Hitman's Wife’s Bodyguard movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The profanity is stronger, the violence is stronger, and there’s obviously plenty of action! Fans will love this frequently hilarious sequel to the 2017 action-comedy.


After Michael Bryce prepares to retire from his job as a bodyguard, he and fellow hitman Darius Kincaid must team up for another mission, this time with Kincaid’s foul-mouthed wife, Sonia.

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Movie details

Director: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Frank Grillo, Richard E. Grant, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman
Writer: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy
Release Date (Australia): 10 June 2021
Runtime: 118 minutes/1h 58m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains scenes featuring moderate torture and executions, as well as frequent intense peril during action sequences.

Violence (MA15+)

The film features sequences of action violence in which spurts and spatters of blood are depicted as people are shot, stabbed and beaten.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film includes infrequent uses of “c**t” and frequent use of the words “f**k” and “motherf**ker”.

Drug Use (PG)

There are mild drug references including references to “coke”.

Sex (M)

The film includes crude verbal references to sex including use of the words “f**k” and “p***y” in a sexual context. The film also contains brief sex scenes.

mpaa rating

R (for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual content)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are back as an amusing action duo, but we gotta start talking about Salma Hayeks savage, hilarious and awesome roll as the hitman’s wife. And fans will definitely get what they want from this exciting sequel! However, there is some material that just misses the mark of living up to the original 2017 action-comedy.

Of course there’s multiple awesome stunts and really solid action sequences. But it’s how there’s much more frequent and stronger additions to the film’s comical section. Seriously, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is hysterical!

Don’t let the poor reviews for this loud, cinema-worthy flick ruin your anticipation for the film. There’s loads of profanity, blood and giggles in an action context. And nobody could ever, ever forget Sonia, the hitman’s awesome wife. Honestly, if it weren’t for Sonia, this action sequel would’ve lived up to the terrible reviews. How are people hating this movie so much? It’s got its flat material every so often, but is an enjoyable and entertaining comedy. Reynolds and Jackson are also great in this sequel, but it’s true when people say Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard isn’t as superb as the original.

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