The Hitman's Bodyguard

Action & Adventure • R • Directed by: Patrick Hughes • 118 minutes

The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years, and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades, and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.

Viewer reviews

Classic Samuel L. Jackson!
★★★★★
Ryan Raynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are incredible together! This movie is packed with action and funny as hell. Salma Hayek, priceless addition. This movie is all-around good, funny, Hollywood action fun. My favorite, watching Samuel L. Jackson so what he does best...be MF Samuel L. Jackson!!! ;-) — kalahari7

Reynolds and Jackson are funny together
★★★★
The two combined to make this movie funny. SLJ played more of the Deadpool role. Will watch it again. — jmason6

Heck yeah!
★★★★★
One of the best 👌💯 movies I have ever seen! I was in tears it was so funny. — Thenate04

😂😂 Action-comedy
★★★★★
Definitely worth at least a rental — It's Jeremi

Impossible
★★★★★
Most of the movie was impossible stunts by both actors. It was not funny. — Krimbill

Good Entertainment!
★★★★
It's funny, action packed and worth watching. — Blueshoe30

At What Point Suspense?
★★★★
Waste of money...even Jackson not worthy of this role. One R-rated shoot em up after another. Boring. — nzjetstar1

Impressive action comedy
★★★★★
It’s great to see Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as comedic action heroes in this movie. This will make you be entertained while seeing this film. — Phil thrill

Great
★★★★★
Hilarious movie the humor with both guys is just great — Kitten3067

Somewhat Boring!
★★★★★
Somewhat boring and not very funny. Soupy and unoriginal storyline. Actors could not save the movie. Good location shots. Recommendation: Don't buy--just rent. — Berkeley Rooster

Epic!!
★★★★★
Check this out! It’s epic!!! — 2001Tiger

Action Packed? Yes. Worth Renting? No.
★★★★
I like Ryan Renoylds, and think Samuel Jackson is a genius (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, etc). This movie just doesn't add up. The action scenes are amazing and well executed... but they have no storyline behind them to make them impactful. So, action for action's sake is fine... except this movie is so long, it feels like it is trying my patience. — RobertKohser

the worst hollywood has to offer
★★★★
~2h of my life I will never get back — Nomail65

Motherf$cker!!!
★★★★★
Loved it! Rotten tomatoes got this one wrong motherf$cker! — Darthmonkey

Most Hilarious movie of the year!!!!
★★★★★
Samuel L Jackson & Ryan Reynolds had My girl and I ROFL through out the whole movie! Great action, Great chase scenes, over all 5 Star movie and a MUST WATCH! — DojaDanks

Awesome movie!
★★★★★
This movie is absolutely greatest movie in 2017! Highly recommended! — Ari Hui

Great fun
★★★★★
Very entertaining — Michigan iPhone user

Great Movie
★★★★★
Anything Samuel L Jackson is in you know it has actions and little comedy thrown into it. Loads of fun to watch! — 1BDVET

The Hitman’s Bodyguard
★★★★★
What a thrilling adventure through mayhem, ACTION, COMEDY and love stories. Outstanding film! Samuel & Ryan have substance and deliver a believable performance. I’m very happy I bought this film. After a long highway trip, a seat in my recliner w/a great burger, fries & soda & The Hitman’s Bodyguard completed my night w/honors. Brilliantly written. Perfect execution. 👍🏾👍🏾 (way up). — YTElliott

1997
★★★★★
Actually, this movie is bullcrappola...it’s an action comedy from the nineties with updated looks. It just feels outdated. Grated its a little bit funny someplaces, but it’s long winded and EXTREMELY predictable....waste of cloudspace. — SebCohen

The hitmans bodyguard
★★★★
It stank, I want my $ back. Thought it would be good bc of Selma, n Samuel. What a waste of talent. — sweatnfit

Unforgettable experience
★★★★★
Loved the movie — sam196411

B-movie with a bad soundtrack
★★★★★
This was a b-movie with a bad story, bad acting, bad directing, bad cinematography, and a bad soundtrack. I can't believe I bought it..I'll never watch it again. — Rambo8649

Really good movie
★★★★★
I really loved this movie. It was a little predictable, but that's definitely easily forgiven. It's a fun ride! I will definitely be watching this again really soon. — Spidey357

LEATHAL WEAPON
★★★★★
These two actors have that magic that mel gibson and danny glover had together. they should work together again, and selma is sexy as ever, watch her movie Everly she can do action also, Mgonzo50 — MGONZO27

Critics are Stooopid
★★★★★
This is a great action movie and has a lot of funny spots and some nice warm moments of romance too. Great show. I’d watch it again. — Rob Bravo

great movie!
★★★★
great entertainment! loved it — AEG_@

Rotten tomatoes blows
★★★★
Simply funny, good fight scenes. You want to watch it for that, you get that. — Espike01

Samuel L. Jackson is great!?!
★★★★★
I have seen the countless movies that Samuel L. Jackson has been part of; and there are some classics (Pulp Fiction) and recently a lot of less than classic roles. But this movie shows a great side of his humor and is impossible to not enjoy the back and forth between him and Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds is a great actor with a constant ability for mixing tension with humor. In this action filled film is cool because of the European background and the great work that Jackson and Reynolds provide. It’s great to see an actor come to life so easily (Jackson), and watch the relationship between these two characters. I also didn’t have to ‘screen’ the movie for something nasty or unnecessary added for some shock value. There are many violent and realistic action scenes with plenty of people being shot and.... but the movie has a level of B+ quality that makes it a very good film. But for sure... Samuel L. is a joy to watch. — majorthomas

Great movie
★★★★★
Great action movie! — 3edward7

Banter with the Best
★★★★★
I actually loved this movie. It has one job, and that is to let Ryan and Samuel make the sparkling banter they are both so adept at. Thankfully, it does not fail at this task. Their timing is impeccable, and the action is nothing more than a scaffolding on which to hang their hilarious back and forth. Thoroughly enjoyable as what it was intended for, a light summertime romp with two of the best in the business at wisecracking action movie insults and asides. If you are looking for high art or humorless action heroics, find another movie. If you want to sit back and laugh with our "heroes" verbally jousting to a fare-thee-well, then this is your baby. — KPiersol

Surprisingly funny!!
★★★★★
This movie was really good. I waited for it on Netflix but wish I would’ve bought it on iTunes. We bought it after watching it to have in our library. — Meghan Tierney

Fun
★★★★
Hilarious — cypress822

Typical Hollywood predictable
★★★★
We rented this movie after Thanksgiving Dinner. Didn’t see anything good. Lots of foul mouth language. Hollywood has ran out of ideas on a good plot and how to make original movies. I give this one two thumbs down. Terrible. — dthawk

Love Sam Jackson
★★★★★
I loved this movie... — Aaron's mom

Boring movie
★★★★
Lower-class swearing and humor throughout; bathroom and backside jokes. Wonder how long it took the teenager to write the script. Maybe 10 minutes. — xyz973

Intended to be thoughtless
★★★★★
Jackson is just not a good actor, the storyline is weak and the entire movie is a prdictable car chase type shootouts. Rental if nothing else is available as it has a few humorous moments. Not worth the price to own. — LOMG77

Great action comedy
★★★★★
Another great Ryan Reynolds movie — Jburger

Another racebaiting, poop humor film
★★★★
Its unbelievably bad. Deadpool type of mindless humor with racebaiting of S.L. Jackson. Everything that is wrong with the world in one movie. — Reviewmasta1

Plain old boring with no original story
★★★★★
Bland and very boring I think if the trailer did not show much then maybe it would have had a chance because the trailer gave it all away and it’s a shame they took two great actors Ryan Reynolds and Samuel l Jackson and put them in this mess of a movie. — topdog critic

Solid movie.
★★★★
I definitely recommend this movie. I don’t Ben as an actor but this is a pretty good movie. Worth the time to watch. — Cauble777

This is an entertaining movie!
★★★★★
I never write reviews. I unfortunately rented this movie instead of purchasing it. I plan to rewatch this before it expires. I love the banter between Deadpool guy and "say what, one more again" actors. If you don't like movie critics, and just enjoy a movie for what it is in and of itself. Purchase this movie and enjoy the ride. — OverLordGrey49

Entertaining
★★★★★
Funny, entertaining movie..Lots of action and funny dialog. — Trump girl

Great!!
★★★★★
Never trust the rotten tomatoes again! — Salmodi

Awesome flick with onscreen chemistry
★★★★★
I love this movie. Ryan Reynolds is a great straight ,an to Samuel Jackson. The chemistry was amazing. — Mgbgbgh

Entertaining...
★★★★
Very entertaining movie....held my attention from beginning to end...glad I trusted the customer reviews and not the stuffy movie critics. — everybodysacritictoo

Worth the watch and then some.
★★★★★
The movie was full the quirky humor from both Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson. Loaded with action definitely worth the time to watch it. — Savach1

Best movie I have seen in years.
★★★★★
And I could really use the laughs it gifted me with. Lots of killer action and laughter - truly well done. Disregard critics, nowadays I mostly pick exactly what's been turned down by them and I rarely make mistakes this way. Enjoy! — Fil Dallas

The Hitman’s Bodyguard
★★★★★
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is sent to protect a hitman named Nick Fury (Sam.L. Jackson) and have an hilarious adventure of shooting, fighting, explosions, singing, valuable life lessons, love story’s, and much more!! — Amarchena

Fun but prepare for typical S. L Jackson
★★★★★
Fun comic book style action but in my opinion way too much use of the F bomb. This gets boring fir me but is typical S. L. Jackson fare. He over uses that word worse than a handyman from craigslist. Other than that it has a very nice jaguar product placement. — tactileman