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THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD - Review
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD
Release Date: August 18, 2017
Director: Patrick Hughes
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung
Plot: An elite bodyguard must get his latest client to the witness stand in a major trial, but the two want to kill each other
Clint says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
This may not be anywhere near a cinematic masterpiece, but it is a great popcorn flick. If you like witty banter, physical comedy, and nonstop action this movie will more than satisfy.
If you are looking for something a little deeper, you may want to look elsewhere. The plot is fairly simplistic, it's 20 - 30 minutes too long, and the action scene are filled with jumpy camera work.
Jackson and Reynolds are both at the top of their games in this film. Their chemistry is great, their banter is better, and surprisingly there is significant depth to their characters. One typically doesn't see that in an action flick.
Salma Hayek doesn't have a huge role in this movie, but she steals every scene she is in. This may not be her best acting performance, but it could be the best character she's ever played. As odd as it is to say, she brings comic relief to a film that is full of comedy.
There is no way this flick is making anyone's Top 10 list for 2017, but it is a solid movie that is worth the price of admission.