The Hitman's Bodyguard (DVD)

Mar 26, 2018

If you're looking for some mindless action and excellent snark, this is the movie for you.

I can find fault with the pacing and the paper-thin plot, but the reason for the movie is obvious: Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson trading quips and being generally hilarious.  When they do that, it's definitely worth the time.

The general idea: a dictator (Gary Oldman) is on trial, but all of the witnesses against him are either dead or discredited by lack of hard evidence.  The last chance to convict him lies with notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), but Interpol has been compromised so he needs someone to get him safely to the trial.  Enter disgraced protection agent Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds).

The action is ridiculous even by action movie standards.  It's not so well-plotted, but if you liked the feel of Deadpool, you'll probably at least be amused by The Hitman's Bodyguard.

Reviewed by Library Staff