The Bounty Hunter

9 Apr

Title: The Bounty Hunter
Year: 2010
Director: Andy Tennant
Writer: Sarah Thorp
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Christine Baranski, Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Garlin
MPAA Rating: PG-13, sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence
Runtime: 110 min
Major Awards:
IMDb Rating: 4.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 8%

We knew from the trailer and everything else we knew about The Bounty Hunter, that it was a film fabricated by a corporation and that it would most likely follow an already exhausted formula, so by that I mean we knew it wasn’t going to be good, but even by those low standards this one falls short, and that’s tough to say considering it has Jennifer Aniston as one if its leads, and I love me some Ms. Aniston.

This is a film that is useless, I mean seriously, this is a film that has Jennifer Aniston for fuck’s sake, she’s an unbelievable comic talent that is not only not used in this one, but is forced to withstand every single cliché in the action-romantic-comedy playbook, and I seriously mean EVERY SINGLE FUCKIN’ ONE. She’s the ex-wife of this bounty hunter who now has to track her down because she skipped bail, yeahyeahwhatever.

I want to end the review right here right now, I just want to ask one question first: if you could afford to have Gerard Butler, who’s actually not a bad actor in this type of movie, and Jennifer Aniston, who’s a terrific comedienne, then why the hell couldn’t you hire who was more gifted than Ms. Thorp at writing, it’s not as though one would have had to look that far.

Grade: D


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