The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor, whose script was on the 2011 Black List. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek, and follows a bodyguard who is hired to protect a hitman who has to testify at the International Criminal Court.

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Bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is hired to protect Kurosawa, a Japanese arms dealer. All apparently goes well, but Kurosawa is shot in the head at the last minute. Two years later, Bryce has fallen into disgrace and ekes out a living protecting drug-addicted corporate executives. Meanwhile, Vladislav Dukhovich, the ruthless and bloodthirsty dictator of Belarus, is put on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Court of Justice. The prosecution is unable to make headway against him, as they cannot substantiate their allegations with physical evidence and Dukhovich assassinates any witnesses who could do so. The prosecution’s last hope is notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), who agrees to testify against Dukhovich in exchange for the exoneration of his wife Sonia, who is currently incarcerated.

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Despite its lack of creativity and overload of clichés, the movie does hold up a huge amount of laughter only for half of those laughs to be only once and just once. They took two favorable actors and the rest of the cast, who are forgettable for like half of the movie, into a movie where they must bring entertainment to the modern industry without looking back to what made these guys favorable in the first place. The Hitman’s Bodyguard definitely is worth watching if you can avoid the overload of clichés otherwise you’ll have to wait for the next movie featuring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson together, which, unfortunately for you, won’t be here until they can communicate with each other for another movie. EpicLadySponge the Adventurer Super Reviewer

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard is mostly glued by the mindless, yet intriguing, banter of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Despite it’s safe, simple and forgettable plot, the film is surely entertaining for those who enjoy its excess of action and profanity, especially the MF-bombs. 3/5 Eugene Bernabe Super Reviewer

As Bryce bemoans his failures, a group of hitmen attacks Kincaid. Bryce changes his mind and helps Kincaid escape, but is captured. Dukhovich’s men torture him in an attempt to find Kincaid, who tracks Bryce down and rescues him. The two battle their way to The Hague, arriving just in time for Kincaid to testify. He successfully proves that Dukhovich ordered the slaughter of a village; Dukhovich tried to hire Kincaid to assassinate a political rival, but in the process Kincaid witnessed the execution of a village, uploading photos of the massacre to a secret web site that he provides the court with access to. Dukhovich resorts to his backup plan; to bomb the court, allowing him to steal a gun and attempt to kill Kincaid. Bryce jumps in the way of the bullet and orders Kincaid to stop Dukhovich from escaping. Roussel notices Foucher acting suspiciously during the attack, and deduces he was the traitor. She subdues him with Bryce’s aid, and the two rekindle their relationship. Kincaid pursues Dukhovich to the roof of the building, where he attempts to escape by helicopter. Kincaid destroys the helicopter and corners Dukhovich. Dukhovich attempts to break Kincaid by claiming he will never be able to redeem himself for his sins, but Kincaid laughs it off, stating that he doesn’t care, and kicks Dukhovich off the roof to his death. In the aftermath, Sonia is released, and Kincaid breaks out of jail to celebrate their anniversary, living happily ever after.

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Title:The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Release:2017-08-16
Runtime:118 min.
Genre:Action, Comedy
Stars:Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida
Overview:The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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