The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Movie Title: The Hitman's Bodyguard

Year Released: 2017

Rated: R

Runtime: 1h 58min

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director: Patrick Hughes

Writer: Tom O'Connor

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Elodie Yung, Richard E. Grant, Gary Oldman, Joaquim de Almeida, Salma Hayek, Yuri Kolokolnikov

Review: A "Triple-A rated" bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) has to protect a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) en-route to give critical testimony to put a war criminal (Gary Oldman) away for good. They must throw their checkered history and differences aside and join forces to make it to the courthouse on time.

I had a lot of fun with The Hitman's Bodyguard! Car chases, shoot outs, and bad language! Oh, my! Ryan Reynolds is at his smarmy best and Sam Jackson is cool, tough, and knows how to yell out the perfect expletive at the drop of a hat.

Sadly, the plot is not very interesting, but the action and the rapport between are two leads really drive the movie forward and give the audience some of the most unexpected laughs in recent memory; the windshield gag is great! Salma Hayek is also fantastic as Jackson's foul-mouthed lady love.

So if you're in the mood for a "Hard-R Actioner" that'll have you busting a gut as Reynolds and Jackson bust some heads, and bust out some one-liners, then give The Hitman's Bodyguard a shot!

Stars (out of 4):

Fun Fact: Samuel L. Jackson spoke one hundred twenty-two cuss words throughout the movie.


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