DVD Review by Kam Williams
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Nowadays, he plies his trade as a bounty hunter, rounding up fugitives from justice for Sid (Jeff Garlin), a bail bondsman who hates the idea of losing any of the money he posts for a defendant.
But she did get arrested for ignoring a pile of parking tickets, and then relied on Sid’s services to get out of jail. However, she subsequently failed to show up in court, so Sid finds himself facing the prospect of losing the $50,000 he put up as collateral.
Nicole passes herself off as Jimmy’s girlfriend, Lakeesha, to slip past his suspicious landlady (Jayne Houdyshell) in order to snoop around his apartment for more clues. However, before Nicole has a chance to get to the bottom of the story, guess who shows up and places her in handcuffs.
What ensues is a battle of the exes which fails to do justice to either the romantic comedy or crime caper genre. For it’s never really established why Nicole would want a Neanderthal like
Between the lack of chemistry between the romantic leads and the absence of tension in the whodunit, The Bounty Hunter amounts to little more than a great time killer for folks who needs help being bored.
Fair (1 star)
Rated PG-13 for profanity, violence and sexuality.
Running time: 110 Minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Extras: A trio of featurettes: “The Making of The Bounty Hunter,” ”Rules for Outwitting a Bounty Hunter!” and “Stops Along the Road: Hunting Locations.”