The Virtuoso

The Virtuoso

The Virtuoso

Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards) and Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins star in this thriller about a hitman forced to take down his mark but has little information to go on.

A lonesome stranger, secure, nerves of steel, must track down and kill a rogue Hitman to satisfy an outstanding debt. But the only information he's been given is a time and location where to find his quarry - 5pm at a rustic diner in the dying town. No name, no description, nothing. When the assassin arrives there are several possible targets, including the county sheriff. Endangering his life, the assassin embarks on a manhunt to find the Hitman and accomplish his mission. But the danger escalates when the erotic encounters with a local woman threaten to derail his task.

2021105 minsUSA
Thriller

The Virtuoso / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

It’s not just the title character who fails to thrive. The filmmaking is on occasion, to put it kindly, fractured.

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Variety

Variety

Hopkins isn’t awful in The Virtuoso, but the movie that surrounds him is.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Director Nick Stagliano doesn’t help matters much by presenting the material with a poky pace that does not exactly bring the narrative to vivid life.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

When it’s all over and the big twist you saw coming in the first 15 minutes has been revealed, you feel empty, a bit depressed, and like you need another cup of coffee.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Director and co-writer Nick Stagliano tries to wax serious about the business of killing, but the trouble is, he hasn’t written any characters who scan as real people.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The Virtuoso covers well-worn territory — the assassin story is almost a genre unto itself — and director Nick Stagliano, hampered by a predictable script, can’t bring much new to the game.

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