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October 3, 2016
Not nearly as bad as the critics make out. Switch off and enjoy.
½ July 26, 2016
Again totally not agree with the so called experts , okee not fallover humor but nice action and conversations . SOMDVD
June 29, 2016
The Bounty Hunter is a entertaining movie. This is one of Jennifer Aniston's better movies. This movie is hilarious and action-packed. I would suggest this movie.
½ February 28, 2016
Director Andy Tennant's (Hitch, Fools Rush In) latest caper rom-com is a bail-bondage feast. Revolving around repellent characters of which we can all relate, the Ex, the verbal slamming "she runs; he runs faster" antics translates easily into mindless escapism entertainment.

Intent on getting the exclusive of her career, upwardly mobile investigative reporter Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) jumps bail on a minor traffic infraction. However when she arrives at their meeting place, she sees he has been abducted and follows a sparse lead across the boarder to Atlantic City and becoming a wanted felon.

Drowning in an $11000 gambling debt and sleeping/ living/drooling on his employers couch, fired New York cop turned Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd's (Gerard Butler) life is literally being flushed down proverbial toilet.

Things look positively glowing however when Milo receives a bench warrant to apprehend a parole violator. With a pay cheque of $5000, the assignment can only be described as the most fulfilling revenge fantasy of a lifetime as he has been contracted to bring in Nicole, his estranged ex-wife.

Milo's expert insider knowledge leads him directly to his target. Toiling at her lucky thinking place; the track, Milo gives Nicole a ten second running head start. Quickly and amusingly chasing her down, Milo humiliatingly throws her into the boot of his car and returns to NYC.

Determined not to go down without a fight, Nicole plays on Milo's gambling habit. Convincing him that he should let her go if he can turn the $500 in her wallet into the equivalent of the $5000 reward he would receive for her bounty.

Needless to say, Milo's and Nicole's luck runs out when he loses the money and Nicole is handcuffed to the bed head for the night. The outsmarting and hoodwinking battle rages on, until the blissfully unaware duo realises they are in fact the ones being followed.

Are their pursuers Milo's debt collectors or the thugs of Nicole's ever more sinister case? Can the complicatedly volatile squabbling couple put aside their love-hate banter to survive?

The only answer to all these questions is; who cares!

This movies tank runs dry faster than the 30 year old gas guzzling car they drive. The films plot (that's a compliment) plays out like a brainstorming board of Hollywood clichés attempting to outsmart and hoodwink itself at every predictable turn.

As we never find out what drew them together or apart in the first place it is hard to empathise with the couple's bumpy road to reconciliation. Straying off into far-fetched scenarios with bickering thugs, horny newsmen, crooked cops, hapless tattoo parlour flirting, a frivolous rickshaw chase and a golf cart belly flop into a lake it is hard to believe anything you see, including the characters' chemistry.

Tottering from scene to scene in 6 inch heels, a pencil skirt and tight top, the shapely Aniston does the best she can with unredeemable and witless dialogue whilst being hoisted over the macho Bulter's charisma lacking shoulder.

The supporting cast does thankfully add some sparkle to the line-up, even if they are underutilized. Christine Baranski plays Nicole's wonderfully over-the-top aging-showgirl mum and Carol Kane briefly appears as a timid B&B owner of which the couple spent their honeymoon.

The Verdict: Simply put, if Tennant is willing to pay a salary for the likes of Aniston and Butler, he should have forked out a little extra to get a decent script. An utter misuse of Aniston's petulant, foot-stamping, posing photo-op acting, this film does little for her post-friends credentials.

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 02/04/2010
February 26, 2016
3 star for Annistons boobs alone ahah
½ January 20, 2016
A decent rom com with an interesting chemistry between Aniston and Butler. Butler doesnt exactly make the best rom com star in my opinion. What women see in him Ill never know, however he makes a good bounty hunter. Its a funny movie, the plot is a little daft but it doesnt ruin the movies overall easy going charm.
December 30, 2015
Gerard and Jen were really good together. The movie was still missing something. It kind of dragged.
December 21, 2015
how this got panned, i have no idea!! well written, well acted & well made. & funny!
November 21, 2015
I actually liked this movie! Jen is great in this!
½ October 16, 2015
It's not going to win any awards but it's still a cute movie.
½ August 13, 2015
Super funny. loved it
July 27, 2015
Come on, it's listed as a comedy/action film so it doesn't have to be both, it just has to be one or the other. No, it's not overly funny, or even tamely funny, but the story is somewhat interesting and the action delivers when it shows up, neither Jen or Gerard are very good actors but they both play their usual character well. Jen plays the whiny, Rachel character, no one does it better (um, she was Rachel, she should be able to do it) and Gerard plays the suave, asshole prick to a tee, it's not spectacular, but it is watchable and i guess that's all that matters.
July 18, 2015
I don't care if it's as bad as I've heard it is...GB without a shirt, I'm there.
½ July 17, 2015
A crazy adventure with action, humor, and romance!
½ June 21, 2015
Good Chick Flick! Funny and sweet.
June 21, 2015
It's... Well, it's something, I'll give it that.
June 3, 2015
It was kinda one of those movies that you end up watching when there is nothing else interesting on TV. I am not sure why the characters were and ended up together. Watched it just to see how it would end/resolution to the mystery.
½ May 3, 2015
Funny in parts. An alright movie.
½ April 12, 2015
Formulaic,unfunny lazily written Rom-Com trash!
March 18, 2015
The movie had it's good laughs here and there, but it could've been shortened a bit. There were parts that tried to establish that these two had a history together, but overall it looked forced and could've been edited. Jason Sudeikis was hilarious. He stole the show.
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