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The Bounty Hunter

action & adventure, comedy


A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    13%
  • Audience Score
    51%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Stereotypes and minor violence arrest this dull romcom.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this uninspired romantic comedy with an action twist is a little more violent than most films of this genre. It has gunfights and knee-whackings, but no outright gore. There's a fair amount of swearing, including "ass" and "s--t," and an improbable reunion between a career woman and the ex-husband who can't seem to stop making fun of her, which sends some mixed messages about love and relationships. A scene set in a strip club includes some barely clad women (thongs, bras/pasties); there are plenty of references to sex as well.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why Nicole and Milo's marriage failed in the first place, and how believable their reunion is. Can two people who really hurt each other reconcile this easily, even in a romcom? What brings them back together?
  • What kinds of stereotypes does this movie portray? Do the men and women in the movie seem like real people, or caricatures?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    13%
    reviews counted: 2
    see all The Bounty Hunter reviews
  • Audience

    51%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The woeful shell of a romantic comedy, a motionless movie which shows no attempt to do anything but point a camera at shapely Aniston.

- Ben McEachen, Sunday Times (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The Bounty Hunter has what is arguably the most awful 'meet-cute' in the history of cinema.

- Simon Foster, sbs.com.au, Monday, August 9, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Not as bad as I had heard. Got a few laughs out of it and cared enough to sit and watch the whole thing. Jennifer Aniston is always watchable, though. Clearly not her best, but not the disaster I had been lead to believe. Good for a DVD night in.

- romy861, Saturday, September 11, 2010

2 stars

Well this doesn't seem to be too popular. I can see why, I found it ok but far from great or laugh out loud funny. One that plays on the male/female relationship during an usual setting and events. Seems a popular choice of idea with The Killers, Knight and Day also out this year. However for a Rom-com The ugly truth was way better and for more action go for Knight and day.

- Deano78, Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1 star

The Bounty Hunter fails to locate any laughs or charm over two punishing hours as its chemistry-free leads, Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, mug their way through two of the worst performances they've ever given.

- roygutteridge, Sunday, August 1, 2010