Essentially a buddy cop movie in disguise, this by the book action-comedy throws Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds (still in Deadpool mode) together as the perfect mismatch and lets the sparks fly.
As hitman and bodyguard respectively, the pair must set aside their mutual distrust (yes, they have a history) and avoid being rubbed out by Belarusian mobsters while en route to the Hague, where SLJ is to testify against a ruthless dictator (a hammy Gary Oldman). The repartee flies as fast as the bullets in this throwback to the kind of star-powered action films they used to make in the eighties (i.e. Midnight Run). Salma Hayek is good value as Jackson’s vulgar wife, and Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes ensures the action is totally over the top.
Release Date: 29 November 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 4K
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
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