• The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Release Date: August 18th, 2017

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2017

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant

Director: Patrick Hughes

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Car, Pursuit, Cheeky, Rescue, Rivalry, Madcap, Escape, 2010s, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Hitman's Bodyguard offers more than enough shoot-'em-up to keep multiplex auds munching their popcorn, but sharper talents behind the camera might have made it considerably more enjoyable. show more

  • 70
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard is not the best movie of the summer, but it is easily its most pleasant surprise. An unapologetically violent and vulgar buddy action comedy, it updates the template set forth by Lethal Weapon and particularly Midnight Run for a new era. show more

  • 50
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard would have been much funnier because, on paper, Tom O’Connor’s script was probably a scream. What adds to the unevenness of the whole affair is a propensity for extreme violence that just seems incompatible with what is ostensibly a comedy. show more

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