The Professional: Golgo 13

release year: 1983
genre: animated hitman action
viewing setting: home Bluray 7/23/18 and home DVD 1/31/15 and home VHS, 5/13/12 and 1/20/05

synopsis: Deadly assassin "Golgo 13" deals with various jobs and their repercussions.

impressions: This is one of the best animated action movies ever made. It focuses on the assassin without glamorizing him - he simply plans and executes his missions, and has a few conversations in-between. Near the end, some weird and interesting bad guys are employed against the main character. There are also some good characters and plot points, wrapping the violence together nicely.

things to watch for: Any of the assassinations.

something this movie has that no other movie has: An evil assassin who moves around like a snake.

acting: N/A, but the dubbed American voices were well-done, strong and clear.

final word: Aside from being animated, it's a damn good hitman movie.

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