Thoughts on Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody Starring Bob Odenkirk

John Wick” comparisons are given but it’s fair to see the movie for what it is.

Hutch Mansell: Wow. You brought a lot of shotguns.
David Mansell: Well, you brought a lot of Russians.

Nobody (2021) Directed by Ilya Naishuller

Upstream has released Ilya Naishuller’s “Nobody,” starring Bob Odenkirk, in the Philippines. To watch it, go to GMovies or download the app from the App Store or Google Play to stream it on Upstream PH. However, if you’re watching on a computer, Google Chrome is the best browser.

Nobody (2021)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 32min
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, Alexei Serebryakov, Christopher Lloyd

A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.

The film begins with a montage of Hutch Mansell’s (Bob Odenkirk) everyday existence. Things like going to work, missing garbage collection day, and being looked down on are all part of it. From those scenes, we learn a little about him, but not much.

Why? Because his life is repetitive to the point that you wonder if it is HIS life. However, discovering the truth about our main character does not take long.

Ilya Naishuller’s “Nobody” is a fast-paced, straightforward, and unpretentious film. It knows what it is and presents it to the audience. Be aware that the film does not sugarcoat the revelations.

Short story long, um, I used to be what they call an auditor for those three-letter agencies.

An auditor, as in, uh… (sighs) the last guy any organisation wants to see at their door.

Nobody (2021) Directed by Ilya Naishuller
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Hutch Mansell, a nobody is a former auditor for three-letter agencies. He is an assassin employed by intelligence agencies to kill untouchable criminals and those who are too difficult to apprehend. However, on last mission, he provided his target with the opportunity to live the life he desired.

When he checked in on him a year later, he had already established a new life for himself, complete with a lovely family. It’s something that the nobody wished for himself as well. As a result, he retired and began a new life while battling his old.

It was a huge challenge for Hutch Mansell because a part of him that had been dormant wanted to come out. When it did, all hell broke loose. It was gruesome and violent in the same way that certain action movies are. But, unlike those action movies, “Nobody” has a certain allure to it. The film contains several unexpected and hilarious moments that do not detract from the overall story.

So if you want spectacular physical action with a balanced comical extremity, I recommend Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk.

Nobody (2021) 8/10

Rating: 8 out of 10.
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