The Bodyguard Reviews

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June 6, 2018
As a suspense film, The Bodyguard delivers a big chill. And as a love story, it erects a grand canyon between its unromantic, reluctant Romeo and its glitzy, but boring Juliet.
February 8, 2018
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.
November 26, 2017
A suspense classic that never lets up.
August 24, 2017
There's no unironic value to this.
April 25, 2012
The premise is workable, but the movie is sabotaged by several elements, including the hot-and-cold dialogue, obvious red herrings, and a ludicrous climax centering on an assassination attempt at the Academy Awards ceremony.
March 1, 2012
Old fashioned star vehicle that makes no bones about manipulating its audience, but which does so with plenty of theatrical gusto.
March 1, 2012
A dreary, turgid melodrama featuring the much ballyhooed debut of pop diva Whitney Houston.
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.
April 26, 2011
A plotless and trashy romantic melodrama that, with th help of some melodic songs, became a popular hit and date movie.
December 31, 2010
Great Whitney Houston songs, mediocre love story.
July 22, 2008
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
March 8, 2008
April 1, 2006
[An] absurd piece of entertaining fluff.
Top Critic
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.
July 4, 2005
April 29, 2005
Serviceable story with Houston making an impressive film debut.
February 22, 2005
hilarious camp artifact
February 8, 2005
It's not that it's entirely bad. I liked some of the music and Whitney Houston's singing.
February 2, 2005
December 28, 2004
The thriller aspect of The Bodyguard works, but the romance does not.
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