The Bounty Hunter (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out rating:

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Time Out says

Tue Mar 16 2010

Hollywood’s campaign to convince audiences that beefy Scots bulldog Gerard Butler can play the romantic lead gathers pace with this misjudged marital crime caper. Butler plays Milo Boyd, an ex-cop turned bail bondsman assigned to haul in his ex-wife Nicole (Jennifer Aniston), a hotshot reporter in deep with the law. The pursuit takes this pair of bickering exes from New York to Atlantic City and back, via a series of perfunctory car chases, poorly choreographed punch-ups and excruciating romantic entanglements.

The trouble is not so much that Butler isn’t funny – he isn’t, even slightly – but that he sucks the merest hint of humour from the entire enterprise. Even proven performers like Aniston and Christine Baranski as a sexually voracious mother-in-law are reduced to desperate mugging and hysterical arm-waving in an attempt to fill the comic vacuum which their muscular co-star leaves in his wake. To be fair, the script gives them little to work with: there are maybe three decent laughs, interspersed with long stretches of  interminable, would-be witty banter and one near-unwatchable comedy torture scene.

The score, too, is atrocious: infuriatingly cheeky in the comedy scenes, switching to screeching Bon Jovi-esque AOR whenever things kick off. ‘The Bounty Hunter’ isn’t bad enough to be offensive: it’s simply lazy, trite, smug, irritating and a colossal waste of time, talent and money. There’ll be worse films released in 2010 – but not many.
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Wed Mar 17, 2010

Duration:

106 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Andy Tennant

Screenwriter:

Sarah Thorp

Cast:

Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, Gio Perez, Joel Garland

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stephanie

The ONLY bad thing about this movie are the reviews! I totally agree with a comment down below, people will complain about anything! LOVED this movie! Very cute and entertaining!

stephanie

The ONLY bad thing about this movie are the reviews! I totally agree with a comment down below, people will complain about anything! LOVED this movie! Very cute and entertaining!

ScotlandGirl

This movie was awesome - not as funny as at first percieved, but no where NEAR as bad as this site it making out!!

Dimitri Dematteo

This film was absolutly amazing i love all the people in it i especially loved Jennifer Aniston she was the best in in it and i wat to go ansd see it again

Dimitri Dematteo

This film was absolutly amazing i love all the people in it i especially loved Jennifer Aniston she was the best in in it and i wat to go ansd see it again

Emma

Weak story line very predictable and not really that funny. Best thing was G.Butler's body when he came out the shower!!

lauren

eye pokingly bad.... and don't get me started on the never-ending music- I'm surprised my ears didn't start bleeding.

Mee

I think everyone who has complained need to try and make a film themselves! Some people just complain about everything

Mee

I think everyone who has complained need to try and make a film themselves! Some people just complain about everything

Janet

If the CIA wants a new torture device for terrorists, just force them to sit through this movie. They will be screaming for mercy inside of 20 minutes. That's when I walked out. Excruciating.

dorothy

omg this film is the best and the funniest 1 ive seen by far !! dont listen to the rest of these comments and go and c it !! its well worth the money !

dorothy

omg this film is the best and the funniest 1 ive seen by far !! dont listen to the rest of these comments and go and c it !! its well worth the money !

Torres

im goin to see it today but after the comments ive read im not to sure now

Rosne

Very bad fiilm indeed. Waste of time and money as its not even funny! G.Butler is not sexy in his sweaty shirt that he doesn't change for 3 days! And JA needs to change her hair colour once in a while!