The Bounty Hunter


The Bounty Hunter

Critics Consensus

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston remain as attractive as ever, but The Bounty Hunter's formula script doesn't know what to do with them -- or the audience's attention.



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Hapless bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) jumps for joy at the prospect of tracking down his bail-skipping ex-wife, Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston), but gets a hard dose of reality when the job proves tougher than anticipated. Every time Milo gets close to resourceful reporter Nicole, she gives him the slip. A high-profile murder has been committed, and Nicole is determined to stay out of jail long enough to crack the case. And she must be getting close, because now someone is trying to take them both out. They may not have been able to make marriage work, but if Milo and Nicole can just stay alive long enough to solve the murder, they might discover they're not such a bad team after all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for The Bounty Hunter

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (128)

  • Even considered as no more than an assembly-line Hollywood product, The Bounty Hunter falls well below factory standards.

    Mar 29, 2010 | Full Review…

    David Denby

    New Yorker
    Top Critic
  • You know it's bad when a caper comedy makes you long for the Goldie Hawn-Chevy Chase showcases of yore...

    Mar 24, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Lisa Rosman

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The romantic pairing of brawny Gerard Butler and wispy Jennifer Aniston is a sight for sore eyes but makes for sore brains long before the end of Andy Tennant's rom-com.

    Mar 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • The Bounty Hunter marks a new low and a new genre: the bail-bondage rom-com.

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Averagely routine, routinely average romcom.

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There'll be worse films released in 2010 -- but not many.

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bounty Hunter

  • Mar 11, 2013
    Predictable, unfunny, terrible acting, there isn't a real reason to waste your time on this.
    Sanjay R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2011
    "The Bounty Hunter" looked like a decent film with a surprisingly fresh concept and spiced in with some fun performances. Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler looked like they would make a good duo and this movie looked promising in the fun factor. Unfortunately, "The Bounty Hunter" is energy drained, shallow, and the word 'style' is put over substance.
    Dutch E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    The Bounty Hunter was a painful and boring experience that I hope I must never endure again. The story is so boring and stupid, it starts as a romance then aaction film then espionage, I hated every minute of it. The cast was bad all expcept for Gerard Butler and Jason Sudakis, and Gerard proves he can be a funny guy with this movie. The jokes were horribly written and I did not laugh ONCE, I didnt giggle, smile, cheer or ect, it was just plain unfunny. I hated this movie with a passion, and even a couple of good cast members can't save this crappy romantic comedy.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2011
    Normally I enjoy Aniston in romantic comedies, but this is highly disappointing. The dialogue and the storyline read like something from a children's cartoon. It's far too elementary and simple-minded to be taken seriously, even on an un-serious comedy level. Jennifer Aniston plays an investigative reporter who has skipped her court date one too many times and finally gets a bench warrant under her name for failing to appear before the judge. Conveniently her estranged husband (Gerard Butler), is a bounty hunter who somehow finds out that she's skipped bail so naturally he will be the one to retrieve her. If you think you know where this story is going to go, you're absolutely right. Nothing in the film comes as a surprise. In fact, I kept thinking it couldn't get anymore predictable or cliché'd but it did to no avail. Did either of these two actually read the script? I'm not exaggerating when I say I could write a better story right this minute with absolutely no cred to my name as a screenwriter. For two such likable actors, this film is hard to swallow. Total lack of creativity, shallow characters, and the unforgivable faux pas of giving a measly reporter a New York apartment that looks like it jumped straight from the pages of Good Housekeeping. No way she could ever afford that on her salary. And this is just one of many, many missteps in this film to make it nearly two-hours of unbelievable, cheesy fluff. Do yourself a favor and skip it. You can thank me later.
    Patrick B Super Reviewer

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