The tone of this film veers all over the place. One moment it's a gritty action film with graphic violence, then it's a cartoonish comedy flick, then it's surreal, then it's a comedy...it really doesn't work. It's a shame to squander such a charismatic cast who look as though they're just going through the motions.It's not even bad enough to garner a 1 star review. I feel nothing.
Over the course of three films now, director Patrick Hughes has displayed an undeniable flair for practical action and vehicular mayhem, even if his cutting style remains a bit too quick. Someone should really hand him the keys to the next "Fast and Furious" movie or a "Transporter" flick. What he hasn't displayed, however, is a penchant for comedy, and "Hitman's Bodyguard" suffers for it - and a bloated runtime.
I still can't understand why critics kinda disliked this movie. Or maybe they just don't know how to have fun. THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD is funny, hilarious, thrilling, & f*cking entertaining. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have made a perfect duo and made me want to see they collaborate again. Too bad, this movie didn't "use" Gary Oldman properly. If you put aside any logical things, this movie will entertain you.
Nothing new, nothing clever, and only frequently funny, this is a fairly basic summer flick that is forgettable as a comedy and functions better as an action film. We get Gary Oldman as a typical villain and Samuel L. Jackson giving all the "motherfuckers" he has, but it works for the most part. I can't imagine I'll ever want to watch this again though.