The most arresting scene in Nobody, the new action movie starring the longtime comic actor Bob Odenkirk as a trained killer turned suburban dad, is its first real action sequence. Odenkirk’s Hutch, a beleaguered paterfamilias living with his wife and kids in a wintry, undistinguished subdivision outside a wintry, unidentifiable city (the film was shot in Winnipeg), has just been emasculated by a break-in in which his son fights the robbers but Hutch stands back and lets them get away. After an attempt to hunt down the robbers ends disappointingly, he lands on a late-night bus where a young woman …
This article appears as “Killer Dad” in the May 3, 2021, print edition of National Review.
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