A hitman, his boss, an art dealer and a money-laundering scheme that accidentally turns the assassin into an overnight avant-garde sensation, one that forces her to play the art world against the underworld.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN November 25, 2023 at 09:20 PM
Patrice (Uma Thurman) owns a struggling art gallery in the superficial moneyed New York City high art scene. She's approached by neighbor store owner Gordon (Samuel L. Jackson) to launder his money. She reluctantly accepts, but she still needs real paintings for the sales. Gordon assigns the painting chore to his assassin Reggie (Joe Manganiello).
I love the skewering of the high art crowd. I like this premise. I like these actors. It's all working great until Reggie shows up at the gallery. I thought the whole point of Bagman is that he remains anonymous like Banksy. The writing needs some subtlety and more smarts. I get where the premise is trying to go with the story. It goes on the wrong track a bit.
Reviewed by imseeg5 / 10
Great actors, but unfortunately fails to become really funny...
Great to see Uma Thurman back on the screen, because she is such a wonderful actress. Where has she been all these past years? But however charming she (still) is, and however mildly amusing this movie is, it fails to become really laugh out loud funny.
Humor is personal, so perhaps others wont mind the cheap in your face jokes though, but I found them to be just a bit tiring.
The story is about Uma Thurman's money loosing art gallery. Then she meets Samuel L Jackson, who is part of a criminal enterprise with LOTS of money to launder. They start cooperating and then the story kinda tanks from there on...
Could have been better. Not bad, but defnitely not recommendable either if you are looking for a good laugh.
Reviewed by gehete-409496 / 10
éverything was there
The movie is not great, the critics are right about that. But you cannot understate what the actors gave us with the little they had. Samuel l jackson is as always giving out a very believable performance as crook gone art fraud, uma thurman was less believable as she stuttered at every businesslike word that was supposed to paint her as a serious art gallery owner. It was kind of hard to watch how played eccentricity can backfire . The side cast was doing a stellar job as well. I felt completely immersed in this bizarre and backwards underground art world. It just never came together, there was no real plot, awkward dialogue and a dissappointing ending. So not as bad as people would want you to believe but not good either.