This may be my way of thinking but why doesn’t the Academy Awards look out for films that while not box office successes at least give you a career defining acting job? I mean, they are supposed to represent the best actor, actresses and films in that year right? There is no way you can tell me another actor who could have sold the role of Viktor better than Luke Goss. While Luke has been in the last few made for video Death Race films and trying to get people to forget about Jason Statham, Interview with a Hitman shows that Luke is indeed not an actor who needs to play second banana to anyone or be in someone else’s shadow.
This is a very dark and complex story, that the acting really came off the page and had your full attention. If there was any kind of negative, why did I just find out about this movie? This film should have been so hyped up, and playing theaters and getting some Luke Goss talk going about how he is going to be the next big name. This film has something for everyone, it is dark and suspenseful for people who are into James Bond films, it was well told and very story based for people who like reading true crime books, and the documentary feel of the interview felt very personal and compelling for people who look to films like Lincoln and Argo for best picture nods. This one absolutely blows my mind, how Oscar ignored it. This to me could be the Hitman film Timothy Olyphant should have made.
See full review at: Interview with a Hitman – Wicked Channel Review