3 Days to Kill
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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
I have always gravitated to this type of movie. Serious at times, but offbeat with surprising humor at other times. Joss Whedon (no he didn't direct this) is famous for this type of flavor. Whedon's Firefly, Serenity and The Avengers come immediately to mind.
Between 1 and 10, I give "3 Days to Kill" a solid 8 (or a 4-star rating). Looking for something a bit different with some aptly applied humor to break the tension? This film fit the bill for me. I'll be happy to add this movie to my blu-ray collection.
After viewing the blu-ray: For picture and sound quality, Oblivion is my reference blu-ray. That being said, here are my thoughts on 3 Days to Kill:
Picture quality: 8 out of 10 -- very good to excellent, but had a couple of minor problems with some of the editing choices.
Audio quality: 8 out of 10 -- A surprising bass monster (rattled everything in sight) and in general very good throughout, although a bit exaggerated in certain scenes.
The movie is an odd mixture of elements. The core of the movie is a string of extremely well-staged action sequences. In between is the family drama of Renner's reconnection with a rebellious daughter, parts of which ring true; the sometimes laugh-out-loud humor of Renner's dealings with the string of suspects who will lead him back to the Wolf; and his evolving relationship with the African family that has squatted in his apartment. The location shooting in Paris is quite good. There is a strong element of betrayal built into the story; it is unclear right to the end who Renner can trust or how things might, or might not, work out for him. Recommended as an afternoon's entertainment if the viewer is a Costner fan.
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I was really disappointed in this movie after watching the trailer. The trailer made it look so cool and a typical action packed movie. Read morePublished 15 days ago by BaileyTA
The thing about Costner is that he truly is a top tier actor. I wasn't sure if he was really tired as a person, or if his character was burnt out. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Stokely
Fun night at the movies! Good shoot it up with a love story attached. Not deep - meant for a "non-thinking" night.Published 1 month ago by Jonathan P Foster
Great action movie that didn't make it on the big screen. A movie to watch that is a guy or chic flickPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
highly recommend this movie one of those movies could watch again if seen alreadyPublished 2 months ago by ryan p
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