The Hitman's Bodyguard

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The Hitman's Bodyguard

#1 Post by fraz » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:12 pm

A very silly premise with a pretty decent cast (Jackson, Reynolds, Oldman and Hayek), does this action comedy hit the right notes?... not really. The action scenes are good, especially the car/boat/motorbike chase through Amsterdam, but the comedy is as poor as it gets and rarely raised a smile, let alone a laugh. Try not to focus on plot and if you can forgive it being a bit too long, then it's worth wasting some time with a box of popcorn. 7/10
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Re: The Hitman's Bodyguard

#2 Post by fillumboy2 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:01 am

Midnight Run with a high body count (it wishes)

Oh dear - what a massive disappointment.

There's nothing wrong with the premise - let's have a wise-crackin' reluctant chalk & cheese pair forced together to beat the baddies - but the result is a massive fail.

There's little chemistry between the leads - the wise-cracks are rarely funny - and the plotting is utterly prepostreous.

Some of the action scenes are done well, but it feels like it has been directed by a seven year-old boy.

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