• Asher (2018)

Asher

Release Date: December 7th, 2018

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Asher is a former Mossad agent turned gun-for-hire, living an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it's too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be.

Cast: Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Peter Facinelli, Richard Dreyfuss, Jacqueline Bisset, Guy Burnet

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Genres: Action

Production Co: Link Entertainment, XYZ Films, Wing and a Prayer Pictures, Bullet Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, 2010s, Love, Quest, Love interest, Escape, Tense, House, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Nothing in the proceedings rings remotely true unless you've been weaned on a steady diet of soulful hit men movies. But the film works to some degree anyway thanks to the terrific performance by Perlman, who infuses the title character with a compelling, world-weary gravitas. show more

  • 70
    Arizona Republic

    Asher can move slowly at times, kind of like its main character, but you find yourself rooting for the old guy. You’ll want to stick around to find out if he makes it to the retirement home for hitmen. show more

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Of course, the aging-hit-man theme is hardly original, and at times Asher feels almost TOO familiar — but thanks to the great performances by Perlman and the supporting cast; a knowing and literate script by Jay Zaretsky, and the slick direction of Michael Caton-Jones, this is a sparkling black diamond of film noir. show more

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