The Hitman's Bodyguard
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Hitman's Bodyguard coasts on Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds' banter -- but doesn't get enough mileage to power past an overabundance of action-comedy clichés.

Emily Yoshida
New York Magazine/Vulture

The whole film feels slightly grubby and low-res, like it's been languishing in private mode on the filmmakers' pre-HD YouTube page since 2008.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The political realism doesn't sit well with the exploding cars, singing nuns and quipping killers.

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Kate Wilson
Georgia Straight

The Hitman's Bodyguard is a high-paced romp that touches all the bases of an odd-couple chase movie.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

For me, The Hitman's Bodyguard is the epitome of what a summer movie should be.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" comes at you hard, but skates by on its charms. Kiss kiss, bang bang.

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Paul Whitington
Irish Independent

In a different movie, Reynolds and Jackson might have made a winning team, but here their foul-mouthed joshing seems forced and Jackson, perhaps smelling a rat, sails wildly over the top.

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

While no one is going to mistake The Hitman's Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Standard stuff. But it's got more humor and zest than most movies of its kind. And that makes it pretty darn enjoyable.

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Hilary A White
Irish Independent

This bloody-buddy comedy is an adequate vehicle for the combined star hit of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
The Hitman's Bodyguard is mostly glued by the mindless, yet intriguing, banter of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Despite it's safe, simple and… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Despite its lack of creativity and overload of clichés, the movie does hold up a huge amount of laughter only for half of those laughs to be only once and just… More
Film Crazy
If you enjoy mindlessly unbelievable action sequences and limited comedy by Reynalds and Jackson, then this is the movie for you.
Philip Price
Director Patrick Hughes has three directorial credits to his name; one I've never seen, another the watered down third installment in the Expendables… More
Nate Zoebl
The Hitman's Bodyguard feels like a 90s Tarantino knockoff remake of Midnight Run, and I don't mean that in any pejorative sense. This is a movie that… More