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My Bodyguard Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 25, 2016
The script by Alan Ormsby never decides whether violence is the problem or the solution, but his teen protagonists feel real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
February 14, 2011
That's why I keep coming back to My Bodyguard: It continually reveals new layers of truth about what it's really like to be a teenager, whether an outcast, a bully or the bullied.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Coming of age story still relevant and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
July 24, 2007
In his directorial debut, Tony Bill assembles a truly remarkable cast of youngsters with little or no previous acting experience.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 24, 2007
A film of ingredients, rather than ideas realized and integrated: it panders on different, disjunctive levels.

TV Guide
October 3, 2006
Makepeace is excellent as the slight protagonist, and Baldwin is perfect as the brooding, misunderstood mammoth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The message that accompanies the central theme -- Kids are basically Nice -- is that Brute Force Rules.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This movie is fun to watch because it touches memories that are shared by most of us, and because its young characters are recognizable individuals, and not simplified cartoon figures like so many movie teen-agers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A sweet little movie about characters who really seem to be people, and that sort of verisimilitude is rarer than it ought to be nowadays.
| Original Score: 3/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 26, 2004 goofy
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Does the typical "spiritual uplift" routine without feeling saccharine or insincere.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Mike DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
March 30, 2002
Twenty years after the fact, My Bodyguard holds up quite well.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 30, 2002
With affecting performances from Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, and Matt Dillon, this film probes the traumas and challenges of youth.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 30, 2002
The film has some merit as a teen revenge fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
October 22, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 18, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
April 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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