3 Days to Kill
Ethan Renner is a burned out CIA agent who finds out he has terminal cancer. He returns home to attempt to patch up the marriage and family life he has neglected, trying to get to know his bitter teenage daughter. But a top level agent finds Ethan and offers him a deal: if he does one last job he can have an experimental treatment for his disease that may extend the time he has for his family. He accepts, trying to juggle winning over his daughter and secretly hunting a terrorist.
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This movie really rides the line between PG-13 and R. There are around three F words, some in subtitles, and about 20 instances of other language. There is some sensuality that is skipped that you won’t miss. There is plenty of violence (some fairly brutal) that will create a couple of gaps you’ll need to fill in with context. With filters, this film would be okay for older teens.
Should I Kill 1 Day to Watch this Movie?...
Kevin Costner does an admirable job as the lead in the film, but the execution of the plot is a bit sloppy. The film wants to be an exciting spy thriller and a feel good family bonding film at the same time and never quite gets it to blend. You get extended emotional bits juxtaposed with violent bits with some attempts at levity thrown in for good measure. The result is a movie that is entertaining in spots, but clunky enough to be off-putting. If you like Kevin Costner or can’t stay away from spy thrillers, give it a go.
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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language; 117 mins; Directed by McG