Review (Scott Mc Cutcheon 14/04/23)

Quite what everyone was thinking of, other than a big paycheque, when they got involved in one of the poorest Euro thrillers to grace cinema screens in a good few years is anyone’s guess. Henry Golding who promised so much after the likes of Crazy Ritch Asians and Monsoon follows up the flop that was Snake Eyes with another film that won’t sit anywhere near the top of his résumé.

The plot, or what there is of one, sees Morgan who is allegedly the world’s greatest hitman, not on this evidence pal, being given a mission by his controller (Sam Neil) to track down and kill other international assassins. To prove he has killed each one he must mail a severed finger to an address in Paris.

Chief amongst his targets and the biggest badass assassin in the world, besides Morgan, is one known as Falk (Noomi Rapace) who spends the entire running time of the film trying unsuccessfully to perfect an accent.

Morgan’s mission takes him around various European cities or at least that’s what the producers would want us to think. Stock footage flashed up on the screen showing various tourists’ destinations across Europe can’t really disguise the fact the production probably never moved out of the studio.

With so many good films going straight to streaming the only intriguing thing about this film is how it managed to find its way into cinemas.


Assassin Club

1h 51m

Director: Camille Delamarre
Cast: Sam Neill, Henry Golding, Daniela Melchior, Noomi Rapace

UK Release: Cinemas 14th April 2023