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The Hitman's Bodyguard

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6.91 h 58 min2017X-RayHDRUHD15
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson star in this outrageous action comedy as an elite bodyguard and renowned hitman forced to work together. In order to succeed, they don't just have to avoid getting killed…they have to avoid killing each other.
Directors
Patrick Hughes
Starring
Ryan ReynoldsSamuel L. JacksonGary Oldman
Genres
SuspenseComedyAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Salma HayekElodie Yung
Producers
David EllisonMark GillDana GoldbergMatthew O'Toole
Studio
Millennium
Content advisory
Violencesubstance usesmokingsexual contentfoul languagealcohol use
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

14878 global ratings

  1. 70% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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A. E. BakerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 February 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not Bad As Films' Go
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I treated myself to this as a post Christmas present and I think it was quite a good film. One thing I cannot get my head around it the violence and foul language used in a 15 rated film. In my day it would have been an 18 for the use of the 'F' word but that was when we had moral standards and the script writers used a wider vocabulary. Off my soap box now - good film.
22 people found this helpful
otleyoldboyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth a watch
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Pure unadulterated bunkum but funny between the two main characters & the action never lets up. If you want something intelligent then give it a miss, if you want something loud & action packed then go for it.
28 people found this helpful
Jane CReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 January 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great easy fun watch!
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Hilarious! Fast, action packed, witty...just a great easy fun watch for a Saturday night in with hubby. Samuel as his usual "polite" self and Reynolds is just brilliantly sarcastic...as usual. Given we've banned ourselves from purchasing movies anymore (why do it when you can wait a few months and view "included" as part of paid streaming services Sky/Amazon/Netflix?)...we're glad we rented this one.
19 people found this helpful
Salamander Crepescule.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 December 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
A Chimpanzee would switch this off.
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This kind of cliche riddled nonsense has been done to death. Not one line of intelligent dialogue not one iota of intelligent acting. Absolute insult to the paying punter. There is a surfeit of this type of noise marathon these days, ubiquitous in almost every film, same old story, same boring script, same cgi. No style, no substance, no point. Don't waste your hard earned.
11 people found this helpful
JacquelineReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 August 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pure, Unadulterated Hilarity
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Samuel L. Jackson is the funniest I have seen him in a movie apart from "Kingsman", and to some extent "Django Unchained" where he displayed superb acting skills in his portrayal of a black man house servant in the slavery era.

In the Hitman's Bodyguard Samuel L. Jackson is the central figure that connects other central characters played by Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Elodie Yung. In essence, these individuals can well stand on their own as demonstrated in their earlier movies, but the Hitman's Bodyguard achieves the function of housing the characters giving the audience a sense of safety, whilst providing elasticity that allows full expression reinforcing the correctness of this ensemble.

Salma Hayek is delightful as the badass wife to Samuel L. Jackson's hitman whilst maintaining indestructible femininity that can be seen as having its roots in the abiding spirit of woman. Ryan Reynolds' sardonic pre-disposition is both aggravated and mitigated in this complex father-son surrogate relationship between him and Samuel L. Jackson who becomes an unexpected mentor successfully instructing him about his love life.

This movie presents Samuel L. Jackson as a man that is ready to laugh at himself having established his position in the movie-making industry by playing more unsmiling characters.

Gary Oldman delivers as the baddie trying to thwart their plans to reach court in time and testify against him for crimes against humanity.

'Very enjoyable film from start to finish.
6 people found this helpful
VoltReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Faced paced and fun
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I watched this one several times now and could easily do so again. It contains everything - loads of action and humour. A great mix.
Ryan Reynolds is, well, himself. Retaining his outwardly suave, composed self trying to get back on his feet while contending with the great Samuel L Jackson with his usual hilarious sweary, sassy but insightful self. Add to that the fiesty Salma Hayek as his wife with loads of action, car chases and racing across Europe it's just great fun.
For me, this is great weekend viewing.
4 people found this helpful
Chris V.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 December 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad...
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Ok, the movie was quite good, a bit exaggerating with bad language and "realistic" killing scenes, but that's somehow specific Ryan Reynolds since he played in Deadpool. Seems it just cannot get out of the character. Even more visible in the sequel.
About the 4k - when I saw the first scenes i thought my TV has switched to Dynamic Picture. Most of the scenes have some extreme contrast and some colors are oversaturated while others just look unnatural.
Seems they did too much processing - if you look at the bonus materials with bloopers and deleted scenes most of them looks normal.
N. DamsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 January 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Let's get teenagers laughing by swearing a lot
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I'm sure the high and mighty people in Beverley Hills thought this was a very funny, funny movie. To my poor, low, unsophisticated mind, this was just a bunch of more-or-less legendary people demonstrating to the world that if you're famous enough, you can dish up any old rubbish and call it comedy, especially if you have women cursing viciously and men shooting a hundred bullets a second out of a magazine that only holds twenty. It might have ceased to be formulaic claptrap after fifteen minutes or so, but I wouldn't know.
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