With his reputation in tatters after the painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, the former triple-A protection agent, Michael Bryce, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire, two years after the disgraceful incident. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth, and, before long, he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the international assassin, Darius Kincaid, from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce needs to transport him from point A to point B; nevertheless, the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous, and Kincaid--as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator--is an obvious target. Undoubtedly, it's a tough job, as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, and race against the clock in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Can the hitman's bodyguard carry through the most important mission in his career?Written by
The prison where Sonia Kincaid is being held is in reality the main office of the largest touristic boat company in Amsterdam. Bars on the windows and police activity around the building were added later in post-production. See more »
As Kincaid is about to faint, he is heard saying, "Oh shit", but his mouth doesn't move. See more »
Man on Phone:
Good morning, Mr. Bryce. I trust the pickup ran smoothly.
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 »
The Hit-man's Bodyguard: How could my expectations not have been high?
Ryan Reynolds in a buddy movie with Samuel Jackson!? As you can imagine I had very high hopes for this and they were expanded further by the trailer and brilliant promotion material including The Bodyguard (1992) spoof poster.
Within the first 15 minutes I was already appeased, Ryan Reynolds is one of those few guys who just has "It" the natural comedic timing, uncanny charisma and acting ability to boot.
The movie is charming, hilarious, action packed and riotous fun.
Also featuring Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and briefly the highly underrated English legend Richard E Grant.
Yes it does follow a formula you'll be familiar with, you won't see anything you probably haven't seen before and it's very "Hollywood" but in this case that is just fine.
Competently made, brilliantly performed and with a kicking soundtrack to boot.
I dislike action films as a rule but some of the sequences even got my blood pumping and being a comedy action a witty quip would always follow.
Though not ground breaking The Hitmans Bodyguard is a great piece of fun cinema.
Decent chemistry between leads
Ryan Reynolds is an entertainment god
Well crafted soundtrack
Clichéd and a tad predictable
Things I learnt from this movie:
Mother f**ker is beyond a catchphrase for Jackson now
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