MOVIE REVIEW: The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a raucous and hilarious 24-hour adventure
Ryan Reynolds stars in a scene from the movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Photo: CNS/Lionsgate.
By John Mulderig
Morality is never allowed to get in the way of style as Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds find creative ways to dispatch a host of extras in the excessively mayhem-ridden action flick The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Some dialogue justifying revenge and flirting with blasphemy only reinforces the general disregard for life underlying the proceedings.
Jackson plays paid assassin Darius Kincaid. Unlikely as it seems, Kincaid has become the key witness in the international human rights trial of murderous Belarusian dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (scenery-chewing Gary Oldman).