A waste of just under 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back. It's awful.
- 3 Days to Kill review by RP
Well, that's wasted just under 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back.
If you sit back, switch off your brain and let it wash over you, you might think this is a half-decent action film. But it's not. It's awful. In fact it's a dreadful, soppy / sloppy over-American film, with a ridiculous plot, awful script, too much gunfire, too many fights / accidents / falls with the 'hero' receiving nary a scratch or bruise, set in a strange version of Paris where no-one speaks French.
Kevin Costner plays an ageing CIA agent who finds out he is dying, travels to Paris to meet his estranged wife and make it up with his daughter he has neglected. He is re-recruited for another mission, has many meetings with daughter + boyfriend, teaches her to ride a bike, and has assorted shoot-outs and car chases during all of which he has lengthy phone conversations with his daughter. It's soppy, it's silly, it's very American - and it also has Mr Wooden Costner, who to his credit, has dropped his annoying, dislikeable nasal drawl for a deeper, gravel voiced effort.
I don't know where scriptwriter Luc Besson dragged this ridiculous storyline from - although the soppy aged agent / daughter / Paris elements remind me of a very, very bad version of 'Taken'.
This is without doubt one of the worst films I've seen in the last year. But unfortunately I have seen even worse, so I'll have to give it an over-generous 2/5 stars.
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