- Barry Atsma, Elodie Yung, Gary Oldman, Georgie Glen, Michael Gor, Nadia Konakchieva, Noortje Herlaar, Ralitsa Vassileva, Richard E. Grant, Rod Hallett, Roy Hill, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Valentin Stojanov, Yuri Kolokolnikov
- Patrick Hughes
- Action, Comedy
- August 18, 2017
With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won’t be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets.
It was hard ignoring other reviews online before watching this - but I'm glad I did (just don't ever ignore mine). For a movie of its type, The Hitman's Bodyguard really did deliver all it promised and more. An action-packed comedy is what it sold as and that is exactly what I felt while watching. Hilariously funny throughout, I couldn't help but feel the movie gave a humorous yet intriguing storyline too. Of course, some will say that the story was a bit far-fetched, but, for me, it has to be for a movie like this to work. It had me laughing throughout and Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds worked together a treat. Get this down on the must-watch list.