EVERYONE’S OUT TO GET THEM… IF THEY DON’T KILL EACH OTHER FIRST.
Down-on-his-luck but still professional bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is drawn into the big league again when he ends up escorting a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) to the Hague where he’s to testify against a former Belarusian dictator (Gary Oldman). This action-comedy seemed like a natural choice for Reynolds after his Deadpool success, and those fans are likely to enjoy this violent, foul-mouthed and fast-paced movie. He and Jackson are fun as the antagonistic couple who have more in common than they realize at first. The longer it goes on though, the more needlessly preposterous it gets.
2017-U.S. 118 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Patrick Hughes. Cast: Ryan Reynolds (Michael Bryce), Samuel L. Jackson (Darius Kincaid), Gary Oldman (Vladislav Dukhovich), Élodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida… Richard E. Grant.