Director(s): Kenny Golde
IMDB Rating: 4.6
A ruthless and sexy hitwoman named cj is contractd to perform one final job before she leaves the life of cold-blooded killing behind forever. As she seeks out her last victim it might be too late.
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leonlouisricci (13 May 2013)
A very inconsistent film that is rather unwatchable and cringeinducing. There is a gut wrenching self abortion attempt, a screamingpregnant woman who is and then not going into labor and then givesbirth. Then she cuts the umbilical cord with a butcher knife and runsinto the street and drives a car. If this all sound ridiculous as wellas guaranteed eye diversion, it is.There is much exposure of birth pains and no brains. A lead hit womanwho is into so much self hatred and self denial that after awhile itall becomes such a load of nonsense that it loses all credibility andis just an ugly mess.These are very unlikeable and unrealistic people who perform violentacts with motivation that is spontaneous and superficial. All theunpleasantness and gritty goings on leave a very bad taste and thewallowing in this world is ultimately an unworthy movie that really hasno redeeming value and a lot to answer for.
(13 May 2013)
The Job (2003) is an unconvincing thriller, centered on a hitwoman who is having major difficulties completing her assignment, while also coping with a number of personal problems. Daryl Hannah (Splash, Kill Bill films), Brad Renfro (1982-2008), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Dead Mary), Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), and Alex Rocco, deliver some decent performances. The problem lies mostly with writer/director Kenny Golde's screenplay, which attempts to be suspenseful and also sensitive, but instead mostly comes off as pretentiously cliched, and sloppy.Hired killer CJ March (Hannah) murders a man, but fails to recover a shipment of drugs for her employer Vernon Cray (Rocco). March gets on the trail of a drug dealer she believes has the shipment, but looking for some quick cash, a small time crook named Troy (Renfro), and his pregnant girlfriend Emily (Swain), murder the dealer, and make off with a large stash of heroin.March's life is further complicated because she is pregnant, and is contemplating an abortion. She also has just become romantically involved with Rick (Mabius), a former priest. Troy and Emily are in hiding, but are having no luck in selling the drugs. March easily tracks down the runaway couple, but resists killing them, until she has no options left.The Job aspires to be a fully fleshed out suspense thriller with some clever nuances, but fails pretty badly. The burned out March displays little professional competence, and she pays with her blood more than once, for her poor judgment. The attempts to explore some emotionally sensitive subjects is done rather clumsily, and an abortion attempt in a bathtub is quite pathetic. The relationship between CJ and Rick seems forced, and Vernon Cray seems like a cartoon character. In one of the few bright spots, Dominique Swain "delivers" an entertaining performance, as her character's survival instinct shifts into overdrive.It plays like a Lifetime movie, and the story is one huge clichÃ©, but if you are a Prime member looking for a little low grade suspense, you might want to give The Job a chance. Rating: 2.5 stars.
yodoc-2 (17 April 2013)
This turkey is about as bad a film as I've seen in a very long time. Ifthere is any real person like CJ March in this world, then God havemercy on her soul. And that goes for just about everyone else in thecast, with the apparent exception of the ex-priest who is CJ's "loveinterest." Naturally, this kind of a pan actually indicates that theactors involved did a fairly good job of making their reprehensiblecharacters seem as reprehensible as they did. But a good film takesmore than that, in my book. I found nothing socially redeeming aboutthis film whatsoever, and any film which exposes one to such deplorableviolence had better have plenty of socially-redeeming values. To callthis a B-picture is to give it undeserved praise, and does an injusticeto other perfectly good B-pictures! I give it a D -- and that's beinggenerous.Summary: Plot -- Excruciating Casting -- OK Acting -- Fair to GoodCinematography -- Good Score -- Good Bottom line -- Watch it only as agood example of a bad screenplay.
(17 April 2013)
This review is from: The Job (DVD) GOOD MOVIE DARRYL HANNAH IS GOOD. TO SEE HER TRANSFORMATION THRU OUT THE MOVIE IS TREMENDOUS. WORTH SEEING,MIKE JACOBSEN 9-12-2009
jellyneckr (16 April 2013)
THE JOB follows in the tradition of great movies such as CHEATS and RUNRONNIE RUN that end up either premiering on cable or going direct-to-video.However, unlike CHEATS and RUN RONNIE RUN, THE JOB made its debut at Cannes.Just like a lot of the movies that debut at Cannes, no theatrical releasewas given to THE JOB and thus, it came direct-to-video. Perhaps the firstquestion any viewer will ask themselves upon watching this movie is, "Whathappened to Daryl Hannah's career?" Yes, she appeared in KILL BILL this pastfall, but that wasn't necessarily a huge comeback for her. While I didn'tcare that much for KILL BILL, I loved THE JOB, mainly due to Daryl Hannah.Regardless of how far down her career has gone, I still love her. She is agreat actress and a hell of a good-looking one too. Here she plays CJ March,a female assassin who has decided she wants to put her days of killingbehind her, but before she can call it quits, she has one last job to do.It's not the best premise it the world, but that doesn't stop it from beinga great action/crime pic with tons of blood and gunfire. If blood andgunfire is what you like, be prepared to have a ball watching this flick. I know I did.
(15 April 2013)
I really, really enjoyed this film. It was different having a womanbeing a killer. The plot line was good. Everything was good except theending. They left it in a bad way. They could of done more with it andexplained it a little better. I like brad in this flick and his part ashe played a boyfriend to his pregnant girlfriend and having her turnagainst him in the end. That was different, i didn't expect that. Itwas pretty much all about the money. And having her being chased by thehit woman at the end for the money. That was good too. But they neededto explain more about what they were going to do at the end of themovie and where they were going. What I didn't like about it was whenthat pregnant girl just left her baby to hide and run away with themoney from the hit woman.
rockinghorse (30 March 2013)
This is not, in my opinion, an action movie. It is not a thriller. Onewould think that a movie about a hit-person/assassin/whatever would havetobe one or the other. This is a very grim drama. Darryl Hannah has been aprofessional killer for a while. Then she decides she'd really rather notkill this guy or his pregnant girlfriend. She'd also rather keep her ownbaby.I quit watching the movie when Darryl had been shot by the guy and he'dbeenshot by her and is dragging himself back to his girl while bleeding todeath. I didn't see how this movie could have a satisfyingending.If I knew anything about people in this sort of life, I'd guess this wastheir version of reality tv.It seemed very realistic to me, though it probably wasn't. The acting wasappropriate.
charles000 (29 March 2013)
I don't care what anyone else here says, this is Daryl Hannah's bestwork yet, and I've seen a lot of her material.It may start off looking like just another hard edged femme fatalefemale assassin film (there have been plenty of those), but this is asa much a unique character study as it is a story. The closest quasiexample that comes to mind at the moment is "the Assassin Next Door".Even though the stories are quite different, the uniqueness of thecircumstances, and the dark intrigues that got these women into theircurrent situations does add an element of depth that is so much morethan just another "girl with a gun" crime movie.In the midst of all this are the young teenage couple that become her"targets", but their twists and turns are an interesting characterstudy in itself, particularly on how the girl finds her own, well . . .self serving solutions to her problems, of which Daryl's deadly pursuitis only a piece of a larger puzzle.I give this production 9 stars without hesitation. Are there flaws andless than spectacular production quality aspects here? Yes, of course .. . but that's not what I generally watch a film for. Call it a B movieif you wish, but as a story, and Daryl's character in it, it's 9 starsfor me.
Marta977 (25 March 2013)
CJ (Hannah) is a sexy, cold-blooded, contract killer looking to get out ofthe business. She agrees to carry out one last hit before calling it quitsto lead a normal life. However upon staking out the hit, she finds that,forthe first time in her career as an assassin, she is unable to finish thejob. But she has accepts a contract and is expected fulfillit.Not bad, but also full of cliche, wannabe next 'Nikita'.
(24 March 2013)
So while watching this movie there were a lot of frustrating, boring, corny scenes. This is by far the most wimpy Hit man Movie I know. She is always crying and messing up so it was very annoying and boring. What a blah! I felt like giving the movie away because is an insult to my collection.
(23 March 2013)
I recommend this simply because all movies cant be filled with over-hyped 'A' list actors who do over-rated films.This film suits the B- list movie crowd ( which is way bigger than the 'A' list crowd.My rating B- and recommended.The acting by Darryl is fine although she and her young failed priest co-star have no chemistry on screen at all...The two young actors suck.The plot has been done before but it's still very watchable
(23 March 2013)
This review is from: The Job (DVD) I think the script did not need to have CJ die. A fine man had come to love her, he wound could have been superficial instead of killing her and the baby. Whether or nor the totally greedy mother who left her infant behind got away with the drug hall is another matter. If she had been stopped and the drugs available to turn in to the police, all could have been well. O.K. rewriting the story seems like great hubris, but the given ending was so utterly tragic and such a total downer, something needed to be done.
(18 March 2013)
Hands up who has heard of Daryl Hannah? Dominique Swain? Both capable of playing violent characters, agree? Here they do it well. I'm a male, a typical male, and I liked how Daryl Hannah had a conscience while trying to kill the pregnant Swain.Hannah's character is very real and complex. She's a hit Lady on self destruction craziness.Eric Mabius is her savior. I connected to his character.Hannah's crime boss is enjoyable too. He loves plants? Huh?This movie offers good violent action and very soft moments with interesting thoughts on woman to woman pregnancy combat.
gridoon2011 (17 March 2013)
I like movies that put seemingly insignificant events right in front ofyour eyes but in a way that you don't notice them, and later return tothose events to show you why you should have payed more attention. "TheJob" has one such scene within the first 5 minutes (the suitcaseexchange), which made me optimistic about this script. If you'reexpecting a slam-bang action ride with a female professional killereliminating targets left and right, you won't find it here. This ismore of a slow, melancholy drama where there are no obvious "good guys"(except for Eric Mabius' character). Daryl Hannah tries hard to look asunglamorous and harsh as possible, and gives a convincing performance.So do her co-stars, although Dominique Swain has to struggle with aninconsistently written character. A little after the 1-hour mark, themovie starts spiraling out of control, and the final image is a cheat.So it loses half-a-star and ends up at **1/2 out of 4.
George Parker (13 March 2013)
"The Job" is all about Hannah as a beautiful contract killer with areally bad attitude. This lame flick builds its story around herreluctance to make a final "hit" for reasons we're never really givento understand. We're led to believe she's killed often before but now,for whatever vague reason, she just doesn't want to "off" Renfro andhis slutty girlfriend (Swain) to recover some drugs. And, if shedoesn't fulfill her obligation and do the deed, her boss (Rocco), wholooks too old to be able to pose a threat to anyone, will do somethingbad to her. And, if all that wasn't enough, she also has to contendwith a young man (Mabius) who is falling in love with her in spite ofher bad attitude, constant rejections, and a little problem withincipient motherhood. This far fetched bad idea conjures some decentperformances and is adequately lensed and scored but can't escape itspreposterous plot. It's asking us to care about a killer for no goodreason and to believe she can't escape her over-the-hill boss eventhough she could simply point one of her many guns at him and pull thetrigger instead of doing away with Renfro. Hey, what the hell, shecould just kill them all but then we wouldn't have all the angst andmisery we're supposed to be experiencing as we ponder this turkey. Aslightly above average B flick, "The Job" is cinematic couch potatojunk food currently on broadcast. (C+)
jotix100 (13 March 2013)
This film obviously went directly into DVD, and cable and oblivion, but itmerits a viewing. Although the director is not a familiar name, he has aflair for presenting this story with a eye for detail. Kenny Goode knows athing or two about the underbelly of the "city of angels".The film presents us CJ March, an assassin for hire, who bungles the job shewas sent to do and is drawn into a web of circumstances where she herselfmirrors the same situation of one of the persons she is to liquidate. Weunderstand by way of flashbacks that CJ, herself, has had an unhappyupbringing. She is a cold woman who has no problem killing until she getsherself in the same situation where she would never have dreamed ofbeing.Daryl Hannah is CJ's is splendid. She is an underrated actress, but in hereshe shows a range that is not immediately associated with her work before.Brad Renfro and Dominique Swain are good as the couple CJ is pursuing; theyelude her most of the time, until the final show down. Alex Rocco as theCJ's employer strikes the right note as the man without scruples whomanipulates people into committing crimes for him. Also effective is EricMabius who is too good for CJ, and eventually, her salvation.As a moody film of suspense it proves satisfying as it keeps the viewerinterested in every turn of the action.
sol1218 (03 March 2013)
****SPOILERS**** Slow moving crime/drama with Daryl Hannah as CJ Marchlooking more like a homeless bag-lady then a professional mob hit-womanwho's on the hunt for a stash of 4 kilos of dope that her victim at thebeginning of the movie had switched before she could get it back to herboss the flowery Vernon,Alex Rocco. The switcher Roger, Shawn Woods, is later killed by that sweet andfun-loving couple Tony & Emily, Brad Renfor & Dominque Swain who hetried to sell the dope to. CJ March is on their tail but when she'sabout to knock them off she hesitates when she sees that Emily is verypregnant. This brings out CJ's maternal instincts as well as her alsobeing knocked up by someone that she picked up at one of the sleazybars that she patronized. One night at a bar CJ meets Rick, Eric Mablus, an ex-priest whom sherebuffs. Rick turned out to be the person in the end of the movie whoturned her life around by showing CJ the light and the good things inlife. During the film we also see CJ in flashback as a seven year-oldgirl and we get an insight to why she turned out the way she did. Butthe movie is so disjointed that you at one point lose perspective towhats going on well before "The Job" is over.Tony & Emily are tracked down by CJ who can't bring herself to rub themout which almost cost CJ her life. Gloomy and depressing movie withEric Mablus as the only real light in the film as the ex-priest Rickwith the heart of gold who wanted to save CJ's soul but not to cohabitwith her body as CJ at first thought. The one thing about "The Job" that really struck a note was howdangerous and difficult it was for both Tony & Emily to sell theripped-off drugs to local drug dealers who wouldn't touch their stuffwith a ten-foot pole. The stash was just too hot leaving the twositting on something like $500,000.00 of drugs and not being able to doanything with it. The ending of the film tried to be up-lifting but was so contrived thatit came across as phony and insincere. In light of what happened in themovie up to then.
Richard Burin (02 March 2013)
A friend lent me a bootleg DVD with Matrix Revolutions and Return ofthe King on, looking to remedy the appalling gaps in my knowledge ofcontemporary cinema. Apparently this is what the cool kids watch whilstI gobble down Myrna Loy flicks. Having consumed both of those films(one good, the other less so) I decided to watch The Job, included onthe same Â£5 DVD. I was aware that it would be dreadful, and indeed itwas.Daryl Hannah plays a hitwoman who encounters all sorts of problemswhilst trying to carry out a hit. She is pregnant and spends much ofthe film lacerating herself in an attempt to kill her potentiallyadorable offspring. At the same time, she feels empathy for the wife ofher target, also pregnant. So far, so crap, but it gets worse ...Hannah's boss is a borderline psychopath. We know this because heshouts a lot. He also asks her to undress, which she does, though youdon't see anything, which seems rather cruel since the audience has tosit through enough risible dialogue before we reach this point.Hannah's boyfriend is an ex-priest whom she meets in a bar. After sheis raped by a man with a shaven head (this scene is rather unpleasantand needn't have been shown by the director), she gets even moreconfused and angry than before. Brad Renfro plays Daryl's target. He isdistressingly wooden and swears more than is healthy. He wants to sellthe drugs Daryl is looking to reclaim, so that he can move to Phoenixwith his girlfriend, an ex-hooker.The film is directed by Kenny Golde with something approachingincompetence, though screenwriter err ... Kenny Golde is largely toblame, leaving the actors with nothing but howlingly hilarious dialogue("You knocked-up bitch", "F*** you!"). Hannah does as well as shepossibly can with the script, which isn't very well at all.If the film is actually supposed to be rubbish, then I give it a ten.
(25 February 2013)
This review is from: The Job (DVD) So while watching this movie there were a lot of frustrating, boring, corny scenes. This is by far the most wimpy Hit man Movie I know. She is always crying and messing up so it was very annoying and boring. What a blah! I felt like giving the movie away because is an insult to my collection.
angelgirl1005001 (24 February 2013)
I just saw this movie and I thought it was awesome. The movie givesgreat concept and reality through the film. I bought it right after Isaw it. Dayrl Hannah is absolutely gorgeous, not to mention sexy as ahit woman. Brad Renfro and Dominique Swain gives great performances astheir parts and Eric looks so innocent and sweet as his part. The onlyparts that I would think audiences would not be happy with is theending or towards the ending, but that's because the movie is harsh onsome parts and reality is like that sometimes. Reality isn't all funand happy. And this movie proves that. I like movies like that becausethey have good points. My Rating: 7/10......definitly worth watching
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