“The Hitman's Bodyguard” is a messy attempt at combining action and comedy that fails, making either aspect look forced and redundant, suggests Robbie Colin of the Telegraph. Hollywood big-shots Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson show no artistic creativity by repetitively channeling their apparent typecast. The former is his witty, jock-like self from "Deadpool," while the latter engages in the endless swearing that has been seen many times before. This lack of innovation would stand out so badly if it wasn’t for the uninspiring plot and sub-par action. This blend results in an endlessly irritating movie.
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson combine perfectly to make “The Hitman's Bodyguard” a gut-splitting treat for anyone, holds Richard Crouse of CTV News. Their chemistry stands out as they bounce one-liners off of each other and fire off bullet after bullet in various European cities. They balance each other out perfectly in a constant exchange of wits. The apparently simple plot pulls out several aces with unexpected twists and turns. Love and philosophy also feature in ways that add depth without distracting from the main action too much. “The Hitman's Bodyguard” combines explosions and humor in a highly entertaining way.