Country: United States
Category: Action, Comedy
Release Date: 17 August, 2017
Director: Patrick Hughes
Starring: Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Saotome
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 118 minutes
Box Office: $?
“The Hitman's Bodyguard”, Its protagonists Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson interpret its typical personages: Reynolds like the handsome good-looking, Jackson like the imperturbable macho one whose favorite word is a rude thing. And like many heroes from the past, they have the mission of overthrowing a ruthless dictator.
But that same family frame is what makes this action-packed movie loaded with shots, car chases, clean fist fights and international intrigue is a delight that lets you leave behind the chaos of reality and plunge into a world where bad guys Receive their deserved and Jackson sings spontaneously. (In fact he sings three times in the film: once in Italian, with nuns! In addition to his own theme plagued by rudeness).
Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, an impeccably groomed and highly reactive man with Type A personality who works in "executive protection", providing bodyguard services for people of very dubious reputations. His career and polished image plummet after an arms dealer he protected was shot by a sniper. Bryce blames his ex-girlfriend Amelia (Elodie Yung), an Interpol detective, for the mistake, believing she leaked information to the authorities.
A couple of years later Amelia is appointed to transport a famous thug named Darius Kincaid (Jackson) to the International Criminal Court, where he will be the only witness against the murderous Belarusian dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman in a perfect rendition). Dukhovich deploys his army to seize his convoy and eliminate Kincaid, who promised to present his testimony in exchange for the release of his wife Sonia (Salma Hayek), who is in prison.
Desperate and with less weaponry, Amelia resorts to Bryce for help and promises to help restore her career if she can get Kincaid to The Hague safely. This is how these two poles meet and the friction between them and the bad guys of the film arise.
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And he demonstrates it by eliminating evildoers even when he is handcuffed and by passing a fleet of armored cars boarded on a boat through the canals of Amsterdam. Jackson shines in roles like this and his performance is as bulletproof as Kincaid himself. At 68, he is as exciting an actor as he was decades ago. Maybe that's why it should not be surprising that he does his own acrobatic scenes and that he insisted on having control of the boat himself. Jackson's Kincaid is also the old sage in history and gives Bryce romantic advice while ending up with Dukhovich's henchmen. Reynolds exercises his superhero muscles and Hayek offers his fiery performance as a tavern without fear of chopping a guy with a broken bottle.
Director Patrick Hughes ("The Expendables 3") maintains action based on storytelling without endangering emotion. The film is thundering and has several explosions that could make the audience jump from their seats, but it is the car chases that lead to epic moments, especially in the scene of the boat, in which Reynolds's character keeps pace On a motorcycle.
Screenwriter Tom O'Connor mitigates the seriousness of the story (the trial of a tyrant for war crimes against his own people) with a burst of comic dialogues and thrilling action sequences, as well as a sweet touch when it becomes clear that Bryce and Kincaid are moved by love.
Lionsgate's "The Hitman's Bodyguard" is rated R in the United States, which requires that children under 17 years of age be accompanied by a parent or adult representative, for strong scenes of violence and inappropriate language. The Associated Press gives it three stars out of four.
Its protagonists Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson interpret its typical personages: Reynolds like the handsome good-looking, Jackson like the imperturbable macho one whose favorite word is a rude thing. And like many heroes from the past, they have the mission of overthrowing a ruthless dictator.