The Bodyguard (1992)
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Critic Reviews for The Bodyguard
if you can overlook the obvious flaws--a bumpy beginning, a villain whose motive is both too obvious and hard to swallow--The Bodyguard has its flashy, shallow pleasures. There's some wit in Kasdan's script, and dread in the Oscar-ceremony climax.
The Bodyguard is an outrageous piece of saccharine kitsch -- or, at least, it might have been had the movie seemed fully awake.
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
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.
Two long hours and 10 minutes after this tale begins, Rachel and Frank seem no closer than seatmates on a long bus trip.
Audience Reviews for The Bodyguard
A great film. Costner makes an excellent bodyguard and Houston's singing voice just blows you away everytime. The soundtrack is just as good as the film.
Kevin Costner stars as an ex Secret Service, turned Bodyguard who is billed as the best there is. Hired by Rachel Marron, a famous singer (played by Whitney Houston who is surprisingly good) after a series of problems from an obsessed fan. This film sounds like (and at times plays like) a daytime TV movie. However, there is something about the 1990's Kevin Costner that transforms this film into one of the best films of its day. We are made to gasp as Kevin Costner swoops in and save the head strong singer time and time again and look on as the pair inevitably fall for each other. The only downside of this film is the somewhat unexplained jealousy of the older sister and the motives behind the assasination attempts on the famouse Rachel Marron. "The people who hire me, they don't have to be convinced to save their own lives. "
This movie is in my opinion one of the greatest love stories of all time. The soundtrack and Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston make this movie one of my all-time favorite movies! :) Just great :)
The Bodyguard Quotes
|Rachel Marron:||(seeing her son, Fletcher, getting into a boat) You know, Fletcher can't swim very well.|
|Rachel Marron:||You know, Fletcher can't swim very well.|
|Herb Farmer:||I guess he'd better stay in the boat, then.|
|Herb Farmer:||I guess he'd better stay in the boat then.|
|Rachel Marron:||So, can we get you anything?|
|Frank Farmer:||Yeah, orange juice.|
|Frank Farmer:||I don't wanna talk about this again.|
|Frank Farmer:||(shakes the weathered intercom speaker) Frank Farmer to see Miss Marron.|
|Frank Farmer:||Frank Farmer to see Miss Marron.|