The 2021 action thriller stars Odenkirk as a seemingly ordinary man with a wife, two children, and a dull office job. He is best known for his role as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad and its spin-off, Better Call Saul. He’s a “nobody,” to put it that way. (Did you catch what I did there?) However, due to a series of unfortunate incidents, he finds himself in a battle with the Russian mob, and it turns out that this so-called “nobody” is really a true badass.
Nobody, a wiseass action film now available on VOD, stars Bob Odenkirk, the longtime funnyman character actor (and comedy writer) who rose to fame as iconically sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Casting him as the lead in a what-if-John Wick-was-a-comedy exercise — scripted by Wick writer Derek Kolstad, no less — defies expectations, but the majority of the fun here is watching Odenkirk go brutal while playing a schmuck who turns out to be not so much of a schmuck after all.
The Bottom Line: Punk-rock legend “Family man, I want to crucify you on your front door with nails from your well-stocked garage,” Henry Rollins once wrote in a mean little screed named “Family Man.” Hutch Mansell (Odenkirk) has a well-stocked garage, to say the least. Bus, desk, spreadsheet, dinner, take out the garbage, no sex with his wife (Connie Nielsen), wake up, bus, repeat, repeat, repeat. He can, however, do an amazing number of pull-ups, which causes us to pause.