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The Bounty Hunter (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

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Andy Tennant

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Sarah Thorp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Milo Boyd
Jennifer Aniston ... Nicole Hurley
Gio Perez Gio Perez ... Uncle Sam
Joel Marsh Garland ... Dwight
Jason Kolotouros ... Gelman
Matt Malloy ... Gary
Jason Sudeikis ... Stewart
Adam Rose ... Jimmy
Christine Baranski ... Kitty Hurley
Dorian Missick ... Bobby
David Costabile ... Arthur
Lynda Gravatt Lynda Gravatt ... Judge
Peter Greene ... Earl Mahler
Jeff Garlin ... Sid
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Teresa
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Storyline

Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other - until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough - staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. Written by Sony Pictures

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It's a Job. It Isn't Personal. Well, Maybe a Little ... See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bounty See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,686,423, 21 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,061,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,333,522
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ex-cop and former Fox TV news reporter, Mike Sheehan appears as the desk sergeant in this film. Mr. Sheehan was arrested in March, 2009 for hitting a mounted policeman with his car. This was the same charge that Nicole Hurley, Jennifer Aniston's character, was charged with. See more »

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Milo says the stun gun shocked him at 250 volts, which is too weak to shock him unconscious. Stun gun charges are over 10000 volts. See more »

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Bobby: [Learning Nicole thought he was corrupt] Are you kidding? I walked you down the godamn isle!
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Gerard Butler should have arrested this movie!
24 July 2010 | by MovieProductionsSee all my reviews

*1/2 out of (****)

"The Bounty Hunter" looked like a decent film with a surprisingly fresh concept and spiced in with some fun performances. Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler looked like they would make a good duo and this movie looked promising in the fun factor. Unfortunately, "The bounty hunter" is energy drained, shallow, and the word "style" is put over "substance". The most disappointing drawback is that this film actually started out pretty decent and unique, but once the film took the paint-by-the-numbers route, that's when the film took a downward spiral. Before seeing these movies, I don't expect "The Godfather" of the genre, but I do expect a pretty decent film. Alas, I didn't get that. Well, I guess it could have been a lot worse. But if you have a film with a fresh concept, two major stars, and a pretty lengthy running time, just enough for slick action and chemistry, how could you mess it up?

The Bounty Hunter revolves around Milo, who's a bounty hunter, that is taking his ex-wife to jail. Milo is pretty ecstatic as he gets to take the woman he loathed to prison and he gets five thousand dollars for it. Although, Milo has some more problems up his sleeve and apparently his ex-wife has caused some of them.

First of all, this movie has an uneven pace. The first half of this film moves pretty swiftly and while it's not terribly interesting, it has it at least decent. Then the second half of the movie starts to move slower, loses steam, and eventually becomes a chore to sit through. Furthermore, the plot has so many inconsistencies, that it's nearly improbable to focus on the film. I know that films do have their mistakes and we should just accept them and go along with the ride, but when the ride isn't even half-fun, what else is there to focus on? Moreover, this movie ran too long. Had twenty minutes been excluded, this might have been passable. Unfortunately, we have to sit through a dull subplot that is just heavily redundant. Also, this movie really doesn't go anywhere. With a running time of an hour and fifty minutes, there is no excuse why this movie lacked chemistry and the big explosions. It is advertised as an action comedy.

While the negatives outweigh the positives, there are still some redemptions. First of all, the cinematography is pretty nifty. Moreover, this film did start off pretty enjoyable. Furthermore, the concept is pretty unique for once. Additionally, the performances aren't abysmal. While nothing plausible, they aren't bad.

Overall, "The bounty hunter" is a disposable action comedy that lacks momentum, the requirements of a good movie, and a good script. It is just forgettable and even in the moment, it isn't anything special. If there's nothing else available at Redbox at this moment, but this film, then yeah, I'd say it's worth. But chances are, if there's a film not marked "A Michael Bay film" or an "Uwe Boll film", that you have slight interest in, it may be safe to say that film is better than this one. Gerard Butler arrests people that don't show up to court? He should have arrested this movie because it didn't show up in the editing room, since this movie runs a mere one hour and fifty minutes and gets as uninteresting as the word uninteresting gets.


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