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The Hitman's Bodyguard

Amy - AV December 01, 2017

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Elodie Yung, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek. This is a fast-paced action film that centers around Michael Bryce (Reynolds) escorting and keeping alive Darius Kincaid (Jackson) the deadly accurate contract killer slated to testify against the brutal Belarusian President Vladislav Dukhovich (Oldman). Bryce starts the film being at the top of his professional field but that quickly ends and he finds himself  trying to climb back out of the hole that he believes his now ex-girlfriend, CIA Agent Amelia Roussel (Yung), put him in. Enter Interpol who is the first team in charge of getting Kincaid to the Hague. But of course President Dukhovich has an inside man in Interpol that wreaks havoc on the plan and ends up bringing Bryce and Kincaid together, and they have a history. The plot from there is very typical and you can guess the outcome of the ensuing car chases and gun fights, some of which are very graphic. There are some comedic moments that help lighten up all the mayhem. There is also a point where Kincaid turns into a philosopher and makes the audience consider a different viewpoint about his profession.  I did enjoy the introduction of Kincaid’s wife Sonia (Hayek) simply because I adore Ms. Hayek as an actress. If you enjoy action films that can make you laugh at times and cringe at others with a healthy dose of profanity, then this is the movie for you. Overall rating: B

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