(This review may contain spoilers).
If I’m completely honest, I was kind of disappointed in this movie. I was expecting a lot more comedy than there was, given the roles the two lead actors have played in the past.
I did like the gradual reveal of the past connections between Bryce and Kincaid and it was good to see that the hitman was more than just a guy who killed people for money. Even if there weren’t any laugh out loud moments, there were some good comedy elements that allowed some relieving of the tension building with the dictator on trial and the darker scenes connected to him.
I also liked Amelia and Sonia in this movie. It was good to see how the two ‘couples’ met and also good to see strong female characters, even though they had more of a supporting role.
There were some good running gags throughout the movie and also some nice elements of foreshadowing. I did find the action engaging and I was sat on the edge of my seat a lot towards the end of the movie.
There were, however, some elements I did find quite predictable in the film and there were times it seemed a little bland. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson played well off each other, but the storyline itself didn’t really resonate or engage with me on an emotional level.
I would say this film is a good one to watch if you enjoy action movies, but I wouldn’t bill it as a comedy. And in my opinion, what really brought this film up was the main actors. Without them, it would have stayed just mediocre to me.
I would say this movie was enjoyable to watch, but it wasn’t one I’d choose to see again. Or buy on DVD when it comes out.