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The Bodyguard Reviews

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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.
August 2, 2002
Who wouldn't want Kevin Costner as their bodyguard? And Whitney can sing!
| Original Score: 4/5
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