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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amelia Roussel
... Michael Bryce
Tsuwayuki Saotome ... Kurosawa
Roy Hill ... Helicopter Pilot / Newscaster
... Seifert
... Vladislav Dukhovich
... Professor Asimov
... Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ... Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov ... Petr Asimov Jr.
... ICC Court Clerk
... ICC Lead Judge
... Livitin
... Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva ... Newscaster
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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 is a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Written by Nick Riganas

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Never let him out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duro de cuidar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,468,583

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,586,701
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Japanese man being escorted at the beginning of the picture is named Kurosawa, is in homage to the great Japanese Director Akira Kurosawa, whose films have influenced every facet of modern filmmaker, from Sergio Leone, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood to name just a few of the many he influenced. See more »

Goofs

In the movie every car they steal or drive, the steering wheel is on the wrong side. In the Netherlands it should be on the left side of the car, not the right. Also they drive on the wrong side of the road. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Phone: Good morning, Mr. Bryce. I trust the pickup ran smoothly.
Michael Bryce: Hand-off was clean. No stops till the exit point.
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At the end of the credits there's an outtake with Ryan Reynolds having to wait for church bells to stop ringing. See more »


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Little Queenie
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Very mediocre
18 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, this movie was a let down. I love Ryan Reynolds, to the point that I'm very biased. I was bored throughout this movie.

The premise is somewhat close to Safe House (2012). Not exact by any means, but close enough that it made me draw comparisons within the first 30 minutes and from that point on, I just kept wanting to stop the movie and turn on Safe House.

I'm not lying. The movie had its moments, but more often than not,I thought it was ridiculous in a bad way and never all that good. Safe House is a movie that has Ryan Reynolds protecting a highly valuable, highly capable target, and is exponentially better.

The problem with this movie, is it is so ridiculous, it is supposed to be funny, however there is only a handful of times that actually made me laugh out loud. More often than not, it seemed to try to take itself seriously, especially when it shouldn't have.

The gun play tried to portray itself as realistic, but fell very short. At times the characters were so amazing they could pull off ridiculous shots with no effort, then couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. While the movie wasn't horrible, it wasn't great. It made me think of better movies that I wanted to watch, while hoping better moments came. Occasionally a better moment would come... I'd laugh out loud (genuinely!) and then it'd pass, leaving me bored again.

You won't hate yourself for watching, but you won't be happy about it either. 5/10


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