The Bounty Hunter Reviews

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
April 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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New York Times
April 6, 2012
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AV Club
April 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 25, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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AV Club
January 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
January 13, 2012
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 13, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 10, 2012
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
November 22, 2011
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Alissa Simon
Variety
April 4, 2011
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David Denby
New Yorker
March 29, 2010
Even considered as no more than an assembly-line Hollywood product, The Bounty Hunter falls well below factory standards.
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Lisa Rosman
Time Out
March 24, 2010
You know it's bad when a caper comedy makes you long for the Goldie Hawn-Chevy Chase showcases of yore...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
March 19, 2010
There'll be worse films released in 2010 -- but not many.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2010
The story of a bail enforcer who captures his newspaper-reporter ex-wife manages to be both formulaic and patchwork, with whatever twinkles that exist between the stars eclipsed by the overall crudeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 19, 2010
The film is stuffed with these idiosyncratic micro-roles (I loved Siobhan Fallon Hogan as the bondsman's secretary), which prove more diverting than the two main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 19, 2010
The latest evidence that, when it comes to romantic combat, we live in a more thoughtlessly brutal age than our ancestors did.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 19, 2010
At points, the film sinks below the level of competent: A stupid plot trick early on is so badly edited that it takes another minute to figure out what's supposed to be going on.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 19, 2010
...plays less like a genuine story than as a series of 'beats' engineered for the cheapest possible audience responses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 19, 2010
There are two parallel stories: Milo's and Nicole's on-again, off-again relationship, and those guys with guns who keep shooting at them. We know exactly how the first one is going to end and we don't care about the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 19, 2010
The putrid result never rises even to the lofty heights of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 19, 2010
Someday, The Bounty Hunter and last month's Cop Out will be featured in a cable movie double bill as the two worst 1988 films of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
March 19, 2010
The filmmakers clearly believe that their tangled storyline is madcap and delightful, but each new complication just serves to make us feel as though the blessed end of the movie is creeping further and further away.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 19, 2010
A so-so movie that confuses loving closeups of Aniston's golden highlights with a character, and stripped-to-the-six-pack shots of Butler with a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 18, 2010
Aniston and Butler can't seem to muster any believable chemistry. A lot of mugging happens, but no magic.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2010
When it comes to Aniston, maybe it's simply time to settle and stop asking her to be The Good Girl anymore -- perky just might be as good as it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 18, 2010
Aniston isn't the world's greatest actress, but the main reason The Bounty Hunter stinks is the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 18, 2010
Butler...is stuck here playing kind of a jerk, so it's hard for him and Aniston to work up much chemistry, particularly as she's busy racing from the law in a pencil skirt and heels (easily the movie's most impressive stunt).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 2010
Tennant aims for a contemporary version of The Thin Man, wedding the banter of sparring spouses with sleuth work. To say that he falls short of the mark is understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 18, 2010
Does Columbia Pictures know that a reality-television program with a similar name already exists on A&E? Is it wrong to find that show funnier and more romantic?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
March 18, 2010
Note to Jennifer Aniston: stop playing with your hair! That's not acting, it's playing with your hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 18, 2010
Based on the onscreen evidence, not a single person in front of or behind the camera cared a whit about how The Bounty Hunter turned out.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 18, 2010
Yes, it's every bit as brainless as the trailers suggest.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 18, 2010
Perhaps tracking down the folks responsible for this film should be Milo's next assignment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 18, 2010
Inexplicably, Butler continues to get work in romantic comedies despite his limited range and boorish persona.
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Brian Miller
L.A. Weekly
March 18, 2010
On the soundtrack, Jerry Reed sings "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)." Viewers will know exactly the same feeling.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 18, 2010
This genre has devolved to the point where what I appreciate most, in the end, is simply not cringing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 18, 2010
I stared with glazed eyes at The Bounty Hunter. Here is a film with no need to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
March 17, 2010
As formula films go, The Bounty Hunter is more enjoyable than most, even if it packs in as many cliches as any.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 17, 2010
In The Bounty Hunter, the couple that foils a bunch of tiresome grade-C thriller goons together stays together. Whether or not that's a recipe for love, it's certainly not a formula for romantic-comedy magic.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Justin Chang
Variety
March 17, 2010
There are no rewards to be claimed for enduring The Bounty Hunter.
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
March 17, 2010
The Bounty Hunter has little to offer besides some face-time with handsome stars.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 17, 2010
Silliness prevails in this lame thriller comedy.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 17, 2010
Aniston doesn't bring her old A-game to this. But at least she's not quiet and reserved and no-energy, her approach to too many roles of late.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4