The Assignment

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"A revenger's tale."
  • R
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.7  (9,189)
  • 34

The Assignment is a 2016 action-thriller film directed by Walter Hill and starring Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, and Anthony LaPaglia. The film follows the story of Frank Kitchen, a hitman played by Michelle Rodriguez, who gets kidnapped and undergoes gender reassignment surgery against his will. This shocking and unexpected turn of events is orchestrated by Dr. Rachel Kay, a brilliant but unhinged surgeon played by Sigourney Weaver.

The movie begins with Frank Kitchen as a ruthless hitman taking out his targets with surgical precision. However, things take a turn when he is ambushed and taken captive by a group of individuals who want to teach him a lesson. The leader of this group is a brilliant but unhinged surgeon named Dr. Rachel Kay, who is convinced that Frank is a despicable human being and deserves to be punished.

Dr. Kay proceeds to carry out a radical plan to punish Frank, which involves gender reassignment surgery. Against his will, Frank wakes up to find that he has become a woman. Shocked and confused, Frank is left to navigate his new life as a woman, all while seeking revenge against those who wronged him.

Throughout the movie, we see Frank struggling to come to terms with his new identity and trying to adapt to his new body. Michelle Rodriguez delivers a powerful and convincing performance, portraying Frank's transformation with sensitivity and depth. As Frank struggles to understand his new identity, we see him facing discrimination and violence from those who refuse to accept his new reality.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kay is dealing with the consequences of her radical plan as Frank sets out to get revenge on those who wronged him. Tony Shalhoub plays Dr. Ralph Galen, an associate of Dr. Kay who helped with the gender reassignment surgery. Anthony LaPaglia plays Honest John Hartunian, a crime boss who is one of Frank's targets.

As the movie progresses, we see Frank getting closer to his targets and encountering more obstacles along the way. The film also raises questions about the ethics of gender reassignment surgery and the consequences of playing God with someone's identity.

Overall, The Assignment is a gripping and thought-provoking movie that explores themes of identity, revenge, and justice. The film features strong performances from its talented cast and is directed with skill and intensity by Walter Hill. While the movie's plot may be disturbing to some viewers, it offers a unique and compelling perspective on the nature of identity and the limits of human intervention.

The Assignment is a 2017 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7 and a MetaScore of 34.

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