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.
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
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.
July 22, 2008
A jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.
March 8, 2008
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
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.
November 28, 2004
You'll get the most bang for your entertainment buck by simply buying the soundtrack. A rental of the DVD is strictly optional.
January 30, 2004
July 5, 2003
The relationship between Houston and Costner is mighty strange one, albeit profoundly problematic.
June 26, 2003
May 20, 2003
Two long hours and 10 minutes after this tale begins, Rachel and Frank seem no closer than seatmates on a long bus trip.
March 23, 2003
Should have been a perfect star vehicle for Whitney Houston, but the vehicle is a lemon.
August 30, 2002
Why can't the real Oscars be like this?
July 30, 2002
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