Nobody

Nobody ★★★½

Nobody doesn’t do much to stand out from the “family man with a dark past has to come out of retirement after he’s targeted by the Russian mob” sub-genre, at least narratively.

What makes this film stands out is the action! It’s become a common trend for action movies these day to rely on impressive stunt work to amaze its audience (e.g. Fury Road, James Bond, John Wick). Nobody takes a different yet refreshing approach to the action set-pieces by emphasizing brutality, realistic injuries, and pure creativity. Bob Odenkirk delivers as the ~title character~ and his character gets just the right amount of backstory and wastes no time on fluff.

The original action overtakes the unoriginal narrative and produces a surprisingly fun dad movie.

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