THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (MA15+)
SHOOTS FROM THE LIP, BUT NEVER A BLAST, US, 117 MIN Don’t go expecting another Deadpool from Ryan Reynolds and this tired, lacklustre action comedy. He plays Michael Bryce, a once-elite bodyguard who has fallen on hard times. A chance at a comeback comes with a catch: protecting notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) as he prepares to testify against a murderous dictator (Gary Oldman). This patchy premise might have held together OK if Reynolds and Jackson had clicked. Instead, the pairing mostly clunks. Disappointing.