The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Everyone’s out to get them….If they don’t kill each other first!
Ryan Reynolds—————————————————————————————Michael Bryce
Samuel L. Jackson———————————————————————————–Darius Kincaid
Elodie Yung——————————————————————————————-Amelia Roussell
Salma Hayek——————————————————————————————Sonia Kincaid
Gary Oldman—————————————————————————————–Vladislav Dukhovich
Rod Hallet——————————————————————————————–Professor Asimov
Richard E. Grant————————————————————————————-Seifert
Directed by Patrick Hughes.
Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a dark humoured romp where a man paid to protect clients is expected to protect a man who is paid to kill people. The dichotomy is explored through dialogue and the actions that each man takes throughout the movie. Michael Bryce (Reynolds) used to have Triple “A” status as a man who was flawless at protecting his clients until he lost his first major client. His status after that event was significantly lowered. Michael was unable to forgive himself and blamed others around him.
Darius Kincaid (Jackson) is trying to get a deal together that will get Sonia Kincaid (Hayek) his innocent wife out of prison. Jackson and Hayek combine for the most unconventional love story to ever hit the big screen. All Darius has to do is testify against Vladislav Duhkovich (Oldman) and his wife will be set free. Getting to the court room will prove to be one of the most difficult tasks ever. The team taking Darius to the courtroom is almost immediately attacked, leaving Darius with Amelia Roussell (Yung) and so she calls in her ex-boyfriend Michael to get Darius to the court room. Darius and Michael have got to learn to work together before they get killed.
This movie had some very funny moments, great action sequences, and even some moments with heart but the swearing from Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson was too much. I get the shock value of that humour but once the joke has been done then that is enough. I was reminded of Melissa McCarthy in her role in the movie “The Heat” because there is still a cloud vulgarity hanging over the city of Vancouver since watching that movie.
Gary Oldman gives another superb performance as a bad guy taking us all back to his relentless bad cop in “The Professional”. As Vladislav Dukhovich he brings merciless to a new level and he provides the movie with an excellent antagonist that every good movie needs.
Overall I think this is a good movie, the story moved along at a good pace and the performances were good all around. If you are not a fan of bad language you will want to skip this one. If you can get by that then in you are in for a real treat.
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Runtime: 118 Minutes
Production Budget: $30,000,000.
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.
CC Rating: 8 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Red Hill, The Expendables 3.
If you liked this try: Lethal Weapon 1-4, The Nice Guys, 48 Hours.