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