Ryan Reynolds is a bodyguard assigned to protect Samuel L Jackson’s hitman – and as action-comedy premises go, it’s not a bad one. Both actors have impressive form in the genre and a winning way with a wisecracking one-liner.
Michael Bryce (Reynolds) is a down-on-his luck bodyguard – or “executive protection agent” as he puts it. He bucks his ideas up when he gets roped into escorting notorious hitman Darius Kincaid from prison in the UK to the International Court of Justice to give evidence. There’s plenty of in-fighting as they tumble across Europe to get to the trial.
A movie that relies on the charisma of its stars.
The bottom line
A silly action comedy with charm.
First published on TimeOut Dubai