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The Hitman's Bodyguard

  • 2017
  • R
  • 111min
  • 42%
  • 6.9 / 10

Top-class bodyguard Michael Bryce is tasked to protect highly notorious hitman Darius Kincaid/Evans as they make their way to the International Criminal Court. They must sort out their differences and collaborate to make it to the trial in time.

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard garnered a combined total of $76 million in the U.S. and Canada. In other territories, it earned over $100 million. This resulted in a worldwide total of $176 million against a production budget of $69 million. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has its grasp on an approval rating of 40%. Its critical consensus lauded the lead cast’s rapport, noted the overfamiliarity of action-comedy plot and execution. Another review aggregator website, Metacritic, assigned a score of 47/100 to the film. Market research firm CinemaScore’s poll of audiences reported a grade of B+, while PostTrak’s survey revealed that viewers gave the film an 80% positive score. The Hitman’s Bodyguard also received praised from several critics. Peter Debrudge of Variety noted the Jackson and Reynold’s banter make the film worth-watching. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also shared the same sentiment, praising the lead cast for their rapport.

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a 2017 American action thriller comedy film that follows a world-class bodyguard hired to protect a notorious hitman as they go to the International Criminal Court. It is directed by Patrick Hughes from a screenplay written by Tom O’Connor, whose script found its way on the 2011 Black List survey. It stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in the lead roles. They are joined by Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Tine Joustra, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant, Sam Hazeldine, Mikhail Gorevoy, Barry Atsma, Georgie Glen, and Rod Hallet. It was distributed in theaters by Summit Entertainment on August 18, 2017.