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
DramaMusicRomance
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

Time Out

Time Out

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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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Its popularity continues to confound critics everywhere.

3.0
Variety

Variety

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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.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Its popularity continues to confound critics everywhere.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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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