47's laptop.
* WaitHere: Just before scouting out the restaurant for his next hit, 47 says this to Nika, who promptly disobeys him for a bit.
* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: After her second ride in the trunk, Nika complains to 47. He doesn't see the problem; he got rid of the body she complained about last time.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** It's not made clear if [[spoiler:Yuri Marklov]] survived 47's elaborate execution setup, since the clock hits zero despite him doing as asked, followed by a cut.
** Again with Diana who was just a voice over the phone, who helped 47 begin uncovering the conspiracy plot. After calling him with her natural voice as opposed to using a computer synthesizer, she is never heard from or mentioned again.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Spoken almost word for word by Jenkins, one of the Interpol agents tracking 47.
* WorkingTheSameCase: Mike Whittier of Interpol has been trailing 47 for some time. FSB agent Yuri Marklov becomes part of the investigation after 47 assassinates the Russian President, and proceeds to take more and more [[TookALevelInJerkass levels in jerkass]] as time goes on. [[spoiler: It makes sense as he was working with the BigBad anyway]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Threatened; 47 warns Mike that should he be forced to kill Mike in his own home, 47 will also kill Mike's family too.