The Assignment

2016

Action / Crime / Thriller

46
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 21%
IMDb Rating 4.5 10 3251

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Michelle Rodriguez as Frank Kitchen / Tomboy
Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Rachel Jane
Tony Shalhoub as Dr. Ralph Galen
Paul McGillion as Paul Wincott
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 6 / 10

A different kind of action thriller...

Yay, another movie with two of my favorite female performers; Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver in the same movie. Actually, I had not read up about this movie prior to getting the chance to sit down and watch it. All that mattered was it was an action/thriller movie with two of the most talented and charismatic of female actresses in Hollywood.

"The Assignment" didn't fail to impress. Surely, the storyline was a bit offbeat, but that quickly seeped in and you get with the story and movie quickly enough. And it was rather surreal to see Michelle Rodriguez as a man in the beginning of the movie, but it was done so nicely that it actually looked quite real. Color me impressed.

Of course it is a bit redundant to mention that "The Assignment" had a really impressive cast ensemble. And even more needless is it to say that both Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver were really impressive in this movie. Rodriguez carried the action and butt-kicking part, while Weaver was superb in a deranged sort of diabolical doctor role. It was also nice to have both Tony Shalhoub and Anthony LaPaglia in the movie, despite having only supportive roles.

The story in "The Assignment" was good, although it could have been better with a bit more action. But of course, that is a matter of personal preference. There was a bit too much focus on the drama and storytelling for my liking, so of course I would have liked more action sequences.

"The Assignment" is an entertaining movie and I found it to be quite well worth sitting down to watch. However, truthfully, then I think that it is a movie that doesn't really have enough contents to sustain multiple viewings.

Reviewed by angiris 6 / 10

Instant Cult Classic: If Orange Is The New Black & Caitlyn Jenner a pinup for a new generation then Michelle Rodriguez must be the next Vin Diesel

"One thing's for sure, change is gonna come"

Yup. Right there. Its certainly different and I honestly enjoy that. I was afraid the film would be too cliché but in my own opinion it did enough to stand out. We are dealing with a Michelle Rodriguez Warpath flick and it's fun to watch if you're into gunslinging vendettas where everyone is a bad guy.

That is also where the film stands out. There are no saints in this film. Our main character is dislikable, cruel, and full of hate assassin. We have no reason to care about the fact that he was wronged because he himself is hardly a saint. Its just a tale of underground vengeance.

Now that would be cliché and in a way this film is partially as well. But luckily we get Sigourney Weaver to portray a rogue doctor with a very particular vision of a better world. Who also has it out for masculinity, viewing it as a prime source for evil very roughly stated.

After having lost her brother to Frank Kitchen ( Our main character) and decides to not only get back on him, she plans to do an experiment to assess how much physical identity matters to us. By turning Frank into a woman perhaps that would remove the masculinity dominating his mind and have him start over, as a better man.

It of course doesn't work out that way and to our benefit we get an okay action flick with Rodriguez killing pretty much almost everybody.

The film stand attempts to be diverse by not just being a run of the mill shooter, by including psychological and philosophical theory as well as in depth dialog with primarily the doctor to paint us a picture of either how much of a wicked visionary she is... or completely arrogant and egotistic. Thats up to the viewer to decide.

It find it to be a mix personally, making it all so much more satisfying to see her being brought down at the end because she really didn't see it coming. Its worth pointing out one could mistakenly view many of these scenes as poorly acted but it's really not the case. Weaver is trying to portray a woman, full of herself, very smart, sophisticated, philosophically intrigued and more. And in doing so she adopts the attitude of supreme arrogance and almost a god complex in a way. Sense of superiority. Because her vision allows her to to possess something greater than those around her. Something she actually states in the film by highlighting shes held captive by those lesser minded.

Oh she's truly antagonizing. I found it hilarious because Weaver portrays the character really well. Cold, calculated, sarcastic and pragmatic with a touch of "I'm better than you and you're mentally incapable of comprehending it"

Oh it's good.

Aside from these cool aspects primarily causing the difference in the film we got Michelle kicking butt, killing, destroying and being equally as cold and stern. However the film has one problem.

Its core concept of centering the film around a dislikable character isn't to everyones liking. Nor is it intended to be. Its telling a specific story. But what would have been interesting would to have seen more character build or background or something to make us care more.

But then again. That would be something not at all intended for here. And that brings me down to what this really is.

This is an action packed vendetta flick consistent of violence, hatred, deception mixed with psychological and philosophical elements to diversify our villains intentions as well as trying to prove a point.

In my opinion being that of identity isn't just what we look like. Its as Sigourney Weavers character even states. Something we deeply believe.

Regardless of out physical appearance. Of course the film isn't a masterpiece in the sense of portraying a grander scheme of things but as a film goer that enjoys psychological, and/or philosophical plots I enjoyed this.

As for seeing it twice, probably wont. But it's worth your time if only to enjoy Sigourney Weavers spitefulness of other characters, let alone just relaxing as Michelle Rodriguez is leaving behind trail of dead bodies.

The film ends ironically. Doctors plans backfiring, Rodriguez vanishing and thats that. Not much to say. Its an ending. I personally felt it would have been better if it had ended before it ended and in more grim fashion but well. Personal prefference and all.

6 out of 10. I found it to be above average. It's progression is very typical and doesn't have much depth at all, but its plot and characters is what's saving it from a lower score of 5. Credit to the actors? Of course. But also to the writers for including a bit of character depth and good dialog. Putting it closer but not entirely to a psychological thriller than just action.

Final thoughts: Watch if you enjoy action that isn't mindless and appreciate psychological and philosophical aspects in your films. While not as present as I would like considering it is its definitive strength, it is present to some degree.

It's an okay film.

Reviewed by sammy 5 / 10

Very Strange Movie

I write this review utterly confused. I am tempted to pan this flick on account of bad acting, a weak plot and some outrageously ridiculous make-up stunts . But as I said, I am utterly confused. Could the director actually have intended the movie to be so ? I , for one, do not know.

Nevertheless, to begin things Sigourney Weaver ,synonymous with the Aliens franchise , is cast in the movie by the director ( Walter Hill , the producer of the Alien Franchise) an an intelligent surgeon . One can see obvious attempts to play Hannibal Lecter in some sequences.

Michelle Rodriguez lives through of one the worst make-up jobs I have seen in this genre. She plays a male-hit-man for the first few minutes in the movie . She looks very funny , though to her credit she doesn't act funny.

The action sequences are quite simple and matter of fact. Michelle comes in point the gun and shoots people without much ado. This is a relief because frankly I am tired of watching extended chase sequences shot with unsteady cameras, highly stylized but futile hand to hand combat scenes ( a trend started by the Jason Bourne series ).

Nothing much is kept from the audience and another good part about the screenplay is that characters confront each other and say things for they are . Despite some scenes of useless pseudo-philosophical banter involving Weaver, the movie is globally clean of complexity.

Even as I write this review I tempted to increase the movie's rating. Just did.

I wouldn't advise watching it deliberately. If you are on a flight or want to watch something to pass your time , it may serve the purpose very well.

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