If you want pure escapism and if you are not worried about a plausible plot, then you may like this movie a little bit.The main character is a hit man named Melvin Smiley. His problem is that he wants people to like him. Because of this he can’t bring himself to end his relationship with his mistress or his Jewish fiancée. Melvin gets himself in a mess when he needs cash to keep his mistress happy. To get money he and his collegues kidnap a girl named Keiko, who is the goddaughter of an important crime figure. Any film where the “heroes” are bad guys can be a problem because it is hard to sympathize or identify with them. “The Big Hit” attempted to solve that problem by showing the hit men killing a very bad guy who was a white slaver. It was an interesting film in that it was shot in the Hong Kong style of movie-making, but made in Hollywood. (The director’s comments on the DVD version of this film are worth listening to as he talks about that.) The film was over the top and went more for comedy than drama. For this reason it was enjoyable as you knew that you were watching a comedy, and not a serious drama. Portraying the hit-men as “ordinary guys” in the other aspects of their lives was interesting. The message here is that a villain can sometimes behave like an ordinary person. There was one missed opportunity for a good comic scene. When the preppie was abusing the hit man who had become the driver of the limo (when the girl was being picked up from school), I thought something was going to be set up. Then when the hit man stopped the car, I thought the pay-off would be when he made the preppie squirm. But the hit-man didn't, he just killed the preppie. This was a missed opportunity for a comic scene. If you like a fast-paced action movie, and are not too concerned about the plausibility of the plot (as sometimes I am not, as a good action film can be a bit of escapism) then you will enjoy the film. After all, we can't take our movie watching all too seriously all the time. Make sure and watch the director’s commentary on the DVD. It is worthwhile, even if may feel the movie isn’t that good. (As you very well may.)I enjoyed this film, but you have to ignore implausibility to do so. This is a film to watch when you want a bit of escapism. You have to put your critical faculties on hold.