Gradebook: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

GRADEBOOK: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard: The Gradebook is the ratings of newly released films by the contributors and fans of We Live Film, and We Live Entertainment. If you are interested in participating, join the We Live Film Fan Chat Page on Facebook and look for the weekly posts of new releases.

Zachary Marsh: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (4/10)

The keyword to use when discussing The Hitman’s Bodyguard is “generic.” While watching it, I was constantly waiting for something kinda clever to happen. That moment never comes. The story is generic as shit, the writing is cliched, and there’s nothing of any sort of substance that came out of this for me. But hey, Samuel L. Jackson said “motherfucker!” That’s HIGH-LARIOUS! Didn’t help that it’s convoluted as hell as well. I was looking forward to the movie. I don’t hate many movies. But this is the second time this year where I almost felt insulted watching it.

There was no reason for this generic action “comedy” to be on the big screen. The only reason it’s getting a theatrical release is that Ryan Reynolds is in it. Not Samuel L. Jackson; Ryan Reynolds. If they cast anyone else other than him, this would have been a Redbox movie you wouldn’t even think about. Not to mention, they waste Gary Oldman completely. On a side note, there are some shots where the green screen is so obvious and terribly done, and not in a humorous/schlocky way. If you’re like me and you’ve seen too many international-set action-comedies, then there’s nothing whatsoever to gain from this movie. Maybe a couple of chuckles, but that’s about it.

Ashley Menzel: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (5/10)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a disappointing film with a cast that should’ve given us so much better. Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek are wasted in this film that does them no favors. It is not worth the price of admission at the box office and will likely disappoint anyone with any expectations for the film.

Matt Marshall: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (6/10)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t out to be the smartest action film or smartest comedy of the summer. Believe me, it’s not. The film hinges more on the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, which it plays up to a fault. Ryan Reynolds is allowed to be Ryan Reynolds. Cough Green Lantern. Samuel L. Jackson is allowed to be Samuel L. Jackson. Cough Mace Windu. The story, however, is rather mundane and overstays its welcome. If the screenplay concentrated as much on the story than it did on the chemistry, there might have been a more worthwhile film.


Average We Live Film Gradebook Score for The Hitman’s Bodyguard: 5/10

*Keep checking back as more We Live Film fans see and review this film, we will be updating.


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