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The Bodyguard Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Moira Sullivan
July 5, 2003
The relationship between Houston and Costner is mighty strange one, albeit profoundly problematic.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Feature length rock video created to sell soundtracks. Starring Kevin Costner.
| Original Score: 2/5
Don Willmott
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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
Why can't the real Oscars be like this?
| Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's only a matter of time before love arises between Mr. Earphone and Ms. High Note. By that time, Bodyguard has slumped to the ground.
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Brian Lowry
July 22, 2008
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
Edward Havens
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 30, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Should have been a perfect star vehicle for Whitney Houston, but the vehicle is a lemon.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Costner] was probably more alive as the corpse in The Big Chill than he is here.
Pamela Bruce
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
With the non-existent romantic chemistry between the main characters, coupled with the sparsely sprinkled suspense of the stalker plot, most of the narrative falls into The Boredom Zone faster than a lead balloon.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
I was completely unprepared for just how bad The Bodyguard is.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 22, 2005
hilarious camp artifact
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
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
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