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Film Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - USA

Andrew Chan Elodie Yung Gary Oldman Ryan Reynolds Salma Hayek Samuel L Jackson The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - USA

Reviewed by Andrew Chan

What happens when you put the cool headed Samuel L Jackson to buddy up with Ryan Reynolds? Well the result is simply magical as the two plays off each other with an undeniable attraction and chemistry. The Hitman's Bodyguard is funny throughout, the action and car chase scenes are loud and tense enough to be involving. Like Fate and Furious, this is easily a highly entertaining affair from start to finish. 

Samuel L Jackson is simply the coolest actor on Earth with his spontaneous outlook on life as a hitman with a heart contrast well with Ryan Reynolds carefully planned career as AAA Bodyguard. Salma Hayek manages to steal the show with some ass kicking moves. Meanwhile Gary Oldman looks incredibly Russian-Ike in an unrecognisable villainous display. Elodie Yung does well enough as Reynolds' ex love interest. 

All in all, this film is easily a fun ride and it helps when the two leads are having so much fun themselves. Even if the story is a tad routine and almost too predictable and the duo being constantly superhuman-like. It manages to connect with the audience and in a fun loving way that many genre films fail to achieve.

I rated it 3.5/5

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