12 Rounds (2009)
Critic Consensus: Energetic but empty, 12 Rounds' preposterous plot hurtles along at a rapid pace, but can't disguise the derivative script.
When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks--12 rounds--that Danny must somehow complete to save the life of his own fiancee. Ranging from tests of intelligence to Sisyphean tasks of endurance, Miles keeps Danny guessing at every treacherous turn. Each new round sends Danny hurtling through the city at a breakneck pace. As Miles toys with Danny, innocent citizens are threatened. Automobiles, streetcars and ferryboats are transformed into potential weapons of mass destruction. With the violent rounds mounting, one wrong move may take the match closer to a deadly conclusion. … More
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Critic Reviews for 12 Rounds
Heavy on stunts but light on plausibility, humor, surprise, visual ingenuity or psychological depth.
There's a decent little action movie somewhere inside '12 Rounds': a bit more complexity of character, a few more jokes and a hero who doesn't look like a two-by-four with a buzz cut might have gone a long way.
as a fast-food action director, Renny Harlin still delivers a fun movie
Awfully forgettable, but Harlin makes things go boom again, with ruthless efficiency that puts the flick just over the hump of the straight-to-cable Jeff Speakman school. [Blu-ray]
With all the nuance of a fist to the groin, ... (it's) the kind of forgettable film that isn't impossible to enjoy but that only a Cena fan could truly love.
Audience Reviews for 12 Rounds
12 Rounds is full of energy but doesn't pack the right amount of punch. The film's tacky acting and loose storyline could only push it so far, but not far enough to go the distance. 2.5/5
Another action film from the WWE stable, and an enjoyable enough one at that. Following a recurring theme from many decent action films a young detective is given a set of tasks to complete if he wants to see his girlfriend ever again, by a nasty villain out for revenge. Predictable yes, but the stunts and chases just keep coming and action doesn't let up for long. One for action fans to enjoy at least.
Rubbish, rubbish, garbage, rubbish... shit
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