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  • Summary: Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. (Sony Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 31
  2. Negative: 26 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    As formula films go, The Bounty Hunter is more enjoyable than most, even if it packs in as many cliches as any.
  2. Try as they might, Nicole and Milo, as they are called in the movie, don't steam. Wispy vapors is about as good as it gets.
  3. We have to take the sexual tension on faith, as with everything in this formulaic glob of a script.
  4. 25
    None of these complaints would matter if The Bounty Hunter possessed even a smidgen of inspired comedy. It doesn't.
  5. 25
    Yes, it's every bit as brainless as the trailers suggest.
  6. 25
    If there's anything to like about The Bounty Hunter, it's Christine Baranski doing a Joan Rivers impersonation.
  7. Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    At points, the film sinks below the level of competent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 28
  2. Negative: 21 out of 28
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    This is the IDEAL flick for people who are bored of watching Robert De Niro Charles Grodin's scrotummy old faces every Christmas when Midnight Run is on the telly. That was well overdue a remake and the Hollywood guys have delivered in spades. There's a bit of a twist this time tho. The bounty is on a girl and the bounty hunter is her ex boyfriend. You can understand how awkward it's gonna be when they're cuffed together for the duration of the film. Comedy actors Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston positively sizzle throughout... on-screen and off. That's method acting. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2011
    While the film does not really have anything particularly good about it, it does not have anything particularly bad about it either. Going into the film with the expectation to laugh and be entertained a lot will definitely produce a disappointment. There is, really, barely anything that is funny about the film at all, so that is a let-down.
    The screenplay is rather messy, with really boring dialogue and a rather confusing and unnecessary mixture of different characters and side-stories that come into it. The acting was.. well, what you'd expect of Aniston and Butler - not very much.
    Nevertheless, I cannot give this film a straight-out negative grade, just because of the fact that the film did not leave such a strong (or negative) impression on me. Actually, it did not leave any impression on me what-so-ever.
    It's one of those films that one can watch if you're bored one afternoon and it's on TV. You won't like it, but you won't hate it either.
  3. Jan 12, 2013
    A very big disappointment of what could have been a great movie.
  4. Mar 15, 2011
    Even with its starring cast -- Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston -- The Bounty Hunter is unfunny, predictable, and ridiculously cliched, igniting not even the tiniest spark of chemistry between Butler and Aniston. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2012
    A horrible mixture of romance, cuffs, a mediocre actress and actor, lame plot; well, that's a recipe for an ugly movie. The film at its best is a guilty pleasure that doesn't seem to work on any type of level. There's no redemption for this piece of crap. I'm at a loss for words.
    Diagnosis: Pass.
  6. Aug 13, 2010
    I have seen my share of bad movies but this one knocks it out of the park big time. I was not entertain people I was bored out of my mind. I ask the same question that my favorite critic Roger Ebert asked. Why was this movie necessary, why was it made. Iâ Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2011
    Okay The Bounty Hunter is a premise that shouldn't have been put to screen in the first place, but then you got Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston and you think maybe. Then you watch it they have simply no chemistry and the film is so badly written it isn't funny. It isn't bad enough to be good. I give this movie 13%. Expand

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