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The Bodyguard Reviews

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August 23, 2017
There's no unironic value to this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 25, 2012
The premise is workable, but the movie is sabotaged by several elements, including the hot-and-cold dialogue, obvious red herrings, and a ludicrous climax centering on an assassination attempt at the Academy Awards ceremony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2012
Old fashioned star vehicle that makes no bones about manipulating its audience, but which does so with plenty of theatrical gusto.
March 1, 2012
A dreary, turgid melodrama featuring the much ballyhooed debut of pop diva Whitney Houston.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
The Bodyguard is an outrageous piece of saccharine kitsch -- or, at least, it might have been had the movie seemed fully awake.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 26, 2011
A plotless and trashy romantic melodrama that, with th help of some melodic songs, became a popular hit and date movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 31, 2010
Great Whitney Houston songs, mediocre love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2008
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
April 1, 2006
[An] absurd piece of entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Lawrence Kasdan, it seems, mulled over the first draft of his screenplay twenty years ago; it should have been left to languish in development purgatory.
April 29, 2005
Serviceable story with Houston making an impressive film debut.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2005
hilarious camp artifact
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2005
It's not that it's entirely bad. I liked some of the music and Whitney Houston's singing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 28, 2004
The thriller aspect of The Bodyguard works, but the romance does not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2004
You'll get the most bang for your entertainment buck by simply buying the soundtrack. A rental of the DVD is strictly optional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 5, 2003
The relationship between Houston and Costner is mighty strange one, albeit profoundly problematic.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
Two long hours and 10 minutes after this tale begins, Rachel and Frank seem no closer than seatmates on a long bus trip.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2003
Should have been a perfect star vehicle for Whitney Houston, but the vehicle is a lemon.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 30, 2002
Why can't the real Oscars be like this?
| Original Score: 1/5
August 22, 2002
Shows how our lives are often throttled by the emotions of fear and desire.
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