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Review: The Bounty Hunter

Dreadful, handcuffed to derivative
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 23, 2010
1.0 1.0 Stars

A bounty hunter chasing down Uncle Sam on the Fourth of July? That gag might have had legs, especially since the fugitive is on stilts.

Unfortunately, director Andy Tennant (Fool’s Gold) and screenwriter Sarah Thorp (See Jane Run) couldn’t figure out funny if they lined up Gerard Butler (The Ugly Truth) and Jennifer Aniston (Love Happens) and married them to the plots of Midnight Run and The Shop Around the Corner — which is exactly what they have done. Milo Boyd (Butler), a hard-drinking ex-cop, is charged with tracking down Nicole Hurley (Aniston), his bail-jumping ex-wife, but also a reporter investigating a murder cover-up.

She’d be better served looking into why a movie that finds its attractive leads handcuffed to beds for much of its excessive length remains so romantically limp. Given the amount of Botox on display, would a little Viagra have hurt?

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