Hit! (1973)

“Hit” is an interesting revenge on Marseilles drug kingpins film, that one can’t help comparing to “French Connection 2”. I found “Hit” to be the better film. It does require some patience though to sit through the entirely too long buildup to the all to brief, violent conclusion. Of course the whole recruiting of the “magnificent seven assassins” is improbable, but Williams laconic charm holds things together. If perhaps 30 minutes wound up on the cutting room floor, the movie definitely would have benefited. While the payoff may not quite live up to expectations, there are moments of clever violence, and the cast is likable, especially Richard Pryor’s character, and the pair of “senior citizen killers”.