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The Bodyguard Reviews

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November 26, 2017
A suspense classic that never lets up.
March 1, 2012
Old fashioned star vehicle that makes no bones about manipulating its audience, but which does so with plenty of theatrical gusto.
December 31, 2010
Great Whitney Houston songs, mediocre love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2006
[An] absurd piece of entertaining fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2005
Serviceable story with Houston making an impressive film debut.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2004
The thriller aspect of The Bodyguard works, but the romance does not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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
January 29, 2002
Much better than its initial reputation.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
The movie does contain a love story, but it's the kind of guarded passion that grows between two people who spend a lot of time keeping their priorities straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
July 22, 2008
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
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