TV Shows

Asher (2018)


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.

Asher (2018)

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Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 117 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Michael Caton-Jones
Writers: Jay Zaretsky
IMDB: Asher (2018)

Storyline


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.

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Reviews


88
Chicago Sun-Times - Richard Roeper
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.
70
Arizona Republic - Unnamed
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.
60
Los Angeles Times - Noel Murray
Perlman has a physical presence that makes him look like he stepped off the cover of a paperback. He brings soul to this old hired gun, who’s become a creature of habit, mired in a daily routine of killing other people and waiting to die.
50
The New York Times - Glenn Kenny
Unfortunately the pace is so relaxed as to be meandering; and Jay Zaretsky’s screenplay is cliché-packed.
50
The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck
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.

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