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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

Writer:

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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The pursuit begins Spring 2010 See more »

Genres:

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:

Untitled Sarah Thorp Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,686,423, 21 March 2010

Gross USA:

$67,061,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,333,522
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the beginning when Milo was driving the registration reads 12 10 for expiration date, then later on it changes from 12 10 to 10 10. See more »

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Nicole's handcuff chains differ in length throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

[as Nicole heads for a row of taxis, Milo draws his gun]
Nicole Hurley: Oh, what? You're gonna shoot me?
Milo Boyd: Nope.
[levels the gun]
Milo Boyd: I'm gonna shoot a cab driver.
Nicole Hurley: [seeing all the cab drivers locking their doors] Oh, no, no, no, he doesn't mean it!
Milo Boyd: Yep, I mean it.
Nicole Hurley: [banging on the cab drivers' doors, without response] Ah, chicken shits!
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Referenced in Family Guy: Brian & Stewie (2010) See more »

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In Yer Own Bed
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The Aniston & Butler Show
16 July 2010 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

It is a well known fact that American comedies generally suffer from lackluster scripts, usually employed as vehicles for rising or established stars. The Bounty Hunter is no exception, as its charm lies solely in the joint presence of Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, rather than in the fact that Andy Tennant (Hitch) is directing. Of course, even two fine actors such as those in this film are no good if the material is beneath their talent.

The story goes like this: Butler is an ex-cop who currently works as a bounty hunter. One day, he is given the opportunity to bring in his ex-wife (Aniston), who is wanted by the police after jumping bail. As he tracks her down and embarks on a hellish journey to take her back home, the two find themselves in the middle of a murky murder case, not to mention a series of situations that put their hatred for each other to the test.

On paper, there's plenty of potential for a moderately entertaining action comedy: think Midnight Run with a rom-com twist. Unfortunately, the film is an uneven mess, jumping from cringe-worthy "romantic" moments to OTT action scenes, complete with clichéd hotel room/strip club bits that have been out of fashion for quite some time. The tonal inconsistencies are reflected in the acting, as well: supporting performances range from passably straight (Jeff Garlin) to borderline ridiculous (Christine Baranski), whereas the leading duo does generally fine when they're together, less so separately, with Aniston being clearly more at ease with the less physically demanding stuff, while the opposite is true for Butler.

In short, The Bounty Hunter is an inconsistent picture that doesn't have enough laughs for a comedy, nor the appropriate direction for an action flick. The best option would be to ignore it altogether.


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