Character-actor Bob Odenkirk, known primarily for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, has spent the vast majority of his career playing meaningful roles.
His new action-thriller, Nobody, sees him become an ordinary man with many extraordinary abilities.
After serving as a government-trained assassin, Hutch (Odenkirk) decided to retire, get married, and have a couple of kids.
Hutch, now working for his father-in-law in a metal fabrication company, has become old, stale, and boring.
After burglars break into his home and assault his son, Hutch dusts off the cob-webs and turns back into his old self.
Like with Keanu Reeves in John Wick, Nobody turns a loveable, well-respected actor into a total badass.
Odenkirk, who trained for two years to convincingly play a hitman, commits wholeheartedly to the task at-hand.
With support from director Ilya Naishuller, Odenkirk is flawless throughout the movie’s collection of thrilling set-pieces.
One action scene, set almost entirely on a bus, is worth the price of admission alone.
Odenkirk is backed up by a number of charismatic performers, including Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Christopher Lloyd, and the RZA.
Russian theatre actor Aleksei Serebryakov delivers a remarkable performance as the movie’s primary antagonist.
Nobody is an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride with plenty of funny moments, witty lines, and likeable characters.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
In cinemas now