3 Days to Kill 2014

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A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Starring:
Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes
Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen
Director McG
Genres Drama
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 20 October 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes
Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen
Director McG
Genres Drama
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 20 October 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 Dec. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Kevin Costner plays Ethan Renner, a fifty-something, semi-retired C.I.A. "cleaner", who's estranged from his wife Christine, and teenage daughter Zooey. His career has led to a broken family unit and he wants to make amends. Terminal cancer has forced issues for Ethan and so he goes to Paris, where his wife and daughter live, to seek a rapprochement with his family.
Amber Heard plays Vivienne Delay ("Vivi"), another C.I.A. operative. She's on the hunt for a terrorist named Wolfgang Braun ("The Wolf"), and his right-hand man The Albino. The bad guys want to supply a "dirty bomb" to Syrian terrorists, and Vivi is tasked with stopping them. She enlists the help of Ethan by offering him a big financial incentive and the use of an experimental drug that might cure or at least retard the progress of his cancer.
The film opens with a masterful 15 minute action sequence, when Ethan is attempting to foil a terrorist atrocity at a hotel. The movie then changes gear and spends the best part of an hour telling the story of Ethan's efforts to get back into the lives of his wife and daughter. Kevin Costner is an enormously likeable actor (I had to endure my girlfriend swooning over him for much of this film, a guy in his fifties just shouldn't look that good), and although the film occasionally seems like a slightly uneasy alliance between an action thriller and a father and daughter tale, ultimately it works, and Kevin's performance is carried off with brio.
The film comes back to life with a bang, with a brilliant one to one fist fight between Ethan and a baddie in a supermarket, which is a match for anything seen in the Bourne movies - The Bourne Collection [Blu-ray].
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Danny on 6 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
this is by far the worst film I've seen in a long,long,long time haha it's not even bad in a good way it's just rubbish, Do not waste 2hrs of your life it's too late for me but I can save others. my real verdict is quarter of a star and that's generous :)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 27 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Ethan (Kevin Costner) has sacrificed his relationship with his family to be a super spy for the CIA. On his most recent assignment he was to kill "The Albino" (Tomas Lemarquis) while Vivi (Amber Heard) was to kill the Wolf (Richard Sammel). Ethan breaks down as his brain cancer has entered his lungs. He is given 3-5 months to live.

Ethan returns to his Parisian apartment only to discover a poor family of squatters from Africa living there with the police unwilling to evict them. He attempts to reestablish his relationship with his estranged wife playing the death card and that of his daughter, by not telling her.

Vivi shows up with an experimental drug that may work, but in doing so he must renege on his promise to his wife and kill "The Wolf" as he is the only man who has seen him. Ethan now attempts to re-establish his estranged relationship with his moody teen daughter while trying to kill the world's most wanted man...and on occasion using parenting advice from people he is attempting to extract information.

I love a film that shows originality and good dialogue. Amber Heard played a great, even if unrealistic, femme fatale noir. The film breaks from the formula of utilizing the daughter as an asset. It is a funny heartwarming action film. Something for everyone.

Parental Guide: 1 written f-bomb, 1 in background music lyrics. No sex. Brief rear nudity
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Gelderd VINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The comparisons here to ‘Taken’ are too hard not to tick off when you watch it. First of all we have the aging, cantankerous but ultimately deadly action hero played by Kevin Costner. While he is no Liam Neeson’s Brian Mills, Costner delivers a fine performance as the stereotypical agent with a chip on his shoulder, grumbling lines and showcasing his hidden skill when the danger escalates. Sadly burdened by the effects of the cancer eating away at him, most of his performance is riddled with slow and steady moments of hallucinations, cold sweats and hacking coughs. It’s effective, but just there to serve a purpose that we know he is dying. It almost limits Costner from what he could really deliver should he be rid of a character flaw that doesn’t REALLY pose a threat, it’s just there as a bargaining tool.

Next we have the backdrop of Paris. A favourite for action films of late, the European map. Lots of sneering French villains and hectic traffic chases are a plenty. It doesn’t detract from the story, but it’s just a too familiar setting. Run down houses and posh hotels are the setting for the action and we’ve seen it all before.

Finally it’s the family man trying to build bridges with his family, a casualty of his dangerous career. Here we do have a gorgeous Connie Nielsen who looks fantastic but does little sadly, and a fiery Hailee Steinfeld as the cliché daughter; all attitude, no compassion. That is until Dad can prove himself and finally have her call him…Dad, not Ethan. Again, we’ve seen it all before and it’s just another device to add a bit of humanity to our star and give him something else to fight for rather than just his job.
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