3 Days To Kill Reviews

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
( ... ) a mindlessly entertaining, disjointed, frequently unbelievable hell-for-leather action adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 27, 2014
Fine, in a mid-budget, wholly inconsequential way.
Richard Haridy
Quickflix
June 25, 2014
3 Days to Kill is a frequently bizarre, never boring mash-up that doesn't come together yet perfectly encapsulates everything both good and bad about Luc Besson's recent output
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
June 24, 2014
French filmmaker Luc Besson continues to combine family themes with intense violence (see Taken), but at least this film has a wry sense of humour about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
June 22, 2014
Something very special: a Kevin Costner vehicle that makes both The Postman and Waterworld seem fearsomely substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 22, 2014
This time the Taken formula of ultra-violence and sentiment fails to deliver the same guilty-pleasure thrills.
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
June 20, 2014
The director McG seems uncertain whether he should concentrate on the action or the family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 20, 2014
If it's meant to be a spy movie, it's not exciting. If it's meant to be a comedy, it's not funny. If it's meant to be dumb, absurd, and risible, it's a success.
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
June 20, 2014
Far too generic and cliched, and offers very little we haven't seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
June 20, 2014
On paper, this genre flick looks like an attempt to do for Kevin Costner what Taken did for Liam Neeson. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Taken's pace and energy, despite the writing presence of Luc Besson in both movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
June 19, 2014
Costner might not be the box-office draw he once was but surely he can find better things to do than this dismal Europudding?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
June 19, 2014
Seeks to reposition Kevin Costner as a Neesony badass dad, casting him as a growly CIA type using a Parisian layover to juggle terrorist-offing with teaching daughter Hailee Steinfeld how to ride a bike.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
June 19, 2014
The film is just stupefyingly bad, failing to be funny whenever it isn't failing to be Taken, and wittering on forever like a lunatic on a bench.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 19, 2014
Some sort of lazily conceived exercise designed to distract undemanding teens and people too knackered to follow anything of substance after a hard day's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 19, 2014
Kevin Costner tries his hand at a Neeson-style B-movie and accidentally heralds the death of cinema as we know it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
June 17, 2014
n the end it's Costner who's the film's saving grace, his chemistry with Steinfeld lends the movie enough emotional weight to make it tolerable in between the car chases and gunfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
The List
June 17, 2014
For the most part it's a confused and poorly written mixture of thriller and sentimental comedy-drama that struggles to find the right tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 17, 2014
Charlie's Angels director McG used to know how to marshal a decent action scene (if nothing else), but that touch seems to have deserted him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
June 16, 2014
The aim is a little off, but at least it's nice to see that Costner is still firing on all cylinders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
June 16, 2014
Neither director McG nor writer Luc Besson are known for their austere realism, so expect rampant witlessness among all the bone-crunching, blood-spraying action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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