The Hitman’s Bodyguard is one of those films for which we didn’t need to check the reviews or even watch the trailer to get pumped for. Instead, it was a simple case of mathematics.
Ryan Reynolds + Samuel L. Jackson = Yes.
Let us be very clear. This isn’t a film that breaks the mould, or particularly shakes up the action genre. It’s an explosion-stuffed, road trip, buddy movie, and it stays in its well-worn lane. But there’s comfort in familiarity, and as a slice of popcorn entertainment to help one step away from the world for a couple of hours, it does the trick.
There are moments that honestly had me laughing out loud, and that doesn’t happen very much. Many films will provoke a smile or maybe a slight chuckle, but this one had me laughing out loud a few times, and I wasn’t the only one. It’s an easy watch, one that I’ll forget frequently, but one that I’ll also be able to return to a fair bit.
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