THE HIT­MAN’S BODY­GUARD (MA15+) Shoots from the lip, but never a blast, US, 117 min

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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 as an amus­ingly ad­ver­sar­ial dou­ble-act. In­stead, the pair­ing mostly clunks. Dis­ap­point­ing.

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