Nobody Movie Review: Action Packed Laughs

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Bob Odenkirk brings his quirky sense of humor to Nobody, a movie laced with snark and fight scenes that are more realistic (but equally gruesome). Audiences are in for an epic come-back story.

Bob Odenkirk as Hutch Mansell in “Nobody,” directed by Ilya Naishuller.

Nobody is a 90-minute wild ride of a man living a mundane life that bores him into depression. His family isn’t close and feels disconnected from a happy home.  When his life gets an unexpected hiccup, his old life brings Hutch a thrill he needed to climb out of his rut and bring his family back together.

(from left) Sammy Mansell (Paisley Cadorath), Brady Mansell (Gage Munroe), and Becca Mansell (Connie Nielsen) in “Nobody,” directed by Ilya Naishuller.

When the action kicks in, the movie doesn’t let up. Odenkirk captures a character that has been out of his original line of work for a little while. Hutch is rusty but still quick on his feet. It was interesting to see an action movie that showcases an equal amount of give and take from Hutch. He starts off sloppy and then gets back into his groove.

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk, seated with back to camera), Albert (Neil Davison, fourth from the left), Yulian Kuznetsov (Alexey Serebryakov, seventh from the left) with members of the Russian mafia in “Nobody,” directed by Ilya Naishuller.

Christopher Lloyd plays Hutch’s father, and he clearly taught his family well. Lloyd joins in on the action as a dad that isn’t afraid and takes the reins. Lloyd adds an additional layer of comedy to the film.

(from left) Harry Mansell (RZA), Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk), and David Mansell (Christopher Lloyd) in “Nobody,” directed by Ilya Naishuller.

Nobody is in theaters on March 26th. 

From Universal:

Sometimes the man you don’t notice is the most dangerous of all.

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 Alexey Serebryakov, Amazon’s McMafia)—and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.

Nobody is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), from a script by Derek Kolstad, the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise, and co-stars legendary Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd as Hutch’s father and multi-hyphenate musician-actor RZA as Hutch’s brother, whose own hidden talents aid Hutch in his quest for vengeance. 

The film is produced by Kelly McCormick, p.g.a, and David Leitch, p.g.a., the filmmakers of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde, for their company 87North, by Braden Aftergood, p.g.a. (Hell or High Water, Wind River), for his Eighty-Two Films, and by Bob Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero (Hulu’s PEN15) for Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. The film is executive produced by Derek Kolstad, Marc S. Fischer, and Tobey Maguire.

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle. Buy me a coffee

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