Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson Team Up in “The Man from Toronto” Trailer

From the director of The Hitman's Bodyguard comes another mismatched action comedy that could have starred Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. In a silly case of mistaken identity, a mild-mannered consultant (Kevin Hart) arrives at the wrong cabin. What he thinks is his Airbnb is actually a safe house for some shady criminals, who assume the little fella is actually a ruthless assassin known only as the Man from Toronto.

When the FBI shows up, they recruit the diminutive chap to go undercover, in hopes of drawing out the real killer (Woody Harrelson). After they meet face-to-face, some even worse folks want both of them dead, leading the two guys to team up. Expect lots of shouting and gunplay, as well as some sub-par explosions. Another film originally scheduled to hit theaters this summer, this one will go straight to streaming.

The Man from Toronto launches exclusively on Netflix on June 24.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.