Odenkirk (Better Caul Saul) may seem like an unlikely candidate for an
action hero, but he ends up being pretty good at it in the darkly comic action
At first, the film seems like it will
be yet another knockoff of Death Wish. Odenkirk plays Hutch, a married
family man working for his father-in-law (Michael Ironside) in a dull office
job. One night, burglars break into his house. He has a chance to stop them,
but lets them go, even though his teen son gets assaulted. The incident leaves
him simmering with anger afterwards. However, instead of being an ordinary man
pushed to the limit by criminals, viewers and on-screen crooks quickly discover
Hutch is not at all what he appears to be.
Directed by Ilya Naishuller, Nobody runs
at a fleet 92 minutes. It doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary backstory.
While the extreme violence can be off-putting at times, the movie has an
amusingly grim sense of humor, and Naishuller creatively stages some of the
action scenes. The best two of these scenes are a melee in a parked bus and Odenkirk freeing
himself from the locked trunk of a moving car.
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