The Hitman's Bodyguard

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Stars have great comedic chemistry in violent buddy comedy.

R 2017 111 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 32 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

The Hitman's Bodyguard: an enjoyable film for fans of Jackson and Reynolds, not for kids.

Jackson and Reynold have great comedic chemistry in this Lionsgate action flick. Most of this comedy comes out of the near-constant expletives. While some of the expletives may be justified in near-death situations for both characters, the movie's creators really could have backed off. Without the constant swearing and images of homicidal situations(mass killings) toward the end of the film, it probably could have pulled off a PG-13 rating. Most violence is not too graphic, is seen from a great distance, and is extremely fast-paced. Another questionable element is the torture of Reynolds' character Michael Bryce, which may be inappropriate for immature viewers. The plot is great, the action is awesome, and the movie's great for mature viewers; however; it could really do without the swearing.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 16+

A Mindless Comedy Marred by Cuss Words and Explosions

The swearing is excessive, the violence can be rather gratuitous at points, and the overall story is meaningless and substance-less. The only redeeming factor is the chemistry between Jackson and Reynolds, who do work very well together.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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