Just when you thought you’d seen all of the action-packed, hijinx-heavy love-hate buddy-comedies that the world could possibly generate, along comes The Man from Toronto. Directed by Patrick Hughes, who is coming in hot off of the Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise (and you will absolutely be able to tell), the film follows Teddy (Kevin Hart), a charming yet totally inept wannabe entrepreneur who just can’t seem to catch a break.
Teddy’s series of misfortunes leads to an AirBnb mixup, which then leads to a couple dangerous men mistaking him for a brooding and notoriously nefarious assassin named Randy, or The Man from Toronto (Woody Harrelson). But instead of simply resolving the improbable mistake (what fun would that be?), The Man from Toronto takes us on a near two hour wild ride replete with dramatic irony and an imperative to suspend every ounce of disbelief you might be holding on to.
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