Magazine May 3, 2021, Issue

Nobody’s Almost Normal Action Hero

Bob Odenkirk in Nobody (87North)

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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