The Hitman's Bodyguard movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Even though the story is a little flat, the pace, laughs and exciting action is enough to make The Hitman’s Bodyguard likeable. This action-comedy is about a hitman’s bodyguard and contains language, violence.


A famous assassin who must testify at the International Criminal Court becomes the new client of the world’s top bodyguard. The two must get used to each other’s presence and travel to the trial on time for the testimony.

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Movie details

Director: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell
Writer: Tom O’Connor
Release Date (Australia): 31 August 2017
Runtime: 118 minutes/1h 58m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English, Russian, French


Themes (MA15+)

The film features frequent, intense action scenes and a single scene of torture.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains frequent shooting and stabbing violence in an action context. These scenes are frequently accompanied by large sprays and spatters of blood, as well as bloody injury detail.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains frequent use of “f**k” and “motherf**ker”, “s**t”, “ass”, “bitch” and “d**khead”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains infrequent mild drug references in the form of verbal cocaine and heroin references.

Nudity (G)

There is a very brief depiction of an artwork that features brief buttock nudity.

Sex (M)

The film contains crude verbal sexual references and passionate kissing.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violence and language throughout)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Hitman’s Bodyguard would have failed as an action-comedy, but the chucklesome performances of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson mould it into a fast, funny and well-produced buddy flick. Huge Deadpool fans will undeniably own delight in the film’s violent action, foul mouths, and entertaining rate. However, the whole scenario is mildly flat and can clearly sink the attention of many audiences with high expectations.

Among the brilliant humour, you’ll discover that a repellent mouth belongs to each of the lead characteristics in the film. It’s unquestionable to agree that several viewers will find disgust through the amount of language. Still, the bloody action will impress violent-action fans.

Ignoring those elements will definitely not be a great option to the fans of coarse action-comedies, but teens will most surely discover that the storyline is quite memorable. Director Patrick Hughes has introduced a funny and engaging duo comedy crammed with frequent action, but infrequent lack of decent pace. Yet Jackson and Reynolds have equally delivered hilarious buddies entertainment.

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