First Reviews For Bob Odenkirk’s Action Flick ‘Nobody’ Are In, And They’re Mostly Positive

If you’ve been following movie news the past few months, then you know people have been drooling over the trailer for Bob Odenkirk’s upcoming action-thriller, Nobody.

The trailer looked like a lot of silly fun. If you missed it, check it out below…

Odenkirk is of course known for his starring role in ‘Better Call Saul‘ — he’s absolutely incredible in the show.

But does that translate to the land of features? Well, the first reviews for ‘Nobody’ are coming out and we’re happy to report that they’re mostly positive. They may not be as glowing as we expected, but hey, you can’t win ’em all.

One of the more positive reviews comes from The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore…

Taking itself much less seriously than the Taken series and its predecessors, it’s a wish-fulfillment romp just as ludicrous as any of them but more fun than most. Just self-aware enough to let a discerning action fan forgive its extremes (including some RED-like geezers-with-guns mayhem near the end), the worst thing you can say about it is this: It’s satisfying enough that it could spawn sequels, possibly distracting its star from the plum dramatic roles he deserves after his brilliant work on Better Call Saul.

Alonso Duralde from The Wrap also enjoyed the film…

Nobody is more violent lark than probing satire, but between Bob Odenkirk’s smartly underplayed performance, the surprises in the screenplay by Derek Kolstad (the “John Wick” series) and the puckishly brutal direction of Ilya Naishuller (“Hardcore Henry”), it’s a wonderfully paced and consistently clever action movie that ups the ante of a genre that’s been dominated by Liam Neeson clones.

But as mentioned above, not all the reviews were great. Screenrant’s Chris Agar had this to say…

Instead of being the next John Wick, Nobody plays out more as John Wick lite, which could be disappointing for some. It’s fun to see Odenkirk try something new at this stage in his career, and Nobody clearly knows what it is and never takes itself too seriously (see: the moments of levity, the soundtrack full of licensed classics). Still, these merits don’t truly help elevate the final product beyond fleeting entertainment.

Nobody is set to hit theaters this Friday, March 26.

Watch The Great Bob Odenkirk In New Trailer For Action-Thriller ‘Nobody’

Yeah, some huge films dropped teaser trailers on Super Bowl Sunday, but we were most excited about the trailer spot featuring Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) in the action-thriller, Nobody.

Universal Pictures decided to drop a teaser trailer for the film during the Super Bowl, and it was a good decision because everyone is talking about it.

Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills.

If you’ve been sleeping on Odenkirk, it’s time you wake the f**k up, ’cause the dude is an incredibly talented actor. His performance in Better Call Saul is just as good as Bryan Cranston’s performance in Breaking Bad.

This ‘Nobody’ film was written by Derek Kolstad, who wrote the super successful action flick John Wick.

The film is currently scheduled to be released on April 2. Check out the trailer below…