The Bounty Hunter (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bounty Hunter (2010)



Critic Consensus: Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston remain as attractive as ever, but The Bounty Hunter's formula script doesn't know what to do with them -- or the audience's attention.

Movie Info

Hapless bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) jumps for joy at the prospect of tracking down his bail-skipping ex-wife, Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston), but gets a hard dose of reality when the job proves tougher than anticipated. Every time Milo gets close to resourceful reporter Nicole, she gives him the slip. A high-profile murder has been committed, and Nicole is determined to stay out of jail long enough to crack the case. And she must be getting close, because now someone is trying to take them both out. They may not have been able to make marriage work, but if Milo and Nicole can just stay alive long enough to solve the murder, they might discover they're not such a bad team after all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sarah Thorp
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 13, 2010
Box Office: $56.0M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Jennifer Aniston
as Nicole Hurley
Gerard Butler
as Milo Boyd
Christine Baranski
as Kitty Hurley
Giovanni Perez
as Uncle Sam
Adam Rose
as Jimmy
Gio Perez
as Uncle Sam
Mark Budd
as Stickman
Mary Testa
as Maid at the Taj
Harry Zittel
as Pedicab Driver
Charles Techman
as Track Vet
Tracy Thorne
as Membership Director
Brooke Allison Stroe...
as Strip Club Waitress
Wally Dunn
as Depository Clerk
Mike Sheehan
as Desk Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for The Bounty Hunter

All Critics (159) | Top Critics (43)

Even considered as no more than an assembly-line Hollywood product, The Bounty Hunter falls well below factory standards.

Full Review… | March 29, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

If only the filmmakers could have made it less tedious and more entertaining, then we might have actually cared about the characters. In the end, "The Bounty Hunter" is a forgettable film that offers no reward.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

It's one thing for the leads to not share believable romantic chemistry, and then there's the rather sad and lazy display Aniston and Butler put on here, not even striking believable negative vibes as a divorced couple.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012

As a lousy mystery and lousier romantic comedy, The Bounty Hunter is two bad films in one.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

An expensive, low-rent, overlong, tired romantic action-comedy.

Full Review… | October 16, 2010

The Bounty Hunter has what is arguably the most awful 'meet-cute' in the history of cinema.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Bounty Hunter

cute and funny but nothing too exciting.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Predictable, unfunny, terrible acting, there isn't a real reason to waste your time on this.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer


The Bounty Hunter was a painful and boring experience that I hope I must never endure again. The story is so boring and stupid, it starts as a romance then aaction film then espionage, I hated every minute of it. The cast was bad all expcept for Gerard Butler and Jason Sudakis, and Gerard proves he can be a funny guy with this movie. The jokes were horribly written and I did not laugh ONCE, I didnt giggle, smile, cheer or ect, it was just plain unfunny. I hated this movie with a passion, and even a couple of good cast members can't save this crappy romantic comedy.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

The Bounty Hunter Quotes

Sid: All I know is, I'm out fifty-hundred if she's not in that courtroom on Monday morning.
Milo Boyd: Wait, you're telling me that I'll get five grand to go pick up my ex-wife and bring her to jail?
Sid: You're a good listener.
Milo Boyd: (laughs and dances for joy)
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Milo Boyd: You see, what I do is, I hunt down criminals. Idiots who jump bail, specifically.
Nicole Hurley: (laughing) You are a bounty hunter?
Milo Boyd: Yeah. And much as it pains me to say this, and it really does, I gotta take you to jail.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Nicole Hurley: Life is making mistakes.
Milo Boyd: And death is wishing that you had made more.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Nicole Hurley: (Milo dumps her in his trunk) No, you have gotta be kidding! You cannot be putting me in the trunk! You cannot be serious!
Milo Boyd: (shuts the trunk) I'm dead "serious"!
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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