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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

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The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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Seifert
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Professor Asimov
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Ivan
Nadia Konakchieva ...
Mrs. Asimov
Valentin Stojanov ...
Petr Asimov Jr.
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ICC Court Clerk
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Livitin
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Moreno
Ralitsa Vassileva ...
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With his reputation in tatters after a painfully unsuccessful delivery of a distinguished Japanese client, former triple-A executive protection agent, Michael Bryce, two long years after the disgraceful incident, is now reduced to a mere second-class bodyguard for hire. Under those circumstances, Bryce would do anything to prove his worth once again, and as a result, it won't be long before he accepts an offer from Interpol to escort the renowned international assassin Darius Kincaid from Manchester to the Hague. The task seems simple: Bryce only needs to transport the contract killer from point A to point B, nevertheless, Kincaid, as the only one with the guts and enough hard evidence to testify against a tyrannical Belarusian dictator, is an obvious target, while the trip to the Netherlands is long and hazardous. Without a doubt, this is a race against the clock as the mismatched duo will have to put aside their grudges, in a non-stop concerto for bullets. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Never let him out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,468,583, 2 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,384,504, 20 August 2017
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Trivia

This will be the second collaboration between Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds after Turbo (2013). See more »

Goofs

The Jaguar at the beginning of the movie is OU16 LVA. The 16 on UK number plates means the car was registered between March 2016 and end of August 2016. Shortly after, the movie moves to two years later which at the time of writing is the future assuming the film is set in present day. If no other dates are referenced, there is no reason why the film must be set on the day it is made, or released ; but if the 16 is valid, then the later scenes would have some UK number plates with 18, 68 etc. See more »

Quotes

Darius Kinkaid: The extra A in Triple-A stands for Ass, as in, your ass between a bullet and me.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there's an outtake with Ryan Reynolds having to wait for church bells to stop ringing. See more »

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Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Written by Jenny Berggren (as Jenny Cecilia Berggren), Jonas Berggren (as Jonas Petter Berggren), Linn Berggren (as Malin Sofia Katarina Berggren), Ulf Ekberg (as Ulf Gunnar Ekberg)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
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chronically unfunny
6 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Typical international cast diversity propaganda, comedy wanna be, cliché ridden, mundane and at the left.

The first hour of the movie: 2 short action scenes and the rest is unfunny dialog in a room

Second hour of the movie: 2 short action scenes and still the same retarded unfunny dialog with your cliché ending.

The acting felt forced. The story was far-fetched, with your cliché Russian villain with half a brain, the action was not believable and silly, the dialog was annoying and unfunny.

This movie by far is not an action movie, since it has only 15 minutes of action at best and that's out of 2 hours of running time.

Most of the movie the people are talking in a room, lead characters constantly arguing with one another for no reason at all, just so to bring up one unrelated to the plot issue or the other. It seems that this movie was about interracial relationships, not action or comedy.

The dialog was silly, if not to say idiotic, overacted, not funny.

The movie is just not funny overall. The only reason it made money was the star power behind this movie. Oldman, Jackson, Reynolds, Hayek. I guess most of the movie budget was spent on them and the rest on the script. Thus, the comedic fail.

All went to see Jackson and Reynolds who are both good actors, and they both sucked in this one. Oldman, usually brilliant, is really trying to act as the Russian villain, only to look silly as another cliché "evil Russian guy". Salma Hayek is simply annoying in this one.

The problem with this movie is that there's too much political agenda and they forgot about the humour and action.

There are literally no jokes through out the movie, only silly acting at best and sarcastic passive aggressive BS.

So, there is almost no action and no jokes. So how in hell is this an action-comedy?

This is a crappy hardly believable weirdly romantic interracial, may be even gay, feminist drama with really annoying acting, two really empowered women of different ethnic backgrounds and the two lead male characters are both cucks.

Basically, this movie is about two cucks who are being nagged on by two empowered bitches and the Russian guy who is trying to kill them all, coz he had a life before, but now he got no life.

What a tragedy. Really sad and boring movie.


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