Director: Ilya Naishuller
Genre(s): Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 92 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
The explosive action-thriller Nobody offers exactly what action movie fans want to see. The efficient plot is concerned with boring family man and former U.S. government auditor Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk), who fails to foil a home invasion and looks like a major loser to the rest of the community. Things escalate from there. Action junkies miss this one at their own risk.
Bob Odenkirk previously made a name for himself as a comedy writer and actor. Hell, the guy was a writer for Saturday Night Live between 1987 and 1991 and also for Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1993 to 1994. However, his transition to action star could not be more flawless or convincing. He makes it look effortless. Christopher Lloyd (who plays David Mansell, the elderly father of Odenkirk’s character) also demands a special mention for his crowd-pleasing performance.
Nobody is darkly comedic without being intrudingly cheeky. As funny as it gets, the humor never detracts from the danger or excitement. The whole thing sort of feels like a John Wick sequel where you actually care about what’s taking place onscreen. Like the John Wick series, this feature boasts astonishingly good action set-pieces and plenty of bloody carnage. The body count is high…very high.
Nobody has just the right runtime (a little over ninety minutes) and it wastes no time getting started. It serves as a fascinating commentary on mankind’s addiction to violence. Well, even if you don’t give a damn about exploring the human condition, you’ll want to see this flick. Its star my come from a comedy background, but this actioner is just about as badass as they come.
My rating is 8 outta 10.