The whole film feels slightly grubby and low-res, like it's been languishing in private mode on the filmmakers' pre-HD YouTube page since 2008.
For me, The Hitman's Bodyguard is the epitome of what a summer movie should be.
While no one is going to mistake The Hitman's Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.
The political realism doesn't sit well with the exploding cars, singing nuns and quipping killers.
"The Hitman's Bodyguard" comes at you hard, but skates by on its charms. Kiss kiss, bang bang.
Standard stuff. But it's got more humor and zest than most movies of its kind. And that makes it pretty darn enjoyable.
Aside from a handful of chuckles and high-octane action sequences, "The Hitman's Bodyguard" is an ugly film lacking a moral center.
Why did either of you gentlemen sign up for this tone-deaf piece of work? Who thought it was appropriate to use mass graves as a plot point in an action comedy?
The Hitman's Bodyguard is the cinematic equivalent of a guilty burger drive-thru meal when dinner is too wearisome to contemplate.