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Critic Reviews for Hours
Walker's performance - along with the film - gets more and more engrossing.
While uneven, the film is uniquely involving - right down to a final shot that will break your heart into a million pieces.
For those who wish to see [Walker] at his best, "Hours" is worth the time.
Hurricane Katrina has already been pretty thoroughly mined for documentaries and fictional stories, but "Hours" holds your interest nonetheless.
Most of the movie elicits tense empathy, which builds to a genuinely nerve-wracking sense of dread.
Audience Reviews for Hours
One of Paul Walker's last films is this suspenseful thriller that can be quite tense in a minimalist way when not contrived or melodramatic, yet it could have been set in any city hit by a fictional hurricane without the need of using a real tragedy as a plot device.
In one of Paul Walker's best performances to date, "Hours" follows a man after the loss of his wife during childbirth and he must keep his baby breathing in the incubator with no power during the events of Hurricane Katrina. The premise of this film sold me right from the start and it was just the film that he needed to boost his performance stature. Taking place mainly in one building for the entire film, this low-budget film is a true marvel and really something to strive to be able to pull off. While this film has a few script issues and there are a few predictable moments, Paul Walker's performance vibrates off the screen and the emotion in this film is handled beautifully. Almost every scene made me tear up, because they knew how to handle it. Aside from it's few faults, "Hours" is a great film!
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