The Bodyguard (1992)

The Bodyguard (1992)

The Bodyguard (1992)

1992's hot and steamy romantic drama with Kevin Costner as a former Secret Service agent who grudgingly takes an assignment to protect Whitney Huston, a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. The Bodyguard was second biggest box office hit of 1992 (raking in $USD 411 worldwide), helped in part by Huston's number one hit I Will Always Love You, recorded for the film.

1992Rating: M129 minsUSA
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The Bodyguard (1992) / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I thought the basic situation in "The Bodyguard" was intriguing enough to sustain a film all by itself...

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Time Out

Time Out

Lawrence Kasdan, it seems, mulled over the first draft of his screenplay twenty years ago; it should have been left to languish in development purgatory.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Its popularity continues to confound critics everywhere.

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Variety

Variety

No wonder this Lawrence Kasdan script has been on the shelf for more than a decade: In the custody of director Mick Jackson, it proves a jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little continuity or flow.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The Bodyguard is an outrageous piece of saccharine kitsch — or, at least, it might have been had the movie seemed fully awake. Instead, it’s glossy yet slack; it’s like Flashdance without the hyperkinetic musical numbers and with the romance padded out to a disastrously languid 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Deep inside the vague, unfocused excesses of The Bodyguard, the tale of a buttoned-down security agent hired to protect a glamorous pop star, there lurks the potential for a compelling film noir.

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