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The Hitman's Bodyguard


Rated R · 118 minutes · 2017

Action, Comedy
In this asinine action comedy, a world-weary bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) must escort a globe-trotting assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) from London to the Hague, where the latter will testify against a criminal organization at the International Court of Justice. The two characters start out as enemies (the hit man has tried to take out the bodyguard dozens of times over his career) but bond as they escape from sticky situations and shoot down anonymous baddies. The tone is sophomoric and snide, the wisecracks are uninspired, and the action sequences lack dynamism and suspense. Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) directed; with Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, and Richard E. Grant.
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Director: Patrick Hughes
Producer: John Thompson, Matt O'Toole, Les Weldon, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jason Bloom, Douglas Urbanski, Jeffrey Greenstein, Yariv Lerner, Mark Gill, Christine Otal, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard Grant, Sam Hazeldine and Barry Atsma

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