Nobody (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 92 minutes

Nobody (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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Good: Fighting choreography, Concept
Bad: Pacing issues, Sometimes lacks a 'goal'
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The John Wick movies have a huge following, and this is thanks to their action-packed sequences, but also thanks to the great (and very likable) Keanu Reeves. The movies are still going strong, and we can’t wait to see the next one. When we saw Nobody, a new movie by the writer behind John Wick, we couldn’t help but wonder if it could reach the same level of quality as the aforementioned movie series. Even though we were very intrigued and surprised, the movie did have a few pacing issues preventing it from becoming the next best thing. Nonetheless, we were quite entertained.

With Nobody we are treated to a fairly simple plot. We get to meet Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk), who lives a fairly dull family life with a wife and two kids. It’s clear that the family is quite disconnected and every day is a rinse and repeat kind of scenario that holds no surprises. At least, this was the case until two burglars break into Hutch’s home and he lets them go, hoping it would not make the situation worse. Sadly, his son loses even more respect for him, and when his daughter thinks the burglars might have taken her bracelet, Hutch somewhat snaps. He decides to track down the burglars to retrieve his daughter’s lost bracelet. It soon becomes clear that Hutch is no regular Joe, but his fit of rage may cause him to attract the attention of an even bigger fish.

At first, the pacing and flow of the movie are great. We get to see how Hutch lives a fairly dull and mediocre life, and that he is not respected by his family at all. It becomes clear that the viewer is left in the dark as to who Hutch really is, but the movie gives you the information required when needed. We then go from a fairly slow pace, to action sequences, only for the middle to dull down and become somewhat boring and uninspired. The finale does make up for the middle portion, but we have to be honest, that at certain points, we almost felt like turning off the movie due to the sudden change in pacing, quality, and atmosphere.

The acting performances in this action flick are quite good. We see Bob Odenkirk leave his comfort zone and trade his comedy bits for the role of a proper action hero. It’s clear that he has trained himself quite well to perform his role as Hutch Mansell, and he makes for a believable fighter. Even though there are many supporting roles in this movie, it’s mainly the antagonist that sometimes hogs the spotlight. Aleksey Serebryakov plays a very convincing villain, albeit one that follows the typical Russian mobster stereotype. Other than that, it’s fun to see short appearances by Christopher Lloyd, Colin Salmon, and Michael Ironside.

Nobody comes with a few extras on its Blu-ray version, and these mainly revolve around the action sequences and how the movie was made. You’ll have more than half an hour of additional content to wade through and most of it is quality material. It’s clear that the fight choreography for this film was absolutely on point, and it’s great we get a behind-the-scenes look at how many of the action scenes were built from the ground up. Other than that, you’ll also find a few deleted scenes and commentaries on the disc.


Even though some may see Nobody as the budget-bin version of John Wick, this is still a very enjoyable movie. While the film had a few pacing issues, it had an enjoyable story, a lot of interesting fight scenes, and a somewhat unconventional lead actor for this action-packed experience. This is one of those movies where you can just sit back, relax, and see a lot of bloody scenes.

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