Friday, April 23, 2021



If you’re a fan of the Taken and Die Hard films, you’re sure to enjoy Director Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody.

Bob Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, a seemingly mild-mannered office worker in a machine shop, who catches a pair of masked burglars in his home. 

Instead of taking one of them out with a golf club, when he has the chance, Hutch let’s the couple get away with his watch, disappointing not only his son (Gage Monroe) and his wife (Connie Nielsen), but drawing criticism from fellow workers in his office, as well.  Nevertheless, Hutch lets the incident go.

However, when he learns the thieves may have stolen his daughter’s (Paisley Cadurath) cheap bracelet, Hutch transforms back into the clandestine “auditor” (read, contract killer) he had once been for government agencies and, with the help of his father (Christopher Lloyd) and his half-brother (RZA), ends up taking on an army of Russian mobsters.


Thanks to Writer Derek Kolstad’s slick and, often, humorous script, this thriller is more than a cut above others in this genre.  I give it a 4.2 out of 5.