"NOBODY" 2021 Movie Review - Bob Odenkirk is the next action hero we all wanted.

Who would have thought that the sleazy lawyer from Breaking Bad,  Saul Goodman, would casually transform into a box office superhero?   It's been close to eight years since the series finale of Breaking Bad, and it's hard to argue Bob Odenkirk has become the most successful star from the cast.  

Odenkirk finally breaks through...

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad


Breaking bad was a show that many TV viewers would put in their favorite series of ALL TIME lists. And for many, this was the first introduction to Bob Odenkirk. Other more seasoned fans recognize Odenkirk from the cult-favorite "Mr. Show".  Odenkirk was an early success as a writer, serving as prestigious writing teams as "Saturday Night Live" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," along with many other successful projects. 

Odenkirk has always been funny.

Bob Odenkirk appears on "Seinfeld"


Odenkirk was also one of the final two actors to be considered to play "Michael Scott" on the American version of "The Office". In case you've been living under a rock .... A role that ultimately went to Steve Carell It's hard to call Bob Odenkirk a "Late Bloomer" because of all his successful works as a writer. But Breaking Bad seemed to be his "Break Out" role as an actor. I argue Better Call Saul is better than Breaking Bad, due to Odenkirk's performance. 

Odenkirk has range as an actor.

Bob Odenkirk in "Nobody"


Is Bob Odenkirk going to take jobs away from Duane Johnson? Probably not. But NOBODY proves Bob Odenkirk has deep range as a comedic/dramatic actor.  Nobody is so charming, which Odenkirk seems to bring to every role. His casting in a typical action hero vs drug lord action movie was confusing at first. But this odd fit really helps the movie stand out for me, in the genre. A more genuine character than the beefed-up muscle body types we're used to seeing.  This movie reminded me of The Equalizer  (starring Denzel Washington) and  Hostage (Starring Bruce Willis) - How fate prevents a man from living a quiet, family-oriented life. Odenkirk's performance had the brutality and aggression I love about action movies along with the human, genuine style of acting that Odenkirk carries into all of his roles. It helps the viewer believe they too can become a hero in a sense.  Go see Nobody, you won't regret it. 

-Johnny Stack