3 Days to Kill

3 Days to Kill

McG (2014)

117min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
On paper, this genre flick looks like an attempt to do for Kevin Costner what Taken did for Liam Neeson. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Taken's pace and energy, despite the writing presence of Luc Besson in both movies. Costner plays a veteran CIA agent diagnosed with a fatal disease who reluctantly accepts one last assignment in Paris in order to get his hands on an experimental new drug that might save his life. However, his mission is complicated by the fact that he is also trying to reconnect with his surly teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld), who also happens to be living in France. The performances can't be faulted, with Costner his usual charismatic self as the ageing super-spy and Amber Heard stealing the show as his kinky handler. And the action sequences have plenty of verve, but director McG interrupts them with tedious comedy sequences in which Costner gets parenting tips from an assortment of villains, plus some overly sentimental moments where he attempts to bond with his family.

Summary

A CIA agent learns he is dying, and decides to quit the agency so he can spend his last few months trying to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter. He is tempted to go back on his word when an old colleague offers him an experimental drug that could save his life - if he agrees to carry out one last mission. Action thriller, starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard and Hailee Steinfeld.

Cast & Crew

Ethan Renner Kevin Costner
Vivi Delay Amber Heard
Zooey Renner Hailee Steinfeld
Christine Renner Connie Nielsen
The Albino Tomas Lemarquis
The Wolf Richard Sammel
Mitat Yilmaz Marc Andreoni
Guido Bruno Ricci
Director McG
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Violence, swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Jun 2014
Drama