Brought to you by writer Derek Kolstad - the same bullet-riddled mind that previously spawned John Wick - Nobody lets you get acquainted with Hutch Mansell, a bookkeeper who works at his father-in-law’s factory and whose marriage feels like it will fall apart at the slightest breeze while the rest of his life can be best summed up as a never-ending string of small disappointments.
When two burglars hit his home, Hutch lets them take what they want rather than going at them with a baseball bat, after which he is left feeling emasculated in the eyes of his family. But then he finds out the burglars took his daughter’s kitty-cat bracelet and it ignites something in him that he thought he had left behind a long time ago. As it turns out, Hutch Mansell was not always the number-pusher that he has turned into.
After retrieving the bracelet, Hutch ends up getting in an altercation with some Russian mobsters led by a total sociopath called Yulian (Aleksey Serebryakov) and from there on it’s a no holds barred action fest as Hutch works his way through countless Russians with the help of knives, guns, boobytraps, and the help of his dad (Christopher Lloyd, as always a complete pleasure to watch), who is very gung-ho to relive his glory days rather than being stuck in the retirement home for one more day.
Yes, the story is a bit John Wick-y, but Odenkirk is phenomenal, and everything is delivered with plenty of humor and visual flair thanks to director Ilya Naishuller. If you’re a fan of over-the-top, insanely violent action flicks, then Nobody is exactly the movie you have been waiting for.