Nobody Movie Review: An Action Packed Complete Blast


Nobody is an action packed movie that is a complete blast to watch from the beginning to the very end. 

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If you are looking for an action packed, bloody, comedy, then look no further than Nobody. This film stars Bob Odenkirk and it is every single thing I had I hoped for, and more. This film is the perfect combination of comedy and action, with a bit of blood and gore sprinkled on top.

In Nobody, Hutch is living a normal family life with his wife and two kids. When someone breaks into their house, he has the opportunity to fight back, but opts not to when he sees that his teenage son is watching. As word spreads everyone makes fun of him, including his father and brother in law, in a condescending way, saying that they understand why he didn’t fight back because of who he is. 

However, Hutch is so much more than they think he is. As the movie goes on, they explain who he was before this married life. Let’s just say he can protect himself and his family should he choose to do so. After lashing out in order to get out his frustrations, he finds himself in trouble with the Russians. 

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Let’s talk about Bob Odenkirk for a minute. He is such an incredible actor and was the perfect casting choice for Hutch. Bob looks normal enough that you would not expect him to be a complete badass, which is why this casting works for this movie. He is incredible in Better Call Saul and while he certainly has some of the characteristics of his character Saul from that show and Breaking Bad, he is less of a wimp, and more of a fighter in Nobody.

Christopher Lloyd plays Hutch’s father and while he is a bit underused in this movie, when he is in Nobody, he steals the scenes. Scenes with him and Bob together towards the end are some of my favorites throughout the whole film. 

The fight scenes had me on the edge of my seat while cheering and covering my mouth when things went over the line — and I LOVE an action scene like that. So the fact that there were several of them had me over the moon watching Nobody. After watching the trailer I expected some blood, but not how much we got, and that had me thrilled. There were many moments that I had to watch through my fingers — with a big smile on my face. 

I am a huge fan of the cinematography in Nobody, and how it was used to show how mundane his day to day life was before the burglary. It is also pretty amazing during the fight scenes that I talked about using different angles to raise them to the next level. Speaking of bringing the fights to that next level, the score does this as well, really making the viewers heart pound as Hutch finds himself wailing on others.

If I had to find a negative for this movie (which is hard to do, trust me), I would say it is extremely predictable. No one will be shocked by the ending, but don’t worry, it really doesn’t take away from the journey. Sure, there are going to be a few twists and turns, and the way things are done, is what will surprise you. However, the end is exactly what I expected it to be from the start. While still leaving it open for a sequel, that I so desperately want. 

Overall, Nobody is a ridiculously fun movie from beginning to end. It clocks in at 90 minutes, which is the right length for something like this. If it went on much longer, it might have dragged here and there. The story is fantastic and my husband said he could relate to Hutch. All he wanted to do was keep his family safe, and things got a little bit out of control.

This movie is packed with action, humor, blood, and gore — and it is a complete blast to watch. I am 99.99% sure that I had a giant smile on my face the whole time, even while I was wincing as people got their limbs broken. Bob Odenkirk shines in this movie as an actor, and was the right choice to play Hutch. I can’t picture anyone else pulling this film off like he did. The cinematography and score take everything to the next level in Nobody, which is a must watch if you are a fan of action! Trust me.

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About Nobody

Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence.

His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills.

In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon’s McMafia)–and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.

Nobody hits theaters March 26th.

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