the man from toronto2022.
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Woody Harrelson, Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Ellen Barkin, Lela Loren, Pierson Fode and Jencarlos Canela
the man from toronto tells the story of the world’s deadliest killer (Woody Harrelson) and New York’s biggest boner, Teddy (Kevin Hart), who are mistaken at an Airbnb rental and forced to team up to try to evade a group . of assassins ready to kill them.
Thrown into Netflix to be lost amongst its algorithm forever, Patrick Hughes’ sidestep from Hitman’s bodyguard franchise is a video rental-level buddy movie from the 80s, which is not always necessarily a criticism (see Stake either running scared), but it is in the case of the man from torontoa movie that feels like a one-shot script dusted from the writing room of a defunct studio, and saved only by the enthusiasm of Kevin Hart.
Using a fun yet familiar concept, one that Game night recently executed infinitely superior, the man from toronto brings together the mismatched duo of Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson in a spies like us Scenario in which the first is in the head (and yes, there are many size jokes that are heard all before) in the world of contract killing.
They are both men of reputation; Hart’s online gym instructor, Teddy, is known for his failed business ventures like non-contact boxing, so much so that in another completely cleared comedic thread, his name has become a verb for screw it up. The murderer who quotes Harrelson’s titular poetry is feared by all in the criminal underground, with the mere mention of striking fear into his enemies.
Together they’re the only reason to watch this monotonous affair, but even then their tedious bickering plays out in such an inorganic way that it just feels forced, as if two actors could be saying these lines on any couple’s DVD comedy. from decades ago. Yes, Hart is undeniably charming and effortlessly funny, but he’s playing the same character we’ve seen him incarnate countless times before in characters like ride along, core intelligence Y Jumanji. Similarly, Harrelson’s performance is reminiscent of another geographically named character he has played in the past, zombie land‘s Tallahassee, just less charm.
jasmine matthews (tomorrow’s war) is wasted as Hart’s unaware wife, Stewardess‘s Kaley Cuoco appears in a paper-thin role that gives her absolutely nothing to do, and in an equally criminal waste of talent, the usually superb Ellen Barkin fails to make a good impression as the nefarious baddie.
It all just adds up to an overwhelming sense of laziness, where even the car chases play out in a pedestrian fashion, like stock footage sequences. When the movie gets something right, like the first scene of the interrogation where Hart’s character has to pretend he’s a devious Guantanamo-level killer, which is pretty funny, then he decides to repeat the same situation over and over again. again, but he throws in a few fart jokes or a vomit joke to keep things fresh.
For a movie about killers the man from toronto It continually fails to hit the target, resulting in boring and forgettable use of your bandwidth. Unfortunately, you’d have to see the movie to understand this, but it’s a bunch of old Teddy.
Flashing Myth Rating – Movie ★ / Movie ★ ★
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