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Genre: Romance/Comedy/Action
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis, Christine Baranski, Dorian Missick, Joel Marsh Garland, Gio Perez, Jason Kolotouros, Adam Rose
Director: Andy Tennant
Rating: PG (Sexual References And Some Coarse Language)
Year Made: 2010




- Making "The Bounty Hunter"
- Stops Along The Road: Hunting Locations
- Rules for Outwitting a Bounty Hunter


Languages: English/Spanish/Thai/Portuguese
Subtitles: English/Chinese/
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 51 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment




Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.


Seriously speaking, "The Bounty Hunter" is no doubt another piece of lazy filmmaking from Hollywood. Running at almost two hours long, it’s pretty much a movie that tries to dabble anything from romance to comedy to even action to maximize the stars’ exposure rate. But sadly, that single factor alone can’t really salvage this mess.

Jennifer Aniston plays Nicole Hurley, a workaholic investigative reporter who is delving into a recent supposedly suicide case or could it be due to the fact that she is trying to get over her divorce, for she is the ex-wife to cop-turned-bounty hunter, Milo Boyd (Gerald Butler). When Nicole skipped out on her bail hearing, Milo is sent by his boss to bring her in to the police much to his delight. But what the feuding couple didn’t know was, a dangerous baddie is hot on their trail including a pair of fumbling loan sharks who is also after Milo.

You can actually see where this movie is heading, two bickering couples after through some thick and thin finally reconcile with a happy ending satisfying the majority of the female demographics. Unfortunately, director Andy Tennant chose the wrong script as the writing is a combination of preposterous with a huge dosage of cheesiness and a drop of irritation.

Gerald Butler practically embodies the whole bad boy image and I believe smell like one too. The Scottish stud who has been repeatedly playing the same role ever since he found success with "300" is at his usual rugged self playing Milo Boyd. Boyd drinks, gambles, boasts and perhaps notorious with his hygiene in his less than a year marriage with Hurley. And what on earth did this fine lady finds in this guy is anyone guess. Thus they argue, bicker, cries, threatens each other throughout the movie hoping the audience will eventually find some connection to this relationship. I’m not a romance guru for the record and I can tell why this pair-up is already a disaster from the start.

It gets worse when you are constantly bombarded by contemporary pop songs including Sean Kingston’s "Fire Burning" and Ke$ha’s "Tik Tok" just to name a few for the soundtrack. Tennant’s forte is his romance movies that include "Sweet Home Alabama", "Hitch" and "Fool’s Gold" but right here, he seems to be at a genuine loss so he just let his two stars run on auto mode and insert an awful car chase in the middle of all the bickering probably as a nod to producer Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious).

Despite the presence of two mega stars Jennifer Aniston and Gerald Butler, "The Bounty Hunter" lacks a decent plotting and funny moments to draw you in on the whole. Not to mention the fact that it’s overly long and tedious. Quit the yakking and show us some love.


The main crew and cast members pat on each other’s back going on and on saying how fun it is to make the movie and how interesting the story is in the 17 minutes Making "The Bounty Hunter".

Stops Along The Road: Hunting Locations is actually a far more entertaining feature than the movie. At least you get to admire the fact that the filmmakers make an effort to go around New York and Atlanta to shoot their movie instead of soundstages.

Rules for Outwitting a Bounty Hunter is a fluffy feature that teaches you how to escape the claws of a Bounty Hunter. Pretending to cry is one of them. Come again?


The DVD transfer is natural and detailed though there isn’t much to look forward to for the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. This is not a particularly active and strong track even though there are some action scenes in it. Dialogue is clear and the pop songs are a blast if you are a fan.



Review by Linus Tee

Posted on 30 July 2010


. The Bounty Hunter (Movie Review)

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