The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard

DVD - 2017
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The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] :, Summit Entertainment,, [2017]
ISBN: 9786317038936
6317038937
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE Hitmans 2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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JCLChristiH Dec 07, 2017

Suspend your disbelief during the action/shooting scenes and you should find this movie very entertaining. Lot's of fast driving, explosions and humorous moments from the "functional" dysfunctional romances going on with the main characters.


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nfntplsr
Dec 08, 2018

great great action and fun

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Oct 22, 2018

Exciting and funny enough, but this is not a new story, and some of the stunts are too fantastical to be believed. Perhaps meant as a parody. In that case it works.

shokolit Jul 15, 2018

Ryan Reynolds is as always funny and... well, hot in this film.
But other than that, the movie was action filled to the brim, and just too long, and predictable.

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Keogh
Jul 09, 2018

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson spend a couple of hours yelling at each other in this buddy road trip sort of action film that has a down on his luck bodyguard reluctantly taking on a detail to bring a notorious assassin to the war crimes court in the Hague to testify against a despot (Gary Oldman, thoroughly chewing the scenery). It's fast paced, adult in its sensibilities, and thoroughly preposterous, but it works.

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Hopalong_Kid
Jul 08, 2018

Fun movie

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P58Jackson
Jun 13, 2018

Wow, perhaps: language really goes well way beyond appropriate. Totally unnecessary. No idea why they felt they had to go there. Nobody would notice if the poor language was missing; why put it there?

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lakeland53
May 19, 2018

Just a fast action, fun film. There is a lot of swearing, even Selma Hayak. I enjoy Ryan Reynolds' very dry wit. He does it so well. Samuel Jackson is tough and rough. This film is just an action movie, with a humorous twist, which I enjoyed. This isn't a serious Clint Eastwood 'deliver the goods' to court. It a humorous 'deliver the goods to court' film.

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mr_chocolate
Apr 25, 2018

This film dragged on with repetitive foul language and high amount of seemingly impossible amount of survival rate from automatic gun fire, I found myself skipping ahead at times.
I found that the rough and tough wife character played by Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner: 2017, September of Shiraz: 2015 )and the largely useless and unfunny smart aleck remarks by the character played by Ryan Renyolds (Life: 2017, Deadpool: 2016), was tiresome and over simplified.
I was more impressed with Samuel L. Jackson's (Kong: Skull Island: 2016, The Hateful Eight: 2015) role as the key witness, and with Gary Oldman's (2017's, Darkest Hour; The Space Between Us) performance of the one dimensional, demonized character on trial.
The ex-girlfriend character played by Elodie Yung (2016's Daredevil tv series, and Gods of Egypt) showed some promise but was an unexplored potential.
It was a fast paced and polished film but fell short of a higher rating due to the lazy writing.
There was no bonus or special features on the DVD.

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Loge99
Apr 09, 2018

Verbose film, constant bicker, occasionally humorous, extensive chase scenes that become boringly long. Interesting take on good and evil. Not a lot of "acting"...mostly derivative. Reynolds seems to be stuck in shallow character roles. Maybe he is not capable of more?

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danomcd
Apr 09, 2018

A surprisingly good movie. Definitely not for young children though with the constant swearing and violent headshots. Ryan R's character is basically the same person as Deadpool and Greenlatern (smart talking joker) but Samuel L Jackson's character is pretty interesting and actually makes a couple good arguments about whether his actions are good or evil.

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Keogh
Jul 09, 2018

Keogh thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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anonymouswe
Apr 08, 2018

anonymouswe thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Yavin
Feb 11, 2018

Yavin thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

trevordunfordswife Feb 04, 2018

trevordunfordswife thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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kerve13
Feb 02, 2018

kerve13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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blumenberg60
Oct 12, 2017

blumenberg60 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 6

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Yavin
Feb 11, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A scene of torture with one of the main characters.

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Yavin
Feb 11, 2018

Violence: There's some rather bloody moments scattered throughout.

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Yavin
Feb 11, 2018

Coarse Language: Lots and lots of language. Seems like every other word out of Samuel L. Jackson's mouth is an F-bomb. Sometimes played well to comedic effect.

trevordunfordswife Feb 04, 2018

Coarse Language: Extreme language warning - every second word is bad.

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