Theatrical Reviews

Nobody Review

Nobody 1

Universal Pictures   

What’s It About?
A seemingly average Joe steps up to help a woman on a bus from a group of men, only to get on the wrong side of a Russian mobster.   

Who’s In It?
Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul & Little Women)
Connie Nielsen (Brothers, Gladiator & Wonder Woman)   

Other notables include:
Aleksey Serebryakov (Leviathan, Van Goghs)
Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Clue & Back To The Future)   

Director: Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry)   

Audiences Expect:
After seeing what meting out some serious violence to mobsters did for Keanu Reeves and Liam Neeson, Bob Odenkirk is the latest to join the party.
Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, a seemingly average Joe working a dead end job, with a family who don’t respect him, and an apparent absence of backbone most notably when two hapless robbers break in to his house and he fails to help out his son in taking them down. But it turns out that Mansell has quite the past.
Despite a trail of death and destruction in his early years, Mansell had turned his back on all that in favour of a quiet family life, but it seems his natural violent instincts are still lurking just below the surface. Before long, he is embroiled in a feud with a vicious Russian mobster after taking out his goons on a bus for hassling a young woman.
Less serious than the Taken and John Wick franchises, Nobody still packs quite a punch in the violence and gore stakes. Normally portraying a motormouth lawyer, Odenkirk excels as the nondescript quiet family man with a past, and he is ably supported in a brief but thrilling cameo by Christopher Lloyd and RZA.
Less prominent, sadly, is the woefully underused Connie Nielson who plays Hutch’s wife, while Aleksey Serebryakov has a ball as the wayward Russian mobster.   

In A Nutshell:
A fun, entertaining if supremely violent romp with Bob Odenkirk channelling his ominous OAP.   

The bus scene
Aleksey Serebryakov’s entrance
Christopher Lloyd’s brief cameo   

Connie Nielsen’s wasted role

Certificate: 15