Richard Linklater’s ‘Hit Man,’ with a movie-star turn by Glen Powell, is a Toronto festival hit
TORONTO (AP) — There’s been no shortage of hit-man movies at film festivals this fall. You could line them up on a rooftop somewhere, each with their sniper rifles aimed out at audiences. David Fincher’s “The Killer,” Michael Keaton’s “Knox Goes Away,” Harmony Korine’s “Aggro Dr1ft.” But the one that has most resonated has been a gentler, funnier take on the genre that says right up front: The hired hit man is a Hollywood myth. Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man” stars Glen Powell as a guy who worked for the New Orleans Police Department as a fake hit man in sting operations to catch would-be murders looking for someone to do their dirty work.