Based on the video game, this actually resembles a uniquely boring, feature-length Audi commercial, incidentally intent on pinching ideas from the first two Terminators. It’s a punishingly vacuous shoot-’em-up-and-grind-’em-down-with-dullness thriller featuring Rupert Friend as the notorious rabbit-faced assassin, his face set in a thin-lipped expression of supposedly chilling impassivity that makes you think he should be nibbling lettuce.
Agent 47’s latest target is a beautiful, troubled young woman called Katia (Hannah Ware) who finds there is only one person who can protect her: tough yet caring Zachary Quinto. Ciarán Hinds does his level best to endow his own role with some gravitas: the haunted, bearded scientist who created the “Agent” programme in the first place and now spends his downtime sketching flowers. Flinch as the armour-piercing bullet of tedium penetrates your cranium.