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The Bodyguard Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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
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Brian Lowry
Variety
July 22, 2008
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
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Time Out
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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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
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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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Costner] was probably more alive as the corpse in The Big Chill than he is here.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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