Lock, stock and one hundred smoking barrels… the new release action thriller Nobody does not mess around. The movie posters for this film feature the main character’s face being punched by an absurd number of hands which would have you expecting a chaotic ride. Yeah, that doesn’t begin to cover it.
Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch, whose rage is unleashed as his life is rudely interrupted. It’s a marvel to watch on the screen. You wouldn’t pick Saul Goodman to be an action movie king, but the guy delivers on every detail of his role. The action scenes are brilliant, flow well, and insane to watch. Blood, bile, bullets and knives clash in these scenes at 100 miles per hour and all for the sake of enjoyment. It’s also great to see an action hero that visibly experiences pain and isn’t some invisible superhero. Ilya Naishuller’s direction also allows for the movie’s escalating plot to go at a steady, yet ferocious pace. There’s so much going on, yet nothing is ever too confusing. The supporting cast are all a load of fun, with the great Christopher Lloyd jaw-droppingly surprising to witness. It’s such a refresher to see something that is so obviously relishing in what it is and isn’t complex or too thoughtful among the large number of Oscar picks. There are some truly satisfying moments to be had in Nobody, a super fun, violent romp that is for sure worth your time.
“Eight out of ten, goodness gracious me.”