Let me cut to the chase–Nobody, starring Bob Odenkirk of the wildly popular series “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” is a good movie.
Despite the title moniker, Nobody is actually named Hutch: a husband, father, and all-around serious guy. But don’t let that fool you; there’s much more to Hutch, plus, Nobody clearly doesn’t take itself too seriously if RZA’s casting doesn’t make that obvious.
Hutch is the strong, silent type, like characters you’ve seen before in other films like John Wick, The Equalizer, and Death Wish, except this script wastes no time on a back story and that’s ok because that’s not why I bought a movie ticket. I came to see Saul, I mean Hutch, I mean Nobody whoop some ass and that’s exactly what you’ll get and then some.
The best parts about this film is the pacing—Nobody moves FAST, plus the cinematography, super cool car choices, and the soundtrack. This film is nothing if not an ode to Frank Sinatra-laden slow mo shootouts, which are things of beauty if done right. At the bottom of all of the film’s fist fights, blood spurts, and gunsmoke is the RZA, the one thing Nobody got wrong.
But I can forgive that if I get to see Hutch again in the future somewhere, somehow. He was a joy to watch. I laughed half a dozen times and was happy to return to the theater. Nobody is a good time.
Nobody = 3 of 4 stars. See it if you liked John Wick; Snatch; and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.