Director : Patrick Hughes

Producer(s) : David Ellison, Mark Gill, Dana Goldberg, Matthew O’Toole, John Thompson and Les Weldon

Starring : Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek         

Genre : Action/Crime

Release Date : August 14, 2017

Music Director : Atli Örvarsson

Awesome-O-Metre : 6.9/10


The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds as Michael Bryce, an executive bodyguard charged with delivering Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), a notorious hitman, to the ICC where he is to testify against Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) an infamous dictator. Vladislav will however have none of that and sets his own hitmen on the duo.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is one film I have been looking forward to seeing since it came out because the trailer held a lot of promised and I wasn’t disappointed. The film’s plot isn’t unusual but the fact that the Hitman and The Bodyguard are sworn enemies made it even more intriguing because before they can work together, they must work out their differences. This for me was the highlight of the film because they were at each other throats from the get go and this led to some hilarious moments.

Another thing that I looked forward to in this film that the 2 main characters are talkative and what do you get when you throw two talkative individuals into a film? Well, you get a lot of thrash talk and banter! By the way, can we all agree that Samuel L Jackson owns the word “Motherf***er” and the rest of us are just borrowing it? That guy uses that word wayyyyy too much. Talking about excessive use of foul language, you guys should also look out for Salma Hayek as the crazy wife of Samuel L Jackson’s character, I assure you, she will leave you in stitches.

Other than the decent acting and plot, the action sequences (the fight scenes and car chases) were also good and intense. The producers did well to throw in some action sequence when the talk was getting too much and this helped to keep the attention of the audience.

I don’t know if you guys have seen the marketing material for this film which was a nod at Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner’s The Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds once referring to it and even the posters was inspired that film. I liked that reference to such a great movie.  If you haven’t seen the The Hitman’s Bodyguard, click HERE and get your ticket to go see it in any cinema in Nigeria. Afterwards, feel free to hit me up on Twitter and Facebook. And let me know what you think.

Have a great week!

The Maveriq

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