|The Bounty Hunter|
Theatrical teaser poster
|Directed by||Andy Tennant|
|Produced by||Neal H. Moritz|
|Written by||Sarah Thorp|
|Music by||George Fenton|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)
|Release date(s)||March 19, 2010|
The Bounty Hunter is an upcoming action-romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. The story centers on a bounty hunter (Butler) hired to retrieve his ex-wife (Aniston), who has skipped bail. The film will be released in the United Kingdom and United States on March 19, 2010.
The film stars Gerard Butler as struggling bounty hunter Milo and Jennifer Aniston as his bail-jumping ex-wife Nicole. Much to his glee, Milo learns that Nicole is his next target and begins his assignment with enthusiasm. However, Nicole is determined to escape from Milo's custody once he has found her.
The Bounty Hunter was filmed in Brooklyn, New York, and other various places in the United States. As of September 13, 2009, a filming location is Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. On the same day, Columbia Pictures posted warnings throughout the Racetrack warning attendees that they may be part of the filming, and that if they wish not to be, to leave the premises.
Gerard Butler was involved in various stunts throughout the movie and a body double was used to perform certain scenes. During filming, his stunt double performed a stunt jumping off a building. After watching many takes, Gerard decided to do the jump himself, which is the scene shown in trailers.
Filming started in June 2009 and wrapped in September 2009.
So far, the film has received generally negative reviews from critics. The film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 8% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on 36 reviews. The consensus given is "Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston remain as attractive as ever, but The Bounty Hunter's formula script doesn't know what to do with them -- or the audience's attention." It also holds a "generally unfavorable" score of 31 out of 100 at Metacritic.
Roger Ebert gave the film a star and a half out of four, commenting that "neither [Aniston nor Butler] is allowed to speak more than efficient sentences to advance the plot" and that it is rife with "exhausted action clichés." Kerry Lengel gave the film three and a half stars out of five: "As formula films go, The Bounty Hunter is more enjoyable than most, even if it packs in as many clichés as any." She also praises Aniston's and Butler's performances, but is critical of the "improbable" plot.