Director Patrick Hughes’ The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a wonderfully inventive and irreverent odd-couple thriller in which a failed protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is given a chance to revive his reputation by getting a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) to the International Court in The Hague in time to testify against a ruthless dictator (Gary Oldman).
If you can handle the language and love violent (but, often, humorous) action, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this film.
I couldn’t help thinking that this film represents a way of bridging the gap between Trumpians (minus the rat-boys) and humans (minus the girlie-boys), as it plays across the political spectrum.
The women, too, are strongly represented with Elodie Yung as Reynolds’ FBI girlfriend and Salma Hayek as Jackson’s foul-mouthed, imprisoned wife.
Except for an unnecessary scene in which Reynolds’ by-the-book character throws a hissy fit in Amsterdam, I found The Hitman’s Bodyguard wonderfully entertaining and give it a 4.2 out of 5.