The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Patrick Hughes
  • Written by: Tom O'Connor
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Elodie Yung, Salma Hayek
  • UK release: 18 August 2017

Michael Bryce (Reynolds) is an elite bodyguard tasked with transporting imprisoned assassin Darius Kincaid (Jackson) to the Hague, to testify against a Russian warlord. Hilarious mismatched buddy hi-jinks disappointingly fail to ensue. Hayek has a nice role as Kincaid’s very sweary wife, though.

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The Hitman's Bodyguard

15 Aug 20172 stars

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson join forces for a buddy actioner that doesn't quite pop

If you squint hard enough at this Ryan Reynolds / Samuel L Jackson action comedy it's just possible to imagine it as a Deadpool / Nick Fury team-up, complete with lashings of colourful language and comic book levels of violence. However, while both…

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