The Bounty Hunter is disappointing, mostly for its missed opportunity. It is clear that the general 'hunter/hunted' reluctant partners action/adventure story (which has been used before in numerous movies, not least in Midnight Run and The Rundown) was ideal material for a fusion with a more romantically-orientated theme. But stagnant dialogue, bland action, dozens of unnecessary extra characters, and a distinct lack of chemistry between the two photo-friendly leads all compound the Director's missteps on this over-long waste of time. On UK Region-Free Blu-ray we get video and audio which similarly exhibit shockingly wasted potential, some glaring sporadic problems on the video and an off-balance mix making this a disc that even fans would have to think twice about choosing to add to their collection (and the few extras don't exactly tip the balance). Newcomers? Well, honestly I would have to recommend you steer clear. If you've really watched all of the other, better films that there are out there in the various genres that this film tries to capitalise on, and you therefore feel the desperate (and somewhat masochistic) urge to see this one, then please consider a rental first. I've seen worse films, but few that had this much promise, and threw it all away so spectacularly, which only compounds your dismay by the end of it. Massively disappointing.
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